presario (4436) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Strangebrewer (741) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
wilderthanyou (717) - Guelph, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a transparent orange with a short lived head. The aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, and dough. Pretty cool, just like a pumpkin pie. . . .I donít really like pumpkin pie, but for beer it seems, iíll 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.
fredthecat (289) - CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
garthicus (2471) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 Iíve ever smelled. Flavour: Delicious creamy pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, very ípieí like, long spicy finish. Deeeeeeeelicious.
probstblueribbon (2624) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery via my bro, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Bottled on OCT 24 2009.
App.: Clear amber with a fairly generous off-white foam.
Aroma: A nice, unified aroma of medium-roasted malts, pie crust, restrained spicing and almost a creaminess; I think this is as close as your gonna get to liquid pumpkin pie.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly full and fairly gentle effervescence.
Flav.: More malt presence than the nose, the spices are thankfully restrained and work well with the rest of the brew instead of trying to jump out and stab you in the tongue, very cohesive; dry with only a hint of bitterness (I was kinda hoping for a bitter kick, but oh well) and some nice lightly spiced malts to finish.
While Iím not a fan of this type of brew, I quite enjoyed this particular attempt. Nice work, Rob.
robinvboyer (2763) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Volo Cask Days 2009.
Very spicy pumpkin ale. Lots of cloves, and cinnamon. The finish is sharp, and i would say a little prickly. Some decent hopping that is evident in the finish.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notable pumpkin and spice flavors that let those caramel malts show. Surprisingly easy drinking. The hopping seems english like goldings and fuggles. The spice-sweet-squash-malt interplay did not blow me away but Iíd like to try it again. Thansk GR!
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: poured a clear deep copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and not much lacing. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg are well balance. Taste is also a well balanced mix between some ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg with not much pumpkin per say abut a nice and easily drinkable caramel malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very well done with great balance and easily drinkable.