mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5037-20121230] 500mL bottle. Floral sweet candied soap aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Toasted herbal corn fruit and light straw grains in the flavour with a nice sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Would not have placed the spiced pumpkin without knowing first it was there. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
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jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-12-30. Fairly crisp dark orange, very small frothy off-white head. Modest spicey aroma is lightly muddled but pleasant. Nutmeg? 6+ Flavour is similarly moderately spicey, muted sweet pumpkin and malt, moderate bitterness throughout, I suspect from the spices more than hops. Smooth average plus palate is lightly under carbonated but suits it otherwise. Decent, enjoyable but a bit dull. Bottle from the LCBO
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBC Plaza LCBO Outlet
September 13, 2012
The beer poured a translucent cherry red colour with a thin tan ring for a head. The aroma was weak pumpkin, caramel, and herbal hops. The bottle says spices as an ingredient, but I’m not feeling them aromatically. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is weak pumpkin, grass, and bitter hops. I generally like pumpkin beers, but this is far from my favourite.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a short lasting white head. Smell is cloves and cinnamon. Taste is cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemon. Excellent. Finish is spicy, not much bitterness per se. Medium to strong body, soft mouthfeel. Good pumpkin ale.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange pour with pretty much no head. Watery spice in the scent. Lots of pumpkin in the mouth though followed by a rush of cinnamon and other spices. Wow that goes down well. Very refreshing. One of the best pumpkin Ales I’ve tried. Great Job Black Creek.
Tessic (985) - 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 (9992) - 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 (6211) - 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 (3401) - 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.