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

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RATINGS: 92   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BTofthe4Bros (20) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
Appearence - clear brassy orange body, thin white head. Aroma - nose is spicy, a good dose of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, cloves, a touch of lemony hops. Palate/Flavour - body is soft, slick, a bit watery, is spicy, pumpkin and spices, a bit bready, cloves linger in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours orangey amber in colour, large frothy off white head. Mild aroma and taste of pumpkin spice, nice underlying malty ale. Decent, not overdone on the pumpkin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2968) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on October 24 2009, gift from Karl Probst (danke!) received on October 24 2009, savoured on Louise’s birthday 2010; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, white head that turns into a ring, good lacing; nose: nutmeg, hops, ginger, light malt, clove; mouth: nutmeg, ginger, malt, clove, finale in nutmeg with presence of clove, medium body; overall: better than my expectations FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteillée le 24 octobre 2009, cadeau de Karl Probst (merci!) reçu le 12 décembre 2009, savourée la fête à Louise 2010; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui se transforme en un anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : muscade, houblon, gingembre, léger malt, clou de girofle; bouche : muscade, gingembre, malt, clou de girofle, finale en muscade avec présence de clou de girofle, corps moyen, texture légèrement piquante; en résumé : meilleure que mes attentes

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
650ml bottle from the LCBO pours an orangey amber small white head the aroma is malty pumpkine the taste is malty with a slight pumpkin after taste a little bit on the bland and watery side meh

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle. Orange, of course but the head is a very thin froth that does stick to th glass nicely. Very big squash aroma with mild soft spice. Spice, particularly the cloves, are strong in the flavour especially the finish and aftertaste. Pumpkin notes seem muted and there is a strong metallic edge.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (846) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
bottle. Poured a hazy amber-orange with a thin white head. Light all-spice & pineapple aroma. Light-medium palate, average carbonation, a bit watery. A spicy sourish flavour with a malty base. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours a transparent orange with a short lived head. The aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, and dough. Pretty cool, just like a pumpkin pie. . . .I don’t really like pumpkin pie, but for beer it seems, i’ll make an exception. Flavours are cinnamon, nutmeg, dough, good malty balancing act. Really pretty impressive how much they nailed the pumpkin pie. Well played Grand River Brewery, you are quickly becoming my favorite local brewery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredthecat (297) - CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
malty, boozy, pumpkin smell like a dark kind of pumpkin cake, its a strong amber with a tiny head that disappeared. taste is like pastry, spices mostly cinnamon and nutmeg, this one is pretty nice but again i dont get whats so special about this brewery

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle, much thanks to Blankboy. Amber body, white head. Nose is some vanilla, pumpkin spices, nutmeg, brown sugar, ginger cookies. Flavor is toasty malt, light spicing and a bit of a twang. Some watery caramel comes out towards the finish along with gingerbread house characters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2009
On cask at Volo Cask days: Appearance: Golden red, small white head. Aroma: Pumpkins!!! Lovely creamy allspice, vanilla too, superb, possibly one of the best pumpkin ales I’ve ever smelled. Flavour: Delicious creamy pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, very ’pie’ like, long spicy finish. Deeeeeeeelicious.


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