pootzboy (1650) - Hawgville, Ontario, - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this brew a few times on tap but this is the first time I bought it in bottles to try a few in a row and really evaluate it. The verdict is in – this is a very decent pumpkin ale, probably the best in the local market. Pours a shimmering orange color with an off-white cap. Pungent aromas of pumpkin spice, grains and musty herbaceous pumpkin. Between the spices, hops and carbonation, the front side of the flavor profile is very sharp and peppery, this then mellows as the malt and pumpkin tastes arrive to give some fair balance and light complexity. The finish is sharp and drying with spice and hops providing a spicy bittering. A really great Canadian pumpkin ale
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tried this at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival.
Smells like Pumpkin as expected. Very easy to drink. Nice pumpkin and spice taste. Still tastes like a beer though.
Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355mL Bottle. Hazy amber body with a small but tenacious foamy film. An aroma of pumpkin pudding stands out above the pale malts and astringent hops. The flavor has a thin feel to it, tasting like a pumpkin pudding with astringent hops and allspice and nutmeg coming up in the aftertaste and finishing like an unsweetened pumpkin pudding. It struggles to make a passable impression. No encores for that flaming pumpkin on the label.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy dark amber color with small compact head. Egg and butter aroma. Weak mouthfeel, with a light puckery sourness, some spices, maybe light butter.
Odd, probably off.
Johnsense (1012) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very spice forward pumpkin beer in both aroma and taste. pumpkin takes a backseat to nutmeg and allspice. lighter body.
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught sample at Rogue Wetbar. Clear gold. Aroma of sweaty sock juice (or the guts from a slightly spoiled pumpkin), nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon, sweet medicinal notes. Taste is sweet with a slight but of tartness. Creamy mouthfeel. Finish thins out, but mouth is left a bit oily.
samzim (347) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy scent with aroma of pumpkin. Hazy copper colour. Strong pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice with sweet front and mild bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice beer.
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Autumn Harvest mix 6 from Mill Street. 5%. Clear copper-amber pour, that produces a decent bubbly foam Aroma is potent, quite a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted cardamom. Taste is malty, more of a brown ale style and heavy on the cardamom and clove, hint of cinnamon, and sweet caramel, faint noble hoppy bitterness. This is a pretty good seasonal, and one of the better pumpkin beers out there.
Strangebrewer (996) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Poured dark amber-orange with a thin off-white head. Spicy aroma of clove and cardamom. Medium body, thick mouthfeel, acidic finish. Heavy malt flavour, spicy notes of clove, cardamom, nutmeg. A complex flavour, a little too much going on.
Macness (4) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight cinnamon taste. Very nice. Kind of like a pumpkin and cinnamon hinted Newcastle Brown.
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BreWedge (399) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Mill Street Ottawa. Pours a clear hazy amber with a moderate, creamy white head. Aromas are sweet malts and spice. Tastes are gentle nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin. Creamy and smooth, assertive carbonation, medium spicy finish. Nice seasonal.
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