Brewery: Smuttynose | Beer: Pumpkin Ale
Beer Advocate Review Average (rAvg): 85
I've mentioned in the past how much I enjoy Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale. It's made from real pumpkins and all of the expected fall spices, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and did I mention ginger? It's smooth, tastes right with just about anything and is average-priced. It pours light orange-amber, has a clean finish and uses a recipe dated back to well, older, times. Here's what they have to say, "Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.” In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original."