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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: 9   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8571) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9904) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6030) - 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 I’d like anyway, along with some spice in the spicy/bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good Pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - 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 mother’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
At the brewpub. Dark brown colour slight lace and very nice lace. Nuanced pumpkin sweetness and noticeable, but not overpowering alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
2012-09-27. Very dark brown body, small tan head. 3+ Malty core with a good amount of spice up front, fairly bitter, spice character that I can’t quite nail down - nutmeg? allspice? Mild fruit accents, pumpkin? Lingering bitterness in the finish. 7++ Pumpkin pie spice in the aroma, modest sweet malt core, very light caramel touches. 7++ Very smooth medium bodied. 3+ Lacks the rich sweetness of Pumking - to its benefit or detriment depending on how you feel about that - but has a good amount of spice to it, fairly robust overall. Decent, I hope to try it again at the brewpub! On tap at Brewmarket, Brick Works, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (396) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto, Sept 22 2012 as Indie Alehouse Pumpkin Abbey, ABV listed as 9% on menu) Pours a very dark slightly reddish brown with a thin, white fading head that left no lace. Aroma of pumpkin pie filling with relatively light spicing from cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, dark sweet fruity malts and a bit of yeastiness. Flavour follows the nose, with a moderately sweet but not cloying character and some drying from the spice and alcohol on the finish. Somewhat light body for a big Belgian, fairly soft carbonation, doesn’t quite hide its ABV when warm. The beer’s fruitiness doesn’t let the spices completely overwhelm it, and the dark Belgian style is a good pairing. A bit more body and flavor concentration would kick it up that last notch.

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