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The Great Pumpkin Beer Wrap-Up

Well I did it (self congratulatory pat on the back) I tried nineteen different pumpkin beers  leading up to Hallowe’en and I am happy to not have to see or drink another pumpkin beer until next year. In honour of this feat I thought I would put together a little wrap-up by ranking the pumpkin brews 1 through 19 to give my readers a better sense of my favourite and not so favourite beers.

 

 

Starting at the top of the gourd pile we have…

1. Southern Tier Pumking

2. Elysian Night Owl

3. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

4. Parallel 49 Schadenfreude

5. Granville Island Pumpkin Ale

6. St. Ambroise Citrouille (Pumpkin)

7. Parallel 49 Lost Souls

8. Tree Jumpin Jack

9. Elysian Dark O’ the Moon

10. Elysian Hansel and Gretel

11. Steamworks Pumpkin Ale

12. Epic Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Porter

13. Fernie Pumpkin Head

14. Red Racer Pumpkin Ale

15. Howe Sound Pumpkineater

16. Two Beers Pumpkin Spice Ale

17. Pike Harlot’s Harvest

18. Lighthouse Pumpkin Ale

19. Phillips Crooked Tooth

 

Now onto the Great Christmas Beer Countdown, 55 beers in 55 days …just kidding!

 

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Pumpkin Beer One, This Idea is Still Fun

 

First beer to kick off the pumpkin binge-drinking spectacular is Two Beers Brewing Co. Pumpkin Spice Ale.

 

Pumpkin Spice Ale pours clear bright orange with just a little white head that quickly leaves. The pumpkin pie spices on the nose are pretty dramatic with clove and nutmeg dominating. The spices continue in the flavour but not through to the finish. The beer is light bodied and relatively low in alcohol at just around 5%. There is a slight metallic taste that did not seem to dissipate from the beer even as it warmed. Like all spiced brews, this one benefits from time outside the fridge before consumption. I found the spiciness mellowed out a bit as it warmed and subtler notes came to the front. Still not much in the way of finish on this one even by the end of the glass.

 

 

 

I would give this beer 5 candy corns out of a possible 10.


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