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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
Tap. Thin, orangey-amber with a bit of head. Thin, mild profile with caramel and raspberry candy notes. Smells a little bit like raspberry vinaigrette, strangely. Clean, but needs a bit more something to it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
On tap at Volo. Good spice in aroma without being overpowering. Darker side of orange, decent sized white head. Body is a little thin and a tad watery. Taste is good - more spice than pumpkin, with some citrus as well. Nowhere close to the Southern Tier Pumpking I had this weekend, and I think I’d give the edge to Great Lakes as well. But still good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
A malty-spicy aroma. A slightly brown appearance with lace and decent head. High carbonation. Sourish taste that barely let out the spices.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2007
This ale poured a dark orange colour with a off white foamy head. To the nose you can smell spices, orange citrus and a little pumpkin pie scent. First taste was smooth and slightly bitter. Nicely carbonated, hoppy with a little spice. Finish is slightly bitter with the spice flavour continued.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2893) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
Draught sample at C’est What’s 2007 Fall Festival of Craft Breweries. Clear orange-amber, small head. Definite strong pumpkin pie aroma. Body is light. Flavour isn’t as spicy as the aroma would lead you to believe, but still nice, with a bit of citrus in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 Draught. Clear light orange with a small white head. Very fragrant sweet pumpkin aroma, soft spices, and oranges. Soapy, decent palate. Refreshing and unique infusion of pumpkin and peach sweetness with a citric touch. I enjoyed this.
C’est What, Toronto. 2007.09.28

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2180) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 growler from the brewery. pours orange with a small white head and little carbonation. aromas of nutmeg, cinnimon, peach, pumpkin and hops. it is basically liquified autum in a glass. a malt backbone provides the balance for the other flavours to cascade around in a dizzying display of delicious complexity. my wife simply stated "that is the best beer ive ever had!". I wont go as far as that but this is an excellent brew. the continued consistancy of steller top-notch products that come from this brewer and un-matched in this area. 5 for 5 so far! I cant wait for the christmas ale. <P> 2012 versionis still similar, realy good for a sessionable pumpkin ale, dryer and hoppier then most

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
Draught. At C’est What Beer thing September 2007. Clear light copper with a small white head. Decent aroma of pumpkin pie spices (not actual pumpkin, really) and light rye. Mild, sweet and spicy flavour, not as pumpkin-y as the aroma - just spicy and sweet. Light, almost watery body, with a very quick finish. This one didn’t impress me that much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
Draught at ’C’est What? Festival of Small Breweries’. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, more fruit and light hops. Flavour of pumpkin, bready malt, light spices and light hops. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good, a well done Pumpkin Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 3, 2007
On tap at Cest What
Appearance :Clear copper gold with small top.
Nose :Neat pumpkin aroma, clean straight nose.
Flavour/Palate : Medium bodied. Clean well used malt with balanced dose of pumpkin extract. Fruity finish, berry like. Gentle hop reminder at very end.


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