Fall’s here, and you know what that means… Pumpkin Ale! And much to my delight, St. Ambroise has once again released its seasonal, otherwise known as St. Ambroise Citrouille. For some time, I’ve been looking to get my hands on this one again so I could give it a more thorough review. And when it comes to pumpkin ales, there are few as deserving as this one!
As I’ve said before, pumpkin ales are becoming all the rage when it comes to craft brewing. Every year, more and more microbreweries seem to be producing their own variant of the pumpkin, and I was quite thrilled when St. Ambroise produced their own. More than most, they have captured the essence and appeal of this seasonal ale, which is basically pumpkin pie in a glass!
Appearance: Dark orange and transparent
Nose: Strong hints of clove and pumpkin
Taste: An immediate burst of sweet pumpkin, giving way to cloves and cinnamon spice
Aftertaste: Slight bitterness and lingering notes of cinnamon