gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trying out a new burger joint: Mano Burger Bar.
Ends up that they have a craft beer menu. Even better it has two beers on it I haven’t tried.
This is the first Highballer Pumpkin Ale by Grand River Brewing.
Just slightly hazy yellow/orange pour with a foamy head. Weak scent. Some hops and just a bit of pumpkin. I expected more. Nice light taste. Hoppy with quite a bit of pumpkin taste followed by just a bit of bitterness. Some good ale qualities, just a touch of caramel.
Really digging this.
samzim (205) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scents of dough, pumpkin, and cinnamon. Clear orange colour with a minimal head. Slight sweetness with mild bitterness; malty on the tongue with slight pumpkin flavour. A decent beer, but a bit of a let-down with the lack of festive flavours.
Alpha10 (333) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013/09/14 - Pours a clear, burnt orange/amber colour with a soapy, off white head that laces nicely. Aroma is pumpkin purée, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vegetables. Taste is pumpkin, grass, subdued spices and an odd, ash-like flavour. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat watery, with low to medium carbonation and an acidic aftertaste. An ok seasonal beer.
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dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Slight acidity was picked up first along with traditional cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, fruitcake and crystallized fruits. Not sticking out very strongly.
Appearance: Orange. Looks like a pumpkin with a candle in it when looked through with light. Head looks good, creamy, generous with a nice lacing.
Taste: Attack is soft with all traditional spices of a pumpkin ale. Slightly acid, texture is watery and missing a bit of spark. Very traditional pumpkin ale with flavors working hard to stick out, but half succeeded.
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500Ml bottle from the LCBO. Nice pumpkin and spice. Flavour is quite balanced sweet fruit, spices and grassy hops.
Metalchopz (2285) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clean amber colour with a frothy warm top, average retention and nice thick lacing. Nutmeg nose with hints of cinnamon. Unfortunately, the spices are pretty mild in the taste, and only the pumpkin puree (without spices) come out. Was bottles in September, so not the freshest (does not keep well, long) as a few months after, feel the sour going-bad notes. Medium-bodied with a little creaminess. Very light caramel malt appear in the aftertaste, with notes of grain. Wish I could try this fresh. Gets a little hazy near the last pour. Average pumpkin ale.
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured reddish brown colour with thin white head. Aroma of pumpkin (obviously), all spice, sweetness. Similar taste with a bit of cinnamon. Not a big fan of pumpkin ales, but good for the style.
Hungarian_G (87) - - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, coppery orange with a very thin and quickly receding head of white foam. Thin lacing around the rim. Aroma of nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and sweet caramel malts. Some alcohol notes. Nice carbonation carries the taste of pumpkin pie, malts and earthy, yeasty notes. Short, pumpkin-tinged finish with some mild bitterness. A nice seasonal ale.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent orange with a foamy white head. Aroma: Strong pumpkin spices: cinnamon, all-spice, cloves especially. Has a bit of a burnt scent to it. Faint hints of banana. Smells really dry and a bit unpleasant, despite the spices. Palate: medium bodied, very very fizzy, rather astringent, slightly dry finish, very very very long aftertaste. Taste: medium sweet at the start, then gets dry and spicy. Definitely a beer with a lot of pumpkin in it. Better than the pumpkin ales that taste just like lager.
daniel0017 (387) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear orange / amber with small beige head. cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, vanilla and pumpkin nose. flavor reflects the aroma with some sweetness. this compliments the spice and rounds it off giving the drinker pumpkin pie likeness. smooth, well balanced mouthfeel with slight spicy tinge in the finish.