RCx240 (176) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 Slightly hazy, coppery amber with frothy off white head. Low retention, some lacing. Aroma of fresh pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin forward, a touch of cinnamon, and underlying earthy and nutty flavours. Flat carbonation, with a thick, oily texture and full body. Long, lingering, almost film-like pumpkin finish. More or less an amped up version of your standard pumpkin beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2422) - 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 (14042) - 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 (1304) - 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 (844) - 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 (1283) - 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 (1591) - 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 (7791) - 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 (2510) - 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 (2971) - 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.