RxForHealth (154) - - SEP 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
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solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Wyrdwulf (1) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
chris__hartley (331) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Hammy78 (880) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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