Name: Mashing Pumpkins
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Country: Canada, Ontario, Calabogie.
Price: $7 CAD at a bar for a 473ml can.
"This beer pours a reddish brown with a big off white head. The nose is cold pumpkin pie and warm spice. The mouthfeel is creamy with a medium to heavy body. Flavours of raisins, and dark fruit, are balanced with the perfect touch of pumpkin and spice. The perfect fall and winter warmer. BOO…"
Can Art: Like most of their cans the artwork is simple and to the point which I like. The colour palette screams Halloween and then the little Pumpkin mascot helps push it all home.
Sight: The boardgame cafe glassware was bad hence no pictures. It poured a dark brown with a hint of red if held to a light. A nice white foam of a head appears and hangs around which is nice.
Aroma: Instantly hit by spices you would find in a pumpkin pie. Cinnamon playing a big role once more.
Taste: As it hits the tongue you get that classic cinnamon hit, lucky for this one it's backed up with some darker malt which adds character. It's a very pleasant mouthfeel but I'm not getting pumpkin. What I am getting is a tasty christmas fruit cake.
Would I buy it again? Surprisingly yes.
Hands up I'm not a pumpkin beer fan and thought I would truly struggle with this. I was wrong I actually enjoyed this. I enjoyed it because I couldn't taste pumpkin at all, instead I good a beer with a spicy warmth that reminded me of delicious cakes, full of raisins and spice. Maybe if they changed the name and didn't mention Pumpkins I would have tried it sooner and would be raving about.
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