UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the lcbo in Niagara on the Lake, Americaís Hat. Pours a golden amber caped by a silkey off white head with maximum amount or retention. Gobs of bubbling carbonation gives it staying power. Nose has an inviting mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste is a powerful dose of cinnamon upfront followed by nutmeg. The bottles claims are "generous amount of pumpkin." I just donít see any pumpkin at all. Sweetness comes in afterward from pale and caramel malt. Medium body.
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Sweet artificial aroma, the taste has too much cinnamon. Not refreshing at all.
ChadPoole (284) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is a mixture of pumpkin pie and gingerbread. Taste is same as aroma with a dry finish. All around great beer, Iíll definitely be drinking this again.
Bengibbs6 (64) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
It tastes like Christmas ale without the alcohol heat. Never again. Never, never again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Karol (816) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Overall a very good pumpkin ale. Good balanced aroma of cinamon, pumpkin and ginger Taste is cinamon, pumpkin, ginger with a dry boozy finish. Refreshing. Anytime again!
KoNrRiI (1216) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65 bottle. Delicately hazy, gold color and a large, thick, white head. Aroma of spices is foremost with pumpkin and pale malts coming in second. Taste is balanced and does not strike with an avalanche of spices but rather slowly introduces all the components: pumpkin, spices, pale malts, some yeasts, cinnamon, carnations. Medium body, creamy texture, and a very soft carbonation. Finish is short, delicately sweet and just as unimposing as the rest. Overall a pleasant beer, an unusual breakout from the sea of pumpkin ales which have a more pungent aroma than pumpkins themselves.
CRock (179) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like pumpkin pie and this is pretty much pumpkin pie in a glass. One of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had.
dfearnley (1806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
I love pumpkin beers as a local craft brewery in my brothers town was selling growlers 15 years ago. That beer was one of my gateway beers and itís something that Iím always chasing this time of year. This smells like pumpkin and I also get clove and nutmeg along with a light caramel. Itís a clear, but slightly hazy, amber with a 1/2 cm long lasting, creamy off white head. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, malts, and a nice overarching bitterness. Pretty good, Great Lakes Brewery.
Kauge (1589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Bottle from LCBO. Slightly hazy, pale amber. Headís moderate, off-white, and disappears rather fast. The nose is pretty nice - not dominated by the usual marinated or roasted pumpkin, rather, the pumpkin here is very pure, clear, and is seconded by a nice proper beer aroma. So itís nice and pumpkiny, but also grainy, with very subtle notes of spices. The flavour is similarily very light in the pumpkin department, with a bandaid-like chemical burning bitter finish. Very active, thin carbonation - a bit too aggressive even. Somewhat light on the body. If someone told itís from last year, Iíd believe them.
Oh my. The imprint on lower end of the bottle does say 09/15, so... is this really the BB date? (If so... another massive fuck you @ LCBO.)
Edit: I had forgotten I had a tap sample of this at The Beer Experience before the bottle, and guess what, my above rating is almost exactly the same...
Gluepot (426) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit of a fizzy, thin white head on an unexpectedly light and transparent ginger ale-like body. The nose features brown sugar, cloves and nutmeg. A very nice pumpkin ale, with enough pumpkin, cloves and nutmeg to easily earn the name. The malt is bready on one level, but I do taste some seasonal pie crust as well! A hint of citrus hops livens up the taste profile. Light bodied but very flavourful. Nice balances. A great beer at the price!
Ferris (12706) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet pumpkin and spice notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Pumpkin notes and nice spice. Lots of pumpkin and not just spice. Nice.