Ballast Point Pumpkin Down Scottish Ale
Pumpkin Down Scottish ale has a great pumpkin aroma, it is not overwhelming. The aroma consists of pumpkin, sweet malts, caramel, and some other spices. Taste is about the same as the aroma with some mild hops. It's finished with a slight of bitterness and some cinnamon aftertaste. With all the mix of spices, it still maintains it's characteristics of a good Scottish ale.
Some might think we’re out of our gourd for making a pumpkin ale, but our Pumpkin Down is not like the others. The caramel and toffee maltiness of our Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, we add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at the brewery, and we think you’ll agree.