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 (11076) - 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 (7525) - 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 (3701) - 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 (1690) - Hopville, 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 (667) - 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 (2259) - , 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 (3253) - 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
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
unmistakable cinnamon and nutmeg to the nose. opaque orange amber color with some sediment, no head, no lace. flavor of vegetable, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and hoppy aftertaste. smooth, velvety mouthfeel.