rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent orange with a foamy white head. Aroma: Strong pumpkin spices: cinnamon, all-spice, cloves especially. Has a bit of a burnt scent to it. Faint hints of banana. Smells really dry and a bit unpleasant, despite the spices. Palate: medium bodied, very very fizzy, rather astringent, slightly dry finish, very very very long aftertaste. Taste: medium sweet at the start, then gets dry and spicy. Definitely a beer with a lot of pumpkin in it. Better than the pumpkin ales that taste just like lager.
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AWS9 (470) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly bland copper pour. Rich pumpkin and vegetable aroma. Hint of sugar. Some spice compliments as well. Sticky finish. I’m not getting a lot of "beer" character here - minimal hop or malt presence. But quite drinkable and compliments a meal nicely.
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tompete (207) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MarkoR (491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with almost no head. Aroma is pumpkin, flowers, vegetables. Taste is spices, pumpkin. Not bad at all.
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Way too much nutmeg. Weak body. Not the best pumpkin ale i’ve ever had. Not worth 4$ a pint at the LCBO.
gilvanblight (769) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 haven’t 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.
samzim (148) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Alpha10 (314) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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dandeman (490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.