Pumpkin Cream Ale | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
There are pumpkin based flavors that are not pumpkin pie. With this in mind we set out to make an autumnal beer in the pumpkin tradition that wasn't simply a spiced beer using the usual pie-spice blend. Looking to enhance the pumpkin's flavors, we roasted its meat touched with orange oil, pink peppercorns and candied ginger. We added this to the mash of our high gravity cream ale recipe. The result is a rich bodied ale, its creaminess teased by the peppercorns' heat, that presents the flavors of pumpkin while notes of orange zest and a sweet ginger bite tame the vegetal dryness. Drink Pumpkin Cream Ale because there are spices on the shelf behind the nutmeg.

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Added by jlenik on 09-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
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9
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Carton pumpkin - served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill 10/12

Pours a cloudy gold haze. Light foam. Spiced pumpkin nose, hints of nutmeg. Rich pumpkin taste. Pie filling taste. Light spice in the back. Creamy mouthfeel, really tasty. Very flavorful. Solid seasonal. 4 375 425 45 425

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12 oz can dated 9/30/16 and poured into Kane tulip glass. Bottom of can (always read the bottom of Carton cans) says allow to warm to 46 degrees, so that should be nearly an hour.

L: Pours with 2F+ sticky white head with good retention, lacing and cap/ring. Beer is a hazy amber.

S: Dominated more by the lactic acid cream ale than anything else. You pick up some of the pepper and ginger and maybe a touch of citrus.

T: Definitely appreciate the difference between this and most other pumpkin beers (which really are pumpkin-pie spice beers). You get a general creaminess throughout the taste, light notes of pumpkin, a definite peppery finish along with a separate zing from the ginger. Didn't really pick up the citrus.

F: Medium body, light to medium carbonation, good construction. Balance is kinda neither here nor there as the pepper/zingy finish is a bit out of control. Good drinker despite high ABV.

O: Definitely correct to categorize this as a cream ale rather than a pumpkin beer.

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Pumpkin Cream Ale from Carton Brewing Company
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