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

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RATINGS: 96   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (389) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear dark orange with a bit of foamy off-white head that lingers. Smell is not immediately pumpkin pie, some spices yes, but also lots of grassy hops. Palate is medium bodied with lots of strong carbonation. Taste is pretty good, initially a bit bitter, but rounds out with a bit of spices an some squash sweetness. Not bad overall, but not a great pumpkin beer by far.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1313) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Pours amber orange wih little head and no lacing. Nose is spice and some vegetable. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, root vegetables, and some light grassy hops. Tastes are medium sweet, some spice and a nice bitter finish. Mouth is light to medium body with lively carbonation. Really nice quite sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4443) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
pours hazy, almost cloudy, light golden-orange with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. fruity pumpkin along with its acidity (light), wheat, spicy - cinnamon upfront. decent grassy-citrusy hops, relatively short finish. yeasty. average carbonation, medium body. decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14782) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Draught at Volo, Toronto
Nice amber color; small head. Very light cinnamon aroma; some aroma of cookies or baked goods. Lean mouthfeel; there is a light biscuity malt flavor, roasted pumpkin seeds, and delicate cinnamon.
Interesting, far better than the average Pumpkin Beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (805) - - OCT 26, 2012
Orange/amber pour. Pumpkin in the aroma, spices, nutmeg, allspice. Taste of Pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, very slight sweetness (brown sugar?), vanilla, vvery slight cinnamon. Still fairly hoppy, which means it tastes like a pumpkin beer as opposed to a pumpkin pie or a spicy sugary mess. The best of the Ontario Pumpkins.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Not bad. Spicy aroma of sweet fall spices. Orange/amber colour with white head. Taste is sweet with a touch of hops. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (580) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Frothy head. Not a tremendous aroma, but the taste of the spices is strong. Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. However, it has a watery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1492) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Bouteille 500 ml. 5.2%. Couleur ambrée claire, mousse blanche-beige. Arôme de tarte à la citrouille..muscade, cannelle, cardamome. En bouche, tarte et épice, citrouille. Finale épice et malt. Très bonne trditionnelle.


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