sulawang (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Simple label, unique ingredients for a pumpkin ale; namely the demerara and milk sugar. Pours cloudy copper brown with a small dissipating head, light lacing, ringed retention, several slow streams.
Nose: sweet caramel malts on the nose with a hint of chocolate. (5)-aromatic strength
Attack: sharp crispness, silky-fizzy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (6)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, milky, pumpkin
Finish: brown sugar, traces of ginger, semi-sweet malt.
Summary: Not a whole lot of detectable spice but a damn smooth brew with depth and balance. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)
Gerbeer (1734) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an orange/amber with little head. Not much to the nose: light malts, cardboard, hints of pumpkin pie but maybe only due to the label. Flavor is watery pumpkin pie. Not sure what the attraction is.Can’t say this beer takes me anywhere.
RumRunner101 (766) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light, clear orange. Aroma is on the sweet side with pumpkin, light spice. Medium bodied, creamy mouth feel. Slightly sweet, with the spices in the back ground. The finish is weirdly creamy, which really throws the whole beer off for me.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange amber colour with a medium size head which dissipates quickly. strong spice aroma nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavour is a bit of spice and caramel and a light pumpkin cream mouth feel overall enjoyable
LarryBeast (491) - - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml pours copper/orange with beige foamy head. Aroma is caramel and vanilla with a hint of pumpkin and background spice. Medium-bodied and leaning towards sweet. Creamy mouthfeel, long finish with some hoppy bitterness. Pumpkin flavour wasn’t as prominent for me; this was more like mild winter ale.
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Drinking this now. Didn’t care for it at first because of what seems like a hollow alcohol aroma but it’s growing on me now.
The colour of a typical Vienna Lager with no lasting head, nose is alcohol and sweet pumpkin, mouth is lactose, pumpkin, caramel... quite creamy, which is the best quality about this for me. Not too sweet, which was my main worry when buying this, and even a bit of a bitter hop finish.
This is more a novelty than anything else for me, I’d prefer to just eat a pumpkin pie and drink a well-crafted beer (like the Belgian Black, which has the potential to make this brewery famous), but yeah this was nice to drink, the flavour was interesting I guess.