Cinnamon Ghoul – Pumpkin Ale (5.4%) [IBU 18]
Fermentables: 2-row, Special Roast, Honey Malt, Pumpkin Purée
Hops/Spices: Centennial, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Vanilla
This is a “pumpkin ale,” which has more to do with the spices than anything else. We do use a small amount of pumpkin purée in the wort. It adds a smidgen of texture, color, and some fermentable sugars but not much else. The drum roasted grain (“Special Roast”) adds a subtle pie-crust flavor that lingers after the swallow. But the most obvious flavor components are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla, which are added after fermentation. And the name is, indeed, a reference to one of the greatest songs of all time, “Cinnamon Girl”!