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Fall Beer Reviews Part II: Pumpkin Ales on LifeEpicurean.com - Beer Lovers of LJ

Oct. 27th, 2009

11:32 am - Fall Beer Reviews Part II: Pumpkin Ales on LifeEpicurean.com

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Pumpkin ales are a staple of the fall beer-drinking season. Despite the similarity of ingredients, they can be quite varied in taste. Whether adding hand-cut (sometimes roasted) pumpkins thrown in with the mash during brewing, or utilizing pumpkin puree or flavoring, brewers tend to work with whatever method will drive them the least crazy. These beers often boast an array of spices that conjure memories of homemade pumpkin pie, most notably ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Generally, pumpkin ales lean heavily on malt, yet are very light on hop, with the chosen spices landing at the forefront of the palate. May these brews warm your spirits as the temperature continues to fall. READ MORE HERE.