Tampa Bay Brewing Co. packs plenty of fall flavor in each can of Gourds Gone Wild, a seasonal offering made for the tropics.

The Tampa brewer delivers a moderately spiced pumpkin ale that’s light in body and finishes with a hint of whipped cream. The beer weighs in at 5.5 percent alcohol by volume, putting Gourds Gone Wild in session territory.

TBBC wisely keeps the malts in check, allowing subtle flavors of nutmeg, ginger and clove to peek through the nutty, pumpkin base. A generous dose of hops tames the malts even further.

Look for this annual brew at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in south Lakeland.

Eric Pera can be reached at eric.pera@theledger.com or 863-802-7528.