gilvanblight (755) - Windsor, Ontario, - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery orange pour with a white fizzy head. Spicy cinnamon scent. Like cold pumpkin pie. Taste matches the smell with a distinct malty grassy beerness. The initial mouth is all pumpkin and spice, but it finished malty and ale like. Aftertaste really brings in the cinnamon. This one seems like it could use more alcohol. It needs a bit of a bite that isn’t there. Still a very well balanced and good beer. I definitely become a fan of McAuslan over the last few years.
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty decent and much better than I expected. Pours clear orange amber with a decent beige head. Aroma brings sweet malts and pumpkin blended so well in the nose, just like on the flavor profile as well. Fall spices are present, but not overly pronounced and this works well on the malt base. Aroma brings light vanilla and pumpkin mash.
bytemesis (2435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours clear red amber with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is spices - cinnamon, allspice, clove, some pumpkin/yam fruitiness as well. Light sweet, medium spiced, not really much bitterness, malty with some pumpkin as well. Light body. Not bad.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Pumpkin and spices with some frutiness in the background.
YanIpa (143) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ambrée avec un col assez tenace. Nez d’épices, thé chai. En bouche ça goûte le thé chai, clou de girofle, muscade et citrouille. Une bière classique d’Halloween. Pas la meilleur a mon goût !!
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: dark ruby/amber color with a white head
S: pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon
T: sweet, pumpkin, holiday spices
M: medium carb, thin
O: decent pumpkin/yam beer
Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes out of the growler a clear and somewhat bubbly chestnut with a respectable buff head. Aroma has strong notes of cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin. Mouth watering, and true for a fall beer! Flavor echoes the pumpkin and spices of the aroma, and adds caramel and horehound hints. Texture is smooth, though a bit thin and not too fizzy. Then again, this is a growler that sat around for a while - give ’em a break. Finish is spicy and a bit fizzy. Get your autumn on, whichever side of the border you are on.
cargo150 (381) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière de couleur ambrée avec un col moyennement mousseux. Nez d’épices et de thé chai. En bouche ça goûte le thé chai et épices de citrouille. Une bière classique d’Halloween, ça boit bien!
jake65 (2521) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of JStax – thanks! Pours a bright amber color with a mountain of beige head that quickly fades to just more than a ring. Nose is mild and mostly sweet and malty. Light cinnamon and cloves. Turns the corner a bit with the taste. Sweet malts and pumpkin together with a mild spiciness. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. The spices get a little more vivid in the tail, but overall they’re fairly tame. Easy drinker.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Hopleaf, Chicago, IL. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty spicy sweetish pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish with hints of caramel.
gripweed57 (492) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.5 ounce bottle. Dark amber color. Small creamy beige head. Fragrant toasted malt nose. Notes of caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toasted malt flavor has a touch of baked apple. Thin bodied and smooth. Tangy sweet malt finish with light spicy hops.