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Indie Alehouse Pumpkin Abbey

Indie Alehouse Pumpkin Abbey
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Brewed by Indie Alehouse Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap @ Bar Hop. Deep copper orange. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, coffee, and pumpkin. On the palate the coffee really comes forward for me, unexpectedly. Pumpkin and light spices are really kind of subdued here. Holy cow, Iím getting lots of coffee notes! Maybe my palate is trashed tonight...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2609) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop. Pours a dark brown with good-sized light tan head and a little lace. Aroma is roasty and lightly vegetal with some Belgian yeast character. Flavour has fair amount of roast, some fruity, lightly spicy Belgian yeast and some light pumpkin. Really emerged as it warmed. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Sips of this beer once again stolen from glass of Helsdon at the Indie Ale House. If you know me, then you know I donít have a lot of use for pumpkin beer. And the best thing about this beer is that its not very pumpkiny. If thatís a word.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Funny the description on this beer on the Indie starts "We were not big fans of pumpkin beers" and I have to agree with them. Most are spice shit storms like the Mill Street Pumpkin atrocity, but the guys at Indie got this one right. Just the head up. The booze number on the board was listed as 8%, their site lists it at 9%. Pours a red-brown thatís clear, with a finger of sticky-looking tan head. Some nice complexity to this beer. No spice smack down. Taste rich sweet roast and cereal malts, there is a spiciness maybe allspice, with a little bitterness. No really pumpkin flavour (maybe I donít know what Iím looking for.) Overall very nice, a good sipper. And heads up if your looking for it they have it in bottles at their shop. At least for now.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Very mild pumpkin taste, on tap at Bar Hop. Lacy, hoppy, roasty finish. Nice drinking.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2012 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at the Brewery market. Tasty pumpkin yielding a boozy spicy mix. Black colour, no head. Spicy aroma. Good drinkability, medium bodied and smooth. Cinammon, nutmeg, yeast, mollasses, some roast. Appropriate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10560) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
A hazed brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, with dark fruits, sweet molasses, nice. in mouth, a rather dark fruit malt with wooden notes, light nuttyness, burned side, OK. Cask at Cask Days 2012, as Double Barrel Pumpkin Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4838-20120923] Tap. Mild fruity roast aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Tangy fruity toasted grains flavour has a mildly smoked finish. Full body. Average. (6/3/6/3/14) 3.2
(TBW Brewers Backyard @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
Cask at Cask Days 2012. Seventeenth beer of the fest. As "Indie Alehouse Double Barrel Pumpkin Abbey." Pours a very dark brown with amber hues and a small long-lasting bubbly off-white head. Interesting aroma, sweet and malty with some pumpkin in there, light spice, whipped cream -- pumpkin pie-like. Malty flavour, not much pumpkin, not as much as Iíd like anyway, along with some spice in the spicy/bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good Pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. As "Indie Alehouse Double Barrel Pumpkin Abbey." Very cloudy brownish copper with an average frothy tan head (4-). Aroma is pumpkin, caramel, candi sugar, light and soft sweet pumpkin/winter spice, and something like a sweet doughy pastry with cream icing - a memory from my childhood, maybe my motherís coffee cake; sweet, yeasty and lush - not much pumpkin (8-). Taste - I get a little vanilla and oak tannin, more alcohol, add in some light herbal bitterness, but still mostly like a sweet spicy/yeasty pastry. Above average body, a hint of astringency from the spicing, mild carbonation - starts very sweet and spicy, finishes dry; well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask. Deep brown amber pour. The nose is softly spicy and a little bit fruity. Soft but a bit young. Okay.


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