bhensonb (9868) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a beige head. Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg are upfront aroma. Fairly intense. Med body. The taste surprise is that there seems to be a surge of chocolate before all the spices attack. The anise sort of tags along in the finish. Itís a pretty dry and spicy finish. Thereís some sweet, but the spice hammers it down. Pretty darn good.
Cirrhosis (1144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
SighÖÖ.. 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 thatís why this is working for me the higher ABV. No fake over the top flavours hereÖÖÖÖ. Thatís a good thing. Just a light pumpkin and spice build onto a solid easy drinking beer.
writerljberg (406) - 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. Itís an average beer; not good, not bad.
douglas88 (5173) - 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 (1211) - 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 (1722) - 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 ainít, but itís still a very good choice this time of year.
SteveLikesBeer (31) - - 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. Itís brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, but the taste isnít quite as complex as all of those ingredients would suggest. The pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavours are strongest, but donít 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 doesnít 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 donít have to drink it all at once, but I couldnít 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.
sudomorph (274) - 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 (1419) - 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 (784) - 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.