New Brew Friday- Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin beers were part of my "gateway drug" into the craft beer world.  I think one of my first ones was a Post Road from Brooklyn Brewery followed by one of my favorites Dogfish Head Punkin.  However this little guy right here from Schlafly takes the cake.  There's no other way to describe this than Pumpkin Pie in your face.  The aroma smells identical to a pumpkin pie baking in the much so I pictured my Mother spooning out pumpkin puree into a pie crust (she wasn't one for cooking much).

The flavor is all pie...pumpkin, caramel, clove and nutmeg.  It's the perfect balance of spicy and sweet that completely hides the fact that its 8% abv.  If you like pumpkin this will be one of your "OMG that's amazing" beers.  Cheers to Autumn!