NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON – The Exchange Brewery has announced the release of the latest in its series of aged Vintage Reserve ales.
Vintage Reserve Belgian Pumpkin Ale 2016 has been bottle aged for a full year, and is described as follows:
The Vintage brew kept its subtle pumpkin profile and built extra layers of spice and esters. It developed an assertive carbonation as well as a surprising, but very pleasing fruitiness. “It has more yeasty esters on the nose, with a nice dry finish. I find it more complex and compelling now,” comments brewer Christine Nagy.
Released alongside the vintage version is the new 2017 edition, which has the following tasting notes:
The new 2017 Pumpkin Ale is more pumpkin-forward and sweeter, without being too overwhelming. It shows earthy notes and delicate hints of vanilla. Younger, it displays less Belgian ester and the hints of cloves and cinnamon are more subtle as well. With a medium body and moderate carbonation, it is a well-rounded pumpkin ale, perfect for the Fall season.
Both beers are available now in 750 ml bottles at The Exchange retail store, with the 2016 vintage selling for $13 per bottle, and the 2017 for $12.