pootzboy (1484) - 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
GRM (2515) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown bottle, 355 ml, gift from Karl Probst (Danke!), savoured on February 7 2013; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: nutmeg, clove, light ginger, light caramel, light malt, sugar; mouth: nutmeg, clove, light ginger, light caramel, malt, sugar, light acidity, finale in caramel with presence of nutmeg, medium-light body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, thin; overall: once is enough
Bouteille brune, 355 ml, cadeau de Karl Probst (Danke!), savourée le 7 février 2013; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : muscade, clou de girofle, léger gingembre, léger caramel, léger malt, sucre; bouche : muscade, clou de girofle, léger gingembre, léger caramel, malt, sucre, légère acidité, finale en caramel avec présence de muscade, corps moyen-léger, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, mince; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of delicious pumpkins and spices. golden orange colour. taste congruemt with aroma. very well balanced beer, pleasant to drink and seasonally appropriate. a good session.
probstblueribbon (2418) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle in a mixed pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 16OC12.
App.: Hazy copper with a moderate off-white head.
Aroma: Fairly nice caramel, fruity malts, slightly buttery, somewhat spicy but more subdued than expected, close and ginger, maybe restrained due to temp.
Palate: Medium+ body, aggressive effervescence.
Flav.: More spice than the nose, clove and nutmeg and ginger, less malty than the nose, fairly good; dry with minimal bitterness and a spicy, fairly malty finish.
More subtle than the draught version.
cyrenaica (942) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Main/Bronte LCBO (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
September 17, 2012
The beer was part of the Mill Street Autumn Harvest 6-pack with Mill Street Oktoberfest. The beer pours a burnt orange colour with a very thin tan coloured head. The aroma was pumpkin, spices, and some weak hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was metallic pumpkin, weak spices with acidic grains in the mix. Not something I would try again
Frothmeister (393) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with an orange/beige head. Aromas of vanilla, raw pumpkin, faint cocoa, biscuity malt, and of course pumpkin pie spice. The taste is more of the same. Light bodied with vanilla, malt, light spicing, cocoa, faint roasted pumpkin seed, and a tiny dose of bitterness. Decent.
gramity (1090) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, clear amber-orange with a small lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices and caramel malt. Slightly watery flavour follows the aroma but is a tad muted along with some mild vegetal notes. Average bodied. A good beer, just a bit dull
VT (872) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a very slightly veiled pale amber with a white-beige head. Smell is cinnamon, cloves. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, cookie dough, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla. Finish is mostly dry, spicy. Body is medium to average, mouthfeel of smooth, creamy. Medium to strong carbonation. Good little pumpkin ale.
andrewturba (479) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper with a small off white head leaving a nice lace kicking around. Aroma is mostly nutmeg cinnamon and some light wheat. Flavour is mostly spice(nutmeg cinnamon) and some faint pumpkin notes. Carbonation is high. In my top 5 for pumpkin beers.
Gethinbeer (1836) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very clear amber/copper colour with an exgremely thin lace. Subtle aroma of spice. Weak flavour of pumpkin. Thkn body.
sulawang (418) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear bottle brown, almost no head nor retention, just a thin ring, a few countable slow streams. Malted pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg on the nose. Drinks with a light roasted almost salty ginger up front, medium malts, 6/10-tame sweetness, body thins out in the mids, spices kick in - cinnamon, nutmeg, finishing crisp, partially hopped dry and roughish mildly bitter. Low-medium complexity, low-med depth, okay transitions, flat carry, okay drinkability. Not awesome, I’ve had better pumpkin ales.