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


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RATINGS: 112   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4920) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
(From JB84) The look : Orange in color with a small head. The nose : E.d. Smith ready-spiced pie filling mixture. The taste : Pumpkiny and spicy, not much else to say. The mouthfeel : Very light body. Good amount of carbonation. Watery texture. The finale : Malty and short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rodenbach99 (4155) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
Bouteille de 500ml. Bière orangée. Le nez est un mélange de tarte à la citrouille avec sa muscade, sa cannelle, ses clous et piments de Jamaique. Mais pour qu’une bière de ce type elle doit avoir une charpente pour supporter le tout, ce qu’elle n’a pas. Elle est trop mince.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1952) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
500mL bottle from LCBO. Pours clear orange. Smells of pumpkin and spices. Pumpkin and spice taste as well, with a full body and low carbonation. A very nice pumpkin ale - I highly recommend it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle. Consumed Oct. 4th, bottled Sep. 30. 500ml from the LCBO. Pours a beautiful amber with a disappointingly small white head that quickly dies. Minor lacing.Aroma of malt, spice clove and lots of cinnamon. I’m a big fan of the aroma.Tastes of spice, cinnamon gives it a rather dry taste, it tastes similar to the spices used in pumpkin pie but slightly off. Medium bodied. Overall not the best pumpkin ale. Respectable but won’t buy again. Maybe once a year but nothing more. $3.60/500ml at LCBO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2011
Pale amber pour. The nose is fairly sweet and a kittle bit spicy. A touch of clove and cinnamon (more the latter). Softly sweet with a bit of lingering spice. There is a lingering touch of malt sweetness. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
On Tap at C’est What, Toronto 14/11/2010 Spicy aroma. Amber coloured smooth on the palate hoppy and spicy pumpkin flavour with a hint of dryness in a malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
500mL bottle, gift courtesy of mds. Thanks, Mike!! Pours a reasonably dark, tarnished orange color, like a strong iced tea; mixed-bubbled light-tan head with light retention and lacing. Some overripe, candied fruits in the aroma with spice contributions from nutmeg and clove; honestly, falls on the side of an unchecked candied maltiness, though the spicing’s pretty solid. Medium mouthfeel; relaxed carbonation. Not sure whether its a point of age or the lax carbonation, but that same candied sweetness plays out hugely here: not that toasty, restrained maltiness of a crisp Oktoberfest; less restrained, more sugary sweet; again, soft nutmeg and cloves serve the dominant spicing here, but the overall beer is just overripe fruitiness and a flabby malt core; not unenjoyable, but not quite dialed in. Medium finish of candied malts, with a light toastiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
500ml 5.2% a/v Aroma is spicy and pumpkiny, Very pumpkin pie. Best smelling pumpkin beer yet! The appearance is a light copper, with an offwhite head. Average id say. The taste is also very "pie" and I am a man who loves his pie. Very impressive. Palate is very good.. this is THE BEST thanksgiving beer I have ever tried. Sorry Great Lakes, but Grand River has your number on this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frothmeister (709) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours an amber / orange colour with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of caramel, light pumpkin spices, cinnamon hard candies, vanilla and faint squash. Taste starts bitter with light spices, bread, pumpkin seeds (?), definite pumpkin (which though it is a pumpkin ale, I’m not really enjoying), and a little hint of butter. Finish is bitter with pumpkin, and faint spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (800) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
This one really plays up the pie part of pumpkin pie - cinnamon,clove, nutmeg are especially big here. Pumpkin’s there too of course. Sweet, exotic tasting. Didn’t care for the look of it though - looked like watered down pumpkin pie plus bubbles...

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