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Grand River Highballer Pumpkin Ale

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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Cambridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Appearance: Orange colour, of course! with a white frothy cream topping Aroma: Think pumpkin pie, with contributions from cinnamon, all-spice, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla Flavour: Subtle pumpkin and spice flavour balanced by a pale ale malt profile and hop contributions from amarillo and liberty hops


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1209) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Quite solid and good, if nondescript. Nice spice notes as expected, and in abundance. Only thing lacking is a distinguishing characteristic to separate this from other fine pumpkin beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4137) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft - Sweet Christmas spices. Clear gold with a rich white head. Spice is very much held in check. Pale malts come through and a pleasant sweetness. Smell is deceptively strong, but overall well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pour thanks to adnielsenratings. Pours a clear gold color. Aroma is nutmeg, pumpkin, spices. Flavor is a cinnamon & pumpkin. Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ gmellison. Golden yellow appearance with a light head. Caramel, pumpkin, spice nose. Light sweetness. Dull vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon flavor. Some caramel and pumpkin. Drinks fine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Sep 2012 brewing, opened Jan 2013. Orange colour, some white head, lots of floaties and carbonation. Strong pumpkin and spice aromas, pie filling. Bit of tartness in the taste. Body was a bit watery. Would feel waterlogged after a whole bottle. A bit safe and bland, but a good balance of flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (479) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Fairly bland copper pour. Rich pumpkin and vegetable aroma. Hint of sugar. Some spice compliments as well. Sticky finish. I’m not getting a lot of "beer" character here - minimal hop or malt presence. But quite drinkable and compliments a meal nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Lemony caramel aroma in front of subtle spices; allspice, ginger. Crystal clear light copper under a thin, white cover. Sweet base malt flavour with a pleasant balance of pumpkin pie spices; ginger, nutmeg, allspice. Medium light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tompete (211) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
473ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange and a small off white head. Aroma is allspice and a little clove. Flavour is at first pumpkin pie spices and more cloves this time. The pumpkin shows up a little later along with a hint of malt. Body is medium. The finish has more pumpkin with a lingering cinnamon flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a hazy amber colour with almost no head. Aroma is pumpkin, flowers, vegetables. Taste is spices, pumpkin. Not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Way too much nutmeg. Weak body. Not the best pumpkin ale i’ve ever had. Not worth 4$ a pint at the LCBO.


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