GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear orange with a but of puffy white head that dissipates slowly. Smell is pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and some other spices I can’t quite pick out. Palate is medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Taste is a bit bland, there’s not much at first, but then you get some bitterness and a bit of spice, which fades away into a lingering slightly bitter aftertaste. Not the best pumpkin beer.
solidfunk (2798) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a free sample of this at the lcbo. Smells spicy, nutmeg and all spice the promo girl mentioned. The beer pour orange with some foam. Pretty high carbonation. There’s some really bitter nutmeg finish here that may be a bit overdone, but its a bit of a variation from all these pumpkin beers showing up. That being said i didn’t buy a bottle.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. Almost clear, pale orange with a short-lasting white head. Smell is pumpkin, ginger, cloves. Taste is pumpkin at first, followed by herbal hops, spices, cloves. Lots of ginger flavor ensues. Pretty good!
UDBeernut (1419) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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, America’s 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 don’t see any pumpkin at all. Sweetness comes in afterward from pale and caramel malt. Medium body.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear golden with a nice white head, decent retention and lacing. fruity and almost belgian fruity malts, tender, ripened and juicy gourds and squashes, some oranges, light pine notes, nice blend of spices - carefully selected and thankfully shy, hint of sweetness. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body - oily, nice citrusy, lightly piney finish. probably the most balanced pumpkin ale i’ve tasted so far. enjoyed it - surprisingly.
Canmoore (192) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange colour, with a thin white head. Aroma notes include cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and pumpkin pie. Tasting notes include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and crisp carbonation. Delicious beer, and excellent execution.
plaugher (127) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a quickly dissipating fluffy white head. Subtle aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, cloves and a hint of nutmeg. Kind of a muted flavour; as has been mentioned by others, certainly not a smack-you-about-the-face-with-pumpkin-pie flavour. Light and crisp and moderate carbonation. Pretty solid.
Quevillon (2397) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 660 ml, acheté au LCBO d’Ottawa (Rideau et King Edward). Orange cuivré, petit collet. Arome d’épice d’automne et de canelle malté, un peu de citrouille. Goût de malte légèrement épicé, un peu de citroille mais pas assez. Mais c’est assez bien quant même!
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tupalev - Thanks! Gold with a hint of tan, thin white head. Nose is pumpkin pie but also something "christmasy." Actual pumpkin meat in the aroma too - nice! Some light biscuity malt hanging out. Flavor is lighter pumpkin spice than the nose suggests. Whats behind the spice is a passable, if boring golden/amber ale. The one thing keeping this beer interesting is the lingering vanilla note. A bit of malt, spice and vanilla in a thinnish finish.
Meilby (6240) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, pumpkin and spices. Taste is light sweet and spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.