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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (388) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (616) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (826) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
500Ml bottle from the LCBO. Nice pumpkin and spice. Flavour is quite balanced sweet fruit, spices and grassy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3076) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hungarian_G (90) - - DEC 10, 2012
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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (441) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - 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.

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