Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
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 itís a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
[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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
Bright golden-amber. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and some lightly caramelized malts. Smooth spicy note, hints of cereal and light toffeeish malts. Thereís a dash of vanilla accent here as well. Medium body, sweetish, spice-accented finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1957) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
Bomber. Clear orange copper, off-white foam fades fast. Pumpkin pie in a bottle, ínuff said. Soft carbonation, lighter bodied, low hopped. Better than most. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (611) - - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a deep ruby/orange with light foamy head. Pumkin pie aroma, heavy on spices. Hearty taste, mild sweetness balanced by strong malt backbone. Medium-bodied, smooth, mildly carbonated, spicy finish. More aggressive than some of the other pumpkin ales Iíve tried this year (thatís a good thing).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
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 itís nicely balanced with some sweet malts. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
Pours an orangey-amber with a ring of foam and a most pungent aroma - definitely bazooka-joe bubblegum. Body is sweet, full of gentle spice and a definite pumpkin aftertaste. Probably the most drinkable pumpkin ale Iíve ever tasted - drank most of it before even getting around to rating. Mild carbonation, thin but ok body. A very nice beer, and again, dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
pours dark orange red colour with a thick head. spice nutmeg aroma and pumpkin nutmeg taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2008
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.

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