ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, caramel, bread. Not getting any of the licorice type flavors from the anise. Medium bodied, pretty straightforward but good.
Oakes (13423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orangey colour. Lots of pumpkin in the aroma and a little bit of nutmeg...pretty appetizing. Sweet, lots of pumpkin, with a hint of cinnamon, a fairly strong, sweet, malt character and some gingerbready character. Almost a bit chocolatey character, Good balance.
AgentAle (1041) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Spicey aroma with some rich maltiness. Some hopiness lightly present
Taste : sweet and spicey flavors thst give way to a bitter finish
Appearance :Clear dark amber body with well retained creamy head
MarkoR (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge 1 litre bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark colour with thin off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices. Taste is same. Pretty good pumpkin ale.
Cirrhosis (1259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sigh…….. yet another short distracted review due to being at a party. I normally really dislike this style of brew, the pumpkin beers do nothing for me but this one I can drink. Dark copper body with a ok crown, gets extra points for the flip top lid. Body is light and easy to drink. Spices are kept under control so it not like drinking a candle shop. A lot lighter then I was expecting given the higher ABV. Maybe that’s why this is working for me the higher ABV. No fake over the top flavours here…………. That’s a good thing. Just a light pumpkin and spice build onto a solid easy drinking beer.
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge bottle from Brian. Thanks!
A: Brackish read with an off-white head.
N: Pumpkin, cinnamon, all-spice and some hops. Not an overly strong flavor, not particularly holiday.
T: Lightly sweet with some spice. Again. light on flavor.
M: Medium body - a touch watered down.
O: Not much to say about this one. It’s an average beer; not good, not bad.
douglas88 (7175) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Giant freaking bottle thanks to neepsntatties . Pours a clear dark copper/orange hue with a medium white head. A big nose of spicy pumpkin. The flavor is more authentic natural pumpkin, light heat, big spices, quite nice. A damn nice pumpkin beer.
cards04 (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice fall beer. Aromas of cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin. Roasty and toasty flavors. Sweet and spicy flavors Too. A very nice fall ale.
northropfrye (2596) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. An excellent pumpkin beer. Sweet, spicy, without being overpowering. Pumking this ain’t, but it’s still a very good choice this time of year.
SteveLikesBeer (65) - - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours with a thin head atop a dark amber body. The bouquet is fruity but not overpowering, with traces of lemon, pumpkin and spice. It’s brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, but the taste isn’t quite as complex as all of those ingredients would suggest. The pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavours are strongest, but don’t dominate to the detriment of balance, which this has a lot of. It has a smooth yet crisp finish. This is an eight-per cent alcohol strong ale that doesn’t taste that strong. I like that and I like this beer overall. It comes in a one-litre bottle with a fliptop cap so you don’t have to drink it all at once, but I couldn’t resist finishing it. The Squamish, B.C. brewery makes this in very limited quantities as part of its John Mitchell Series, so snap it up while you can. Happy Halloween.