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


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RATINGS: 109   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2911) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (712) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1701) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3228) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (512) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2789) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (160) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (5984) - 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.

   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.

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