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Fort Garry Happy Jack Pumpkin Ale

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Brewed by Fort Garry/Two Rivers (Russell)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A wonderfully balanced Pumpkin Ale, with a hint of oak and spices, make this refreshing beer ideal to share with friends. Single-batch brewed with real pumpkin, whole spices and aged with oak.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
taylorderek (25) - - JUN 21, 2014
Shared, Smells of spices and has an almost Captaim Morgan aroma about it. Roasty malted scent. Beer is an oak brown with a medium white head. Savoury and bitter flavour, not a fan of the spices aftertaste. Beer has a lively carbonation that flattens quickly... Body is malty and a touch oily. Feels like a hangover-in-the-making kind of beer

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (358) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle, fresh from the brewery - bottled earlier the same day. I had high hopes for this one, but it fell a little short. Nice aroma, pretty typical pumpkin beer notes. Flavour was a little weak and light bodied, although still fairly pleasant. Very middle of the road for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
650ml bomber from Rosslyn as it was one of the only "craft beers" there I hadn’t yet consumed. 5.5%. Clear copper-amber pour, that produces a decent bubbly foam Aroma is potent, quite a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted cardamom. Taste is malty, sweet, hint of cinnamon, and sweet caramel, faint noble hoppy bitterness. This is a pretty good seasonal, and a decent one of the pumpkin beers out there.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (58) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Certainly a pumpkin aroma coupled with potent spices, namely nutmeg cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel and very smooth. Definitely one of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had. Taste consists of spices and vanilla with a mild lingering bitterness. A tad too sweet for my liking, but the pumpkin taste is absolutely present which is nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. The second in our Fall Beer Fest line up. Medium orange hue, medium head. Lovely true pumpkin pie flavour, likely because of the vanilla oakiness. Less sweet than the Enlightenment Great Punkin, and beautifully balanced. Much much better than I thought it would be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Dark orange pour with haze and floaties. Large white cap, creamy, good retention. Nose is spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon, sweet as well. Taste has caramel, woody notes, spice notes - cinnamon and nutmeg. A bit toasty. Hoppy finish with some spice and caramel. Medium body. A bit on the sweet side, but ok.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cinctus (161) - - MAR 20, 2013
Wonderful sweet aroma filled with cinnamon and caramel. Pours amber tinged with ruby. Taste is poor, spiced and sweet with little alcohol flavour. Nice mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
650mL bottle to pils glass Smells like a sweet pumpkin pie. Clear reddish amber with a long lasting off white head. Tastes like a pumpkin pie too with a slight late bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (3897) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle - Heavily spiced but the pumpkin is evident. Clear amber with a thick head that just won’t go away. A bit of bitterness that lingers and is not pleasant. I get the pumpkin pie, just not a fan if this because of the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6111) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Nice aroma and taste of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Huge foamy head with good retention. Nice fall beer.


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