I’ve been looking for Avalanche Ale for some time and hadn’t been able to find it near my house. So my dear friends Shobha and Ed brought me a sixer from World Market (a surprisingly good place to pick-up beer). I must say that this is one tasty, sessionable beer. I can admit that I’m always a bit put off by the can, but I would happily pick up this beer again despite the aluminum.
Considering the beer was from a can, it had decent carbonation with a light head and subtle lacing on the glass. It pours into a deep amber color – a really pretty beer.
This was the second pumpkin ale I tried this season – “Post Road” Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery. My husband and I both tried the Post Road and were in agreement – not our favorite.
The Post Road is a nice amber color, and has a little more clarity than the Punkin. There was very little head after being poured and almost no head after settling although it did leave a slight lacing on the glass.
The aroma was really spicy with hints of allspice, cinnamon but almost no pumpkin scent at all.
Let me preface this review by saying that I’ve always turned my nose up at pumpkin ales. Reason being…I hate pumpkin pie. After many a family gathering, being forced to taste some distant relative’s pumpkin pie – it makes me cringe. So when friends try to get me to drink pumpkin beer, I gag a little at the thought. Until now….
I started down a road of pumpkin beer this fall while on assignment for a beer publication. Keeping an open mind, I tried a variety of pumpkin beers and I have to say that there were a few that I really enjoyed and a few that took me back to pumpkin pie horror.