JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Castro’s Lounge. Hazy amber-orange pour. The nose is softly spicy with some clove, vanilla and a distinct pumpkin flavour. Coriander and a little bit of soft spiciness. Medium bodied and I’m not sure the cask really works here. There is a fairly assertive bitterness here that kind of works. Lingering spiciness. Okay.
daje (3782) - NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, april 30th 2015. golden/orange body with an offwhite head. Spicy aroma of peppers and the spices people use to kill the pumpkin taste in whatever product they promote as a pumpkin something. Also grassy and flowery hops. Taste of cinnamonm (another pumpkin taste that isn’t pumpkin) clove, saison yeast. funky banana and orange finish. Mildly spiced aftertaste. All in all a good beer, though a bit out of the box as a famhouse.
fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy dark blond color, no head. The aroma has a strong coriander component, and banana. The mouthfeel is dry, quite weak, and the flavor is poor.
thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) lear, bright orange colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of spice, then lilies; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
dfearnley (1663) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to stange
Banana, lemon, light funk, and wheat; no pump; no spices, well maybe a hint of clove. Eventually, I smell brine. Translucent light amber with heavy and fast effervescence and a 1 cm long lasting frothy and bright white head. Taste is, um, weird. At first I get hit with a slightly bitter, kind of light citrus. Further sips increase the bitterness, but the light citrus becomes, ash, wheat, and yeast. More sips brings out some pepper and green bell pepper. This is very strange.
Ferris (12101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Banana and some light citrus. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Light sweet banana and not much else. Pumpkin spice but too much banana.
mcberko (13227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast upfront, with subtle pumpkins and banana. Flavour is strange, bringing out lots of banana upfront, with some garbage-y notes, pumpkins and Belgian yeast. Too much banana on this for it to be pleasant, though at least it’s not disastrous. Meh.
lesifflebiere (1618) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bière orangée comme une citrouille, légèrement trouble mais mince et peu mousseuse ; le nez est d’écorces d’orange, de gingembre et d’épices diverses. La bouche est quant à elle sèche, avec des malts minces en avant-plan, un peu d’épices de tarte à la citrouille en finale, avec une signature de levure saison plutôt discrète mais bien présente. On sent du poivré en gorge après une bonne lampée. Une excellente bière, pas vraiment explosive d’originalité ou de saveurs, mais solidement réussie.
ncube (110) - - SEP 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aroma with notable earthy,vegetal, pumpkin & clove aromas. Taste is similar with a light sweetness, with a yeasty semi dry finish. Bitterness is there just enough to hold the beer together. Pleasantly balanced and restrained for a pumpkin beer. Well played.
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Unlike others here, I thought this pretty much screamed pumpkin on the nose. The palate still carried lots of pumpkin character too, but with more eatery yeast and spice. Well attenuated straw-like malts kept this from being too sweet. Interesting idea, and one that worked I think.
CurbDog (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big white head fades very quickly, then disappears. Hazy light orange colour. Aroma of banana, spice, black pepper, lemon, light pumpkin pie spice. Matching flavours with stronger spice. Beer becomes much more balanced as it warms. High carbonation, effervescent. Pretty nice for a "pumpkin beer."