Gahan House Pumpkin Ale - PEI Brewing Company (Canada - PEI - Charlottetown)
Sweet with a bitter tangy jolt. A honeydew hops tinge to the aroma and flavour along with, of course, pumpkin. The pumpkin is a mix of the flavour of the actual gourd mixed with spice and meaty nutmeg shanks that remind me of, not only pumpkin pie filling, but the crust and Christmas and Thanksgiving too.
Gahan's Pumpkin Ale is unique compared to other pumpkin ales because others usually taste mostly like the filling but this also has that darkness of the crumbly crust, and this is reflected in the colour - it is a darker pumpkin orange, like dark brushed copper.
Definitely one of my favourite Autumn/Fall seasonals. It was available at the Gahan House Pub in downtown Charlottetown in 2011. Hopefully they are brewing it again this year!