Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright golden-amber. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and some lightly caramelized malts. Smooth spicy note, hints of cereal and light toffeeish malts. There’s a dash of vanilla accent here as well. Medium body, sweetish, spice-accented finish.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-02-01. Bottle. Hazy brown body with a small white head. Strong smooth aroma of nutmeg. Smooth lightly spicy flavour with moderate malt foundation and a sweet overall impression. Average palate. Very drinkable, solid pumpkin brew.
mcberko (6443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark orange with a white head. Strong aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg and coriander. Flavour follows accordingly. Nice spiced ale.
blankboy (6051) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with jerc, mabel, GregClow & mds -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with an average size fizzy white head. Nice aroma of pumpkin, spices (nutmeg, ginger & cinnamon), caramel malt. Flavour is a more subtle version of the aroma -- good but I wish it had more of everything. Average bodied. Quite nice, I enjoyed it.
mabel (5772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1071-20080201] 650mL (c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, mds). Sweet pumpkin peppery allspice aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Gingery pumpkin pie crust flavour has a light floral background. Medium body is subtle. Mellow and good.
jonas (5641) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
@Swans. Coriander aroma.
Amber, low creamy head.
Fairly spicy. Lightbodied
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub Dec 2007. Nose of pie spices and the pumpkin vegetable: quite a pure nose. Some annoying sour notes in the flavors but yields nicely to pumpkin cheesecake flavors that redeem that. A little too thin in palate but still soft. Orange color but not much head.
CapFlu (4521) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(660ml bottle) Purchased at 6 Mile Offsale. Pours near headless with a deep, clear orange-bronze body. Strong aroma of pumpkin pie... mainly clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. Very flavourful. Almost the taste of eggnog mixed with squash. Tasty.
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with jerc, mabel, blankboy & mds - my bottle. Deep amber with a tight white head. Aroma has lots of nutmeg, a bit of cinnamon, and sweet malt & pumpkin - right on target. Medium bodied. Flavour is a bit mellower than the flavour suggests, but still very good, with that fresh pumpkin pie vibe that you get from the better examples of the style, but also enough of a malt character to remind you that it’s a beer.
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper-orange body with a white creamy head. The aroma is really spicy and has notes of butterscotch, pumpkin, ginger, and nutmeg. The flavour is quite nice too - pumpkin notes are prominent though it’s nicely balanced with some sweet malts. Good stuff.