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Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Edmonton, Canada

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Bright amber colour. Heavy spice aroma of mace and cinnamon along with a rich toffee maltiness. Flavour is again very heavy on the spice - cinnamon, allspice being predominant. Malts are thick, but still not enough to provide complete balance against the onslaught of spice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5336) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Jason from Camerons. Pours mild to medium amber. Aromas of allspice, cinnamon, pumpkin pie. Taste fis what youd expect. Wasnt crazy about it but found myself looking for more. Decent but like Michigan & Shipyard better

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to presario. Pours a clear and copper color with a small white head. The aroma is very good; sweet pumpkin, spices, caramel goodness, I can almost smell whip cream in this aroma. The aroma is just perfectly like a pumpkin pie. The flavor is spicy, lots of pumpkin, smooth and easygoing. A perfect example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5803) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
My bottle (12oz) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of Presario. Pours a clear orange-copper with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma: Yup, that’s pumpkin pie alright, along with caramel malt and toffee in the back. Malty, spicy flavour is, surprise surprise, pumpkin pie-ish! Average bodied. Very enjoyable and right on style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle (341ml). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Clear bright brassy-amber with a smallish off-white creamy head. Aroma of pumpkin, light cream, mildly acidic nutmeg/allspice - it needs a few seconds to open up, though, initially it was quite ... vegetal. Taste - more inital bitterness, plenty of flowery pumpkin spice, but quite a maple sweet character to it in the end - sticky, thin, mildly carbonated .... I liked it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line :
Nutmeg-doused gingerbread men playfully adorn the lightly caramelized cereals of this well-built, easy-drinking novelty brew.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam shrinks to a ring atop the luminous amber-hued red.
-The nose concentrates on spiciness, and thus appears a tad linear; the biscuity cereals tasted could be more prominent in the aroma.
-The prickly carbonation remains smooth throughout.
-The mouthfeel is well fed while never being cumbersome.

Bottle. Thx Mike!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
Pours a dak transparent red with a small beige head. Aroma has a whack of nutmeg... tons of nutmeg. Other scents on the nose are well pumpkin and I wanna say pie crust. Wow! it tastes like pumpkin pie in a bottle!. Enough said. Feels alright on te palate. Loses marks for not tasting like a beer... but for weirdness and taste, it gets a thumbs up!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 12, 2009
Thanks to HogTownHarry for sharing this with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Orange red with a small head. Aroma: Pumpkin spice, pie, nice! Flavour: Yes, a lot of pumpkin. Like a wonderful glass of pumpkin pie. Smashing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
Light copper. Minimal head. Aroma of pumpkin meat and spices. Spice flavour up front then a pumpkin finish. More bitterness and hops than usual for a pumpkin beer. Overall a tad thin perhaps with dominant dark spice notes.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
Had in bottle at Bottlescrew Bills, Calgary AB. Overall, a spectacular beer. Aroma is purely of pumpkin pie and thanksgiving dinner. A wonderful and spectacular beer.Flavour is less flavourful that you would expect from the aroma. Pumpkin, spicy herbal flavours and malts are all present. overall, a great beer.


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