Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Fernie, Canada


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our seasonal Pumpkin Brown Ale is brewed with organic pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spices to create a deliciously smooth and tasty accompaniment to your favourite seasonal dish. Ingredients: Water, malted barley, hops, yeast, organic pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, clove, allspice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Cask with Willamette @ Churchill’s. Chestnut colour and thin head, nose is full of pumpkin spices, maybe some pumpkin. Taste is ok... Typical amber sweetness and pumpkin spices. Reasonable, if dated example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (999) - CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
Appearance: clear brown, one finger of fine light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: vegetal pumpkin, spices, caramel malt, nutty, grassy and earthy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, very mild tart. (7/10) Medium body tending to watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly spicy finish. (3/5) Smells reasonably good - actually vegetal pumpkin leading, backed up by the standard pumpkin spices. It actually tastes a little better than it smells - less pumpkin-y, more brown ale. (It actually tastes not completely dissimilar to their Hot Saw Brown, to my mind.) And no, I don’t mean that the less a pumpkin beer tastes like a pumpkin beer, the better. I just mean I like the tastes a little more than the smell. Ultimately, though, it comes across as a little weak and watery (like so many brown ales do, in my experience) - could do with a little more flavour and a little more body to carry it. Pretty easy-drinking, though. (12/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (825) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Poured from 650mL bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Pumpkin and spice fairly mild, subtle chocolate roast malt. Nice balance, but a tiny bit more flavour would be beneficial.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
Soft spiced pumpkin aroma and a nice dark Burgundy body but minimal head. Flavour is soft pumpkin with hints of malt. A little weak on the mouth which seems to be Fernie’s trademark. Adequate but this should be much more spectacular if I would want to seek it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (480) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
Poured a dark brown with a lasting microhead. A little lacing left in the glass. Has the basic flavours of pumpkin, cloves, nutty brown ale taste. A little watery but overall enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a clear deep brownish copper with a lasting creamy off white head and decent legs. Aroma is nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie filling. Flavour is pumpkin(slightly vegetal/authentic), spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a faint hop/spice bitterness with a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Deep amber pour with a nice pumpkin pie spice arrangement on the nose. Fairly light bodied, low carbonation. Flavour is doughy with a nice balance of spices. The finish has a small amount of lingering sweetness and cinnamon, but is kind of weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark brown color with creamy head. Not too dry, lean mouthfeel, with some caramel flavor and moderately strong spice mix; the aroma is a bit smelly (yeast, stale); the final is drier, a bit roasty.
Your classic boring spiced autumnal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Toasted malt, pumpkin, ginger, and clove. Dark brown, creamy but thin light tan head. Pumpkin, malt, some light chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCx240 (141) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Dark, transparent brown. Minimal head. Faint pumpkin aroma. Taste is molasses, cinnamon and pumpkin. Somewhat watery, soft carbonation. I generally enjoy pumpkin beers, however there’s nothing really special here.

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