Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale: Giving Thanks for a Festive Treat

This truly unique craft-brewed beer from Toronto, Ontario pours a lovely golden colour with amber tones. Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale gets a sweet and spicy aroma from having nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, allspice and real pumpkin added during the brewing process.

Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale
This Treat was Tricky to Describe

The natural sweetness of the pumpkin balances the blend of spices. Underneath the overt flavours are a rich maltyness and finely-balanced bitter hoppy finish. Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale is an excellent example of a seasonal beer that captures the spirit of a beautiful Fall afternoon.

Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner: Flavoured Beer with a Bite

This unique brew from the Better Bitters Brewing Company in Burlington, Ontario is the perfect compliment to a light snack. Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner blends light beer with a surprisingly natural green apple flavour to create a crisp and refreshing treat. It has a slightly cloudy appearance, golden wheat colour and creates a very small, short-lived head when poured.

Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner
How Do You Like Them Apples?

Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner has an unsurprisingly strong green apple aroma. It has a crisp and bitter taste with a hint of sweetness and an almost sour finish that gets balanced by hops. This slight hop finish is really the only trace of beer taste that I get from this pilsner. Thankfully the brewers have achieved a great taste balance between sweet and sour and the green apple flavour is not overbearing like in a cider or wine cooler.