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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (750) - - 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 (2082) - 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 (542) - 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 (1474) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
500ml bottle, bottled september 2, 2012, slight hazy amber hue, with a small beige head, light spicy pumking pie nose of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and a hint of vanilla, with a toasted, biscuity, caramel malt accent, and a faint carrot cake, gingerbread cookie note in the aroma follows through on a medium palate, with a nice spiced pumpkin pie charcter with a good nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon spicy backbone, with some faint carrot cake, gingerbread, cinnamon oatmeal flavours, leading towards a sweet toasty, biscuity maltiness, pumpkin pie spiciness finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours orange with a medium, lasting, white head. The smell is of cinnamon, nutmeg, spicy yeast and a bit of caramel malt. The taste is spicy up front, with more cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet malt, leading to a mild and balanced hop finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (419) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
Autum orangey redish fALl color. 1 finger head some carbination. smell is vanilla with light pumpkin pie. Taste starts off nothing like pumpkin ale. Carbination on tounge,medium bodied,feel the hops,kinda sweet popy ale then like 5-10 seconds later the flavours creep in smoothly with vanilla dommanet,sourish pumpkin puree taste kinda a little real pumpkin 2 and everything pumpkin pie but lightly. Cloves scratch throat a little. Not the best or worst pumpkin ale. Cheer’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours a light orange amber with a big frothy white top. Aroma is faint pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is light, slight pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg spices with a small roasted malt in the background. A "lighter" pumpkin ale.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (149) - - SEP 22, 2012
500mL bottle bottled 18 days ago :). An excellent fall ale. Not too heavy on the nutmeg or the pumpkin, but just enough for a great balance. Nice long finish. Will rebuy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Smells like pumpkin pie, looks like a pumpkin, tastes like the pie. Orangy gold in colour with medium lacing. Taste is sweet and a little malty, palate is pretty light and carbonation a bit high. Not a bad drinkk, just nose heavy without much follow through. Tap at volos.


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