drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière saisonnière à la citrouille de 5% d’alcool, blonde cuivrée, mousseuse, belle arôme de citrouille, soupçon de houblon, parfaite pour l’Halloween!
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - called St-Ambroise Pumpkin - The Great Pumpkin Ale. Dark orange-amber pour with a short, frothy white head. Spicy pumpkin pie aroma with sweet malt, light caramel and candy. Taste is big spices (clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, mainly), pumpkin pie, sweet malts, light caramel, and lighter candied notes. Medium bodied with a sharp bubbly effervescence. Finishes with more spicy pumpkin pie notes, candy, sweet malt and soft caramel. Pretty much the same throughout but done well enough to be tasty.
mansquito (5452) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors 11.5oz: Pours a clear darkish amber color with a short-lived beige head. Aroma is very spicy... lots of cinnamon and malts... maybe some other spices as well. Upon tasting, there is a hell of a lot more spice in this than your average pumpkin ale, and that’s a good thing. Mostly malts in the background, with a very slight hint of hops. Somewhat metallic aftertaste. One of the best non-imperial pumpkins I have ever had.
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Pours a deep amber / orange colour with a small tan head, fairly clear. Aroma is filled with spice and pumpkin, lots of malts and caramel. Taste is spicy and malty with some sweetness to it, very powerful pumpkin presence. Medium-full body, lively carbonation and thick / creamy on the palate. Very good beer, amazingly good pumpkin ale.
Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.5 oz Bottle -- Pours dark copper with a thin white head. Good nose, with aromas of cinnamon candy, pumpkin, wheat, and mild malt. Balanced spice but the spice is more along the lines of a stick of big red or some red hots that pumpkin pie spice.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body is medium copper with a light khaki head that quickly faded. The nose was rich with nutmeg and cinnamon. There was just a hint of pumpkin and caramel. The taste has some strong nutmeg with a little bit of the earthy pumpkin behind it. Then there is also a little bit of cinnamon spicy character in the finish. Warming and smooth, this is a well made beer from an overall solid brewer.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Only Cafe. Not a fan of fruit/spiced beers for the most part, but I found this one to be great. The spices are well balanced and it still feels like you are having a proper beer.
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
its like eating pumpkin pie. nice nutmeg and cinnamon profile. it is more of the same on the palate. i must say it is not my style whatsover, actually, i can’t drink a whole glass of this but it is better than some of the local produced stuff, IMOA.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. Pours amber leaning to orange with a small eggshell head that leaves a little lace. Aromas of all things pumpkin pie, heavy on the spice but no real beer noticable at all. Falls apart in the mouth. The body is way too thin and the flavours are seriously subdued, but there is a nice spice kick in the start of the finish.
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Compared with Alley Kat Pumpkin Pi 2010. Both look the same: clear sienna, average, uniformly dense rust-tinted head. Aroma is initially quite perfumey, softly spicy, featuring nutmeg and cloves, with light brown sugar and caramel. Pumpkin Pi is more assertively malty with definite pumpkin notes. Flavours are true to the nose, with nothing really in the way to suggest pumpkin, but with delicate spice and sweet toffee malts. Mouthfeel is light, bordering on thin. The Pumpkin Pi seemed heartier, but more coarse, with less in the way of spice and more in the way of pumpkin. St. Ambroise won this one, with both Parksy and my wife in agreement.