Review: Yukon Brewing Pumpkin Ale

It's October 3rd and until a couple days ago I only saw one pumpkin beer, so I was thinking that there would be an upside to the year of COVID.. a lack of pumpkin beers. Unfortunately, they're slowly but gradually coming out.. ugh. I wasn't planning on reviewing any pumpkin beers this year but when I saw that something by Whitehorse, Yukon's Yukon Brewing. I have to check it out as it's been almost two years since the last time I've sampled their beer.. so if it has to be a pumpkin beer, so be it.

6.7% ABV, brewed with real pumpkin

Appearance: Slightly cloudy caramel/amber ale with a good amount of carbonation in the body, while the head is on the verge of being pretty light with a light yellowish-beige hue to it.

Aroma: Certainly has a pumpkin presence to it - it's sweet, pumpkiny (reminds me of pumpkin pie), as well as has notes of brown sugar, cinnamon and clove. It has a bit of spiciness to it and a moderate amount of caramel sweetness to it.

Taste: The ale is sweet with notes of caramel and pumpkin. The pumpkin isn't being obnoxious, thankfully, so I feel like I get more of an Amber Ale here. There's a bit of the typical medley of spices popping up - cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg. It has a bit of a peat-like earthiness to it, a hint of grassy hops and the aftertaste is a hint of pumpkin.

Overall Thoughts: Well, it's a pumpkin beer, there's not much I could really say about the beer. I was hoping to avoid pumpkin beers completely this year but then I bought this. If you like pumpkin beers, go for it. 

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