Tessic (933) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pumpkin ale poured a deep amber colour with a soapy, white head. No lacing. To the nose there are scents of pumpkin, corriander, all spice, vanilla and very light smoke? First sip was very thin and watery, flavours of pumkin and spice not overwhelming but flavourful. Finish was almost buttery tasting with the light burnt/smokey flavour bearly tastable.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a reddish orange with nearly no head and a tiny amount of active carbonation. Smell is super sweet like raw sugar and a bit of pumpkin and cinnamon. Palate is on the light side of medium bodied and not a whole lot of carbonation. Taste is sweet at first but then gets a bit of a spice flavour in there. Aftertaste is a bit sweet. Not that great overall.
Sammy (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unexceptional pumpkin ale. Yes, pumpkin aroma with a nominal amount of spice. A little orange, no retained head.Lighter mouthfeel.A little nutmeg and pepper.
czar (5704) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours almost clear copper-orange with a decent white head, little retention. decent pale and lightly toasted malts, hint of sweetness, pumpkin, bubblegum, and too much spices. light body - lacking, average carbonation - prickly. short grassy and bland finish.
probstblueribbon (3300) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep copper with a nice orange-tan head.
Aroma: Sticky sweet malts, clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, caramel, toffee, almost a milky note?, pumpkin pie with whipped cream?
Palate: Medium+ body, somewhat relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Much like the nose – plenty of sticky sweet malts and pumpkin spices that don’t overwhelm; dry with a little bitterness and a nice, toffee/treacle, rye bread crust finish.
This pumpkin beer suits my palate.
pootzboy (1635) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 liter bottle: pours an orangey-amber hazed ale in the glass - 2 finger tight-pored off white cap lasts well, laces the glass. Moderate carbonation. Aromas of musty pumpkin shell and toasty-bready malts, a hint of sweetness, some grassyness. Medium bodied, demure rounded character. Flavor is a very pleasing pumpkin and caramalt blend in the front, some tostiness, some spice, some hop bittering to balance, this intensifies a bit going to a lingering balanced finish. A substantial pumpkin ale flavourful but demure without being understated - a very drinkable pumpkin brew. I like it.
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, Pours a golden amber colour with a slight off-white head. Some pumpkin, but not memorable.
thorongil2 (1667) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) dark amber colour with a small brownish game; aroma of bread; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish; hardly any trace of pumpkin
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, amber-copper color, with a beige head, earthy spicy pumpkin skin nose, with a good cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, cloves accents, and a mild toasted, caramel, biscuity malty notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a strong earthy pumpkin skin spiciness character with toasted, caramleized, biscuity malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, cloves flavour, and a pumpkin pie crust, subtle maple tree sap undertone, leading towards a sweet toasty, biscuity maltiness, spicy cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg pumpkin pie finish.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle, 5% a/v
Pours medium gold with very little head. Aroma is generic ale with just a bit of pumpkin spice notes. Taste is slightly pumpkinier but nowhere near the aggressive spice that many other brewers have gone for (and that I personally prefer). If it wasnt labelled as a pumpkin ale it may just pass off as a spiced ale, hard to really pick out the pumpkin. It comes out a bit more on the aftertaste but not as much as you’d hope. Also rather uncarbonated (perhaps leading to the miniscule head). Very underwhelming