Another pumpkin beer. This one was by Nickel Brook Brewing Company (Burlington, Ont.) which I’ve tried a couple of beers from previously. I haven’t been thrilled with their beer in the past – kind of a good but not great selection of beer. Similarly, I have yet to find a pumpkin flavoured beer that is great. I love pumpkin but that love doesn’t seem to transfer into pumpkin beer.
The “Pie Eyed Pumpkin Ale” fell about middle of the road in terms of pumpkin beer. It poured a hazy copper colour with minimal head and smelt fairly strongly of spice. The taste was predominately spice (cinnamon, all spice, cardamon) with a little bit of malt. The spice wasn’t crazy strong but the balance didn’t quite do it for me. It wasn’t really the flavour mix I associate with pumpkin and felt more like just a bottle of spices tossed together. It was good but not really pumpkin at all.