sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, 1L flip top bottle.Pours a clear dark caramel colour with a one finger, off-white head that thins to a film quickly. Slight lacing. Aroma has notes of pumpkin, alcohol, dark fruits, and spices.Taste is balanced and pleasant with a warm, spiced, pumpkin aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a smooth finish.Overall one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Very nice for sipping away at after a fine dinner. Smooth and balanced. Great flavour and texture.
DerWeg (1567) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really wonderful. Has a good creamy fulness and body that is not too malt-sticky on the palate and plenty of warm autumnal flavors going on - rooty allspice, sweet squash, banana, apple butter and pepper. Aroma smooth and sweet with pumpkin fruit nd lemon, has an orange coat and orange-white head. A must-try for slightly sweet tastes.
smpeytone (3) - Grande Prairie, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice fall flavored beer. Has all the right spices, but, not overly pumpkin flavored. But incredibly smooth as far as strong beers go. You'd never know it was 8% sipping on it at your thanksgiving dinner.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pumpkin ale poured a cloudy deep amber colour with a minimal off white head. Scents include pumpkin, allspice and bananas. First sip was quite carbonated but a little watery but still good. Flavours of pumpkin and allspice most predominant. Finish is pumpkin pie with a light hop addition.
beer_dan (1) - - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great pumpkin ale. Beautiful amber colour with a sweet aroma. The taste is complex with the variety of spices. The only thing that it lacks is a good head, but that may have been from my pour or from the lack of hops.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very spice-forward pumpkin ale that has a nice flavor and hides its ABV to boot. Only minus is the mouthfeel seems a little thin. B.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have sampled this big west cost pumpkin beer on a few occasions and it’s wonderful to see it available in the Ontario market. A hazy dark orange-amber high gravity (8%abv) pumpkin ale brewed with amber malt, fresh roasted pumpkin, west coast hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise. Rich and spicy, it dries in the finish - a superior well-crafted big pumpkin ale. Comes in a 1 liter capped swing top bottle so you can finish it in 2 sittings. This beer is produced in very limited quantities each fall so if you see it on LCBO shelves snag it, it cellars fairly well.
brleo (78) - - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Normally, I have not liked pumpkin ales very much - ironic, considering I love darker ales and that the Fall is my favorite season.
Pumpkineater is literally like drinking pumpkin pie. Appearance is a rusty reddish-brown, not much head. The aroma is fresh pumpkin pie, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is rich pumpkin pie, with a malty bitterness reminiscent of the Germanic pilseners. Not overly carbonated, nice and smooth. A wonderful choice for having by the fire on a cold autumn day.
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint glass
Strong pumpkin and spice aroma, with apple and a bit of smoke. Deep reddish amber with a creamy head and lacing. The taste is prevalently pumpkin with some clove and nutmeg.
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pumpkin, cinnamon, clove and toffee with a touch of licorice. Clear amber with a thick off white head. Heavy on the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg with a bit of kick from the hops. A nice rich body to go with the heavy flavors, bit of alcohol burn at the end, but appropriate for a nice cold day. Good job.