gregorymconway (167) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark amber/brown body with a thick creamy tan head. Aromas of pumpkin and ginger are at the forefront with vanilla and clove notes being more subtle, however much doesn’t cut through the pumpkin, some spice. Very oily. Low carbonation. Some bitterness follows through on the finish, and the pumpkin comes along leaving solely a pumpkin favour at the end. Bitterness is very well blended and minimal. Great cloudy lacing is left upon the glass.
Brewmetheus (11) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This porter, or any another produced here, could probably be considered this brew pub’s signature. A very good offering, with a balanced dark malt, no carbonation, and pure flavour. Nutty, and with heaven smattering of coffee, this is a very smooth gem Peterborough can take pride in.
rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewpub, amber color, with a thick beige head, mild toasted, bready, caramel malt, spicy nose of allspice, with a faint caramelized pumpkin fruity note, with a hint of nuttiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity, spicy character of all spice, with a gingerbread, nutmeg, cookie flavour upfront with some toasted, biscuity, caramel malt backbone, leading towards a fruity, biscuity malt, ginger spiciness, lingering leafy hop bitterness finish.
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the brewpub. Dark orange/brown, very little head. Pleasing pumpkin spice aroma. Taste is nice. Medium body (their ESB base?), lots of pumpkin spice in taste. Not much else to say - full falvoured yet simple, good offering.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz sample from brewpub. Rich orange colour, with a sparse whitehead. A bit of spice in the aroma. Not much distincitve pumpkin taste to this one, and actually more similar to their bitter. Not what I was expecting, but still good.
TheJester (2002) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Disclaimer: I really don’t know what pumpkin tastes like!) A pint at the pub. Aroma is caramel, and a little spice. Flavour is sweet, a little malty. Something a little fruity/spicy in there which, I suppose, must be the pumpkin. Kinda like a best bitter. With pumpkin, I guess. Not bad, but I probably won’t get it again. They have others that are better.
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange-amber in colour. Aroma was sweet, wheaty, slightly sweet. Flavour of pumpkin, sugar, wheat. Finishes with a medium bitterness.