fiulijn (15440) - 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.
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lightly hazed amber with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, a cloying mix of butterscotch and pie spices, with ginger cloves and some spoiled meat notes. In mouth, a light watery spiced beer with ginger and cinnamon hearts, boring and plain. On tap at Ottawa location, Sept 26 2012.
Sammy (9147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On-tap at the brewpub. Pours a thick looking orange, unfortunate that it was so freezing cold. The aroma is a bit of C-hop, but mostly ginger to me. Average mouthfeel, and above-average carbonation. Not as good when it warmed, a bit of pumpkin, corriander and a tad of white pepper, nutmeg. Not that drinkable. So-so for its style.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber- gold with a thick, frothy off-white head. Good-looking beer. The aroma is quite spicy with a warming mixture of allspice and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with a little bit of light sweetness. There is a little bit of ginger there as well. A bit of malt sweetness but the beer isn’t cloying at all. Ginger flavour is more apparent than it is in the aroma. A little bit of sweetness toward the finish. A pretty solid pumpkin beer - or at least pumpkin spice beer - I don’t get a ton of gourd in the flavour.
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-10-13. Orange amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Flavour is pleasant, mild sweet malt base, spices. Average plus bodied palate is nice but lightly carbonated. Would like just a bit more full bodied for my own tastes. 3+ Spices get a touch bitter at times, grows sharp briefly. Aroma is mild but pleasant, modest spice and muted malt. Pretty decent overall. On tap at the brewpub
DuffMan (7241) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (actually 3 bottles split 6 ways), the third in our lineup of beers for our little Falll Beer Fest. Medium orange, medium off white head. This beer has a relatively mild profile, with moderate pumpkin character and low spice. Not bad, but not a stand out. Better than the Oktoberfest brew in the same package.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2530-20091013] Tap. A little grainy spice pumpkin fruit aroma, more as it warms. Clear, brown orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Lovely pumpkin pie crust and allspice, a little gingery pepper and hints of fruits. Medium body. Lovely brew, quite surprising.
(@ Mill St.; Toronto, ON)
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. 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, with more flavour this could be a knockout.
HogTownHarry (6165) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. At the brewpub. Clear deep amber pour with a decent tan head (3+). Pungent fall/pumpkin pie spice aroma - even to graham crumbs and actual vegetal pumpkin. The taste is very pungent - dry spice, not so much real pumpkin flavour, mostly the spice - very peppery and gingery. Light mouthfeel, a bit acidic/astringent from the dry spice, but the filtering took a lot of the punch from this one, as the flavour slips away very quickly. Ultimately disappointing - give me Grand River, Weyerbacher or Southern Tier ANY day over this.
czar (4940) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours cloudy dark amber with a decent white head, little retention and lacing. fruity - pumpkin, apricots, careful blend of spices, hint of acidity from wheat, earthiness, hint of sweetness, nuttiness. average to soft carbonation, medium body - oily, decent grassy-citrusy finish. decent spiced offering.