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


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RATINGS: 90   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1267) - Ontario, - OCT 31, 2012
Pours amber orange wih little head and no lacing. Nose is spice and some vegetable. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, root vegetables, and some light grassy hops. Tastes are medium sweet, some spice and a nice bitter finish. Mouth is light to medium body with lively carbonation. Really nice quite sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1119) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Sep 2012 brewing, opened Jan 2013. Orange colour, some white head, lots of floaties and carbonation. Strong pumpkin and spice aromas, pie filling. Bit of tartness in the taste. Body was a bit watery. Would feel waterlogged after a whole bottle. A bit safe and bland, but a good balance of flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (473) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Fairly bland copper pour. Rich pumpkin and vegetable aroma. Hint of sugar. Some spice compliments as well. Sticky finish. Iím not getting a lot of "beer" character here - minimal hop or malt presence. But quite drinkable and compliments a meal nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Lemony caramel aroma in front of subtle spices; allspice, ginger. Crystal clear light copper under a thin, white cover. Sweet base malt flavour with a pleasant balance of pumpkin pie spices; ginger, nutmeg, allspice. Medium light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tompete (208) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
473ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange and a small off white head. Aroma is allspice and a little clove. Flavour is at first pumpkin pie spices and more cloves this time. The pumpkin shows up a little later along with a hint of malt. Body is medium. The finish has more pumpkin with a lingering cinnamon flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (504) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a hazy amber colour with almost no head. Aroma is pumpkin, flowers, vegetables. Taste is spices, pumpkin. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Way too much nutmeg. Weak body. Not the best pumpkin ale iíve ever had. Not worth 4$ a pint at the LCBO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Trying out a new burger joint: Mano Burger Bar. Ends up that they have a craft beer menu. Even better it has two beers on it I havenít tried. This is the first Highballer Pumpkin Ale by Grand River Brewing. Just slightly hazy yellow/orange pour with a foamy head. Weak scent. Some hops and just a bit of pumpkin. I expected more. Nice light taste. Hoppy with quite a bit of pumpkin taste followed by just a bit of bitterness. Some good ale qualities, just a touch of caramel. Really digging this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (181) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Scents of dough, pumpkin, and cinnamon. Clear orange colour with a minimal head. Slight sweetness with mild bitterness; malty on the tongue with slight pumpkin flavour. A decent beer, but a bit of a let-down with the lack of festive flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (320) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
2013/09/14 - Pours a clear, burnt orange/amber colour with a soapy, off white head that laces nicely. Aroma is pumpkin purée, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vegetables. Taste is pumpkin, grass, subdued spices and an odd, ash-like flavour. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat watery, with low to medium carbonation and an acidic aftertaste. An ok seasonal beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Aroma: Slight acidity was picked up first along with traditional cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, fruitcake and crystallized fruits. Not sticking out very strongly. Appearance: Orange. Looks like a pumpkin with a candle in it when looked through with light. Head looks good, creamy, generous with a nice lacing. Taste: Attack is soft with all traditional spices of a pumpkin ale. Slightly acid, texture is watery and missing a bit of spark. Very traditional pumpkin ale with flavors working hard to stick out, but half succeeded.

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