pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml brown bottle. Orange colour, thin white cap. Sweet nose, caramel, cinnamon. Has a toasty malts flavour, caramel sweetness, cloves. Dry finish with some mineral character. Some clovey aftertaste. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Pleasant fall brew.
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 341ml. Limpid amber body with heavy carbonation and a decent off-white foamy/bubbly head. Malty/hoppy aroma with ginger and cinnamon hints. Taste is well balanced, but it lacks strength and complexity. It carries some spicy notes. Pumpkin flavors are barely detectable. Ends with a decent bitter/spicy finish. Interesting autumn ale.
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoy this seasonal classic. Nutmeg and clove dominate the aroma with a bit of brown sugar. Taste is more of the same spices and it is here you get the pumpkin vegetable taste. It has a smooth palate with very little carbonation and medium body.
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat underated beer, this one a little aged and only the better for it. Allspice, caramel, not a bad drinker and above-average for a pumpkin style beer. Decent and complex aroma, dark brown colour, above average mouthfeel.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Copper coloring. Quick dissipation of 1/2" head. Active carbonation from bottom. Translucent. Wooden, earthy, almost metallic in aroma. Light in body and limited flavoring. Hints of honey; corn-like in finish.
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341ml bottle, dark amber with almost no head. Aroma is spice, clove, sweet. Carbonation is almost non-existent on the palate. Taste is spicy, some anise. Reminds me a bit of Bieropholie Scotch Ale. This is not my thing. Rating #88
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle, thanks wickedpete!] Pours amber with a small off-white head. Huge spice aroma with allspice, nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon, but not much. The taste is really lacking with some spice again, grape...at times it is like drinking mineral water. Fairly thin with an average finish. The aroma is the highlight of this beer, and even then it is just spice dominant and one-dimensional. I like pumpkin beers, but not this one.
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(341ml, thanks wickedpete) Small beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, allspice, some banana. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Montreal. Thin white head on copper. More nutmeg scent than pumpkin. Spicy pumpkin flavour but more spice than pumpkin.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 [1751-20081003] 341mL bottle. Spiced pumpkin pie aroma has a hint of evergreen. Clear, red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Spiced pumpkin cleaner fluid flavour has lots of pie and all spice. Medium body is a little spicy. Quite nice, great release time, tasty. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
(FOSB 2008 @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)
[2514C-20091002] Tap. Lovely allspice muffin mix aroma has some scented nail polish remover notes. Clear, amber body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Raisin juice apple chunks flavour has some allspice sprinkled throughout. Medium body. Nice spice, odd raisin apple notes, nice overall. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(21st FFOCB @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)