In the spirit of all things Autumn, I picked up this imperial pumpkin ale from Souther Tier. It pours nicely, with a golden orange and a wonderful transparency. It smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, perhaps a touch of brown sugar, clove, and of course pumpkin. (Think pumpkin pie in a bottle.) The mouth is incredibly smooth and creamy, for an ale, and the notes of spice and pumpkin carry over without the sweetness. A real treat for the Autumn months, but you won’t be sessioning this pumpkin beer with it’s complex character and high ABV.
8.6% ABV | 2-row & caramel malt | pureed pumpkin | magnum & sterling hops