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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed at Trafalgar. The new beer captures the essence of pumpkin pie that’s rich in aroma and spicy in flavour. The beer uses real pumpkin in the brew kettle and is infused with a blend of spices including nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon prior to fermentation. The result is golden ale heady in spices and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplyFoul (3) - - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
Smooth, tasty pumpkin ale. Fantastic colour with quite a bit noticeable pumpkin. Very enjoyable for a relaxing evening

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky orange brown, very little head. Nice pumpkin and spicey aroma. Nutmeg, cinnamon. Medium, creamy body. Sweet with a peppery overtone. Great clean finish. This was delicious. The flavours popped, but weren’t overwhelming. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light pumpkin notes with light cinnamon notes. Taste is also dominated by medium pumpkin notes with some cinnamon and ginger also discernable. Malt backbone is present and provides semi-sweet caramel flavours. Body is about average with light creaminess and good carbonation. Nothing extreme in this beer – just good balance mix between pumpkin and light spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (344) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 This is a re-rating, as the first time I tried it I believe the beer had gone bad. Pours a rich amber colour, with basically no head at all. Aroma is pleasant with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and pumpkin. Tasting notes include distinct pumpkin, with notes of ginger/nutmeg/cloves. Fantastic seasonal, and much better than my first go around with this brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1700) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Bouteille 500 ml. 5%. Couleur ambrée-orange. Arôme de citrouille, cannelle, muscade et de tarte à la citrouille. En bouche, de la tarte, un peu d’épices pas trop piquantes. Très bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle purchased at the Dundas LCBO. Pour is orange/ brown with a white head that dies down to about a half finger, also a fair amount of lacing too. Smells, well of pumpkin of course, and some spice. Tastes rather spicey, nutmeg for sure and cinnamon, pumpkin too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Spicy gingerbread aroma with a little clove and brown sugar. Dark yellow under some of white lace. Faintly bitter ginger and brown sugar. Delicate. Light body, moderate carbonation, slight lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (864) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Clear, light brown color and virtually no head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices - it has to be noted that the pumpkin actually smells genuine. Taste is sweet, spicy, vegetable-like; once again the overwhelming pumpkin flavor is rather authentic and does not seem artificially obtained with chemicals. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is medium long and filled with a vegetable flavor. Overall not a bad beer, certainly is more bona fide than the other pumpkin ales I had the pleasure of tasting.

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