Name: Highballer Pumpkin Ale
Brewery: Grand River Brewing
Style: Flavoured Ale
Origin: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Cost: $3.95 per bottle
Pours a clear, burnt orange/amber color with a soapy, off white head. Looks exactly like you’d expect a pumpkin ale to look.
Slight acidity along with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, fruitcake and crystallized fruits. Smells more of spices, then of pumpkin.
Medium bodied, very fizzy, dry finish, very long aftertaste.
Subtle pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor. More nutmeg then pumpkin flavor. Balanced with a pale ale malt profile.
Highballer Pumpkin Ale is made by one of my local breweries and is only available as a seasonal beer in the fall. It is a passable representation of a pumpkin ale. It has more spice flavors then pumpkin, but it does have a pleasant lingering aftertaste.