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

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RATINGS: 102   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


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (154) - - 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 (4493) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wyrdwulf (1) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012 does not count
I tried several pumpkin ales together. Of the three brands I tried, I would say this was the best. It has a very soft, pumpkiny palate and I absolutely love pumpkin. Cloudier than the other’s I tried, I prefer cloudy and thick.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. By the sounds of it, this stuff is much better on tap. Or maybe something is changed in 2012. Aroma is a little earthy, yes some pumpkin and a slight caramel maltiness. Smooth, medium body. Easy drinking but I didn’t get much of the "pumpkin pie" effect. Mostly just a drinkable pale ale. I prefer a pumpkin ale to pop a bit more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (651) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
This is good. Pours orange-amber with just slight carbonation for a great pour from the bottle. Aroma is inviting - it has the pumpkin spice of course, but the hop varieties come through as well. Taste is mild sweet with just a slight bite at the start of the sip. One of the better pumpkin beers.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
It pours a deep dark orange with golden highlights; the head is off-white and soapy. The aroma has notes of: roasted pumpkin seed, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpernickel bread, and a sweet maltiness. The taste is light sour that finishes dry and slightly salty; there are notes of: cereal, treacle, slight roasted pumpkin, and light floral hoppiness. The palate is light bodied, watery-thin, light carbonation, and medium finish. Overall, it’s definitely accurate to the description. However, it’s far too subtle - doesn’t seem right to call it much of a pumpkin beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle purchased at Dundurn LCBO Hamilton Ontario. Pour is surprisingly boring cloudy/ clear with a white head that dies to nothing. No lacing. Nose is pumpkin, but rather subdued, a little nutmeg, pumpkin pie like. Tastes a little bitter and slightly dry. Not their best performance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
500ml bottle
5.2% ABV
Bottled On: September 30, 2011
So, according to the bottle, this beer was 5 days old when I bought it, and 6 days old when I drank it.....FRESH! I tried this beer on October 6, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent golden orange with a thin off-white head. Pumpkin and spices dominated the aroma with not much else. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The flavour is malt, grains, and pumpkin. Not as pumpkin-pie-y as some American offerings, but a good beer nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2345) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice amber, smell is up there with the best of the pumpkin beers, very nice an lively smell, the taste is a bit faint for my liking, it was spicy but it needed a bit more flavour. good offering

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. The head fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of pumpkin and vanilla, along with typical fall spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavour is mildly sweet and slightly spicy with huge pumpkin and spice notes. The finish introduces subtle hops and pale malts but the overall impression is of pumpkin. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent but not great pumpkin ale. There is a slight off flavour throughout that was a little distracting. 2011-11-02


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