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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Draught at Volo, Toronto
Nice amber color; small head. Very light cinnamon aroma; some aroma of cookies or baked goods. Lean mouthfeel; there is a light biscuity malt flavor, roasted pumpkin seeds, and delicate cinnamon.
Interesting, far better than the average Pumpkin Beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. Caramel malt aroma melds with light pumpkin spices. In mouth, a good crisp malt with a good balance of pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg. Medium bodied. On tap at Wellington Gastropub, 6.30$ pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8358) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 2009-10-01. No notes. Much more mildly spiced than I remember the sample at Cask Days being, but I may be confusing it with something else since I don’t have notes below for that. Pleasantly quaffable, I look forward to more of this. Cask at C’est What

2007-10-XX. Draught at Cest What. Pint and a sampler. Orangey body with a smallish head, big fruity aroma like sweet orange with a hint of pumpkin. Sweet bready malt underlies a surprisingly bitter flavour. Modest ambiguous spice in the flavour - just a bit more noticeable in a second glass. Smooth average palate is lightly carbonated (3+). Very lovely and quaffable, but a touch less assertive in the pumpkin and spice department than I had hoped. Went back for more later. 8/3/7/3+/16-17

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Matt7215. Pours gold with a nice frothy off white head. Smells of pumpkin pie spice, some caramel. Tastes of pepper, dry malt, some spice. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - 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 (5948) - 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.


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