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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Weve carved out a pumpkin Oktoberfest even Ichabod would love. This hearty, malty lager is warmed by the mighty pumpkin and lifted with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice and ginger.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
Draught at The Morrissey, Vancouver. Pours a deep orange-amber with a small frothy white head. Nice aroma of pumpkin, spices, a good amount of sweetness and malt -- like a lovely pumpkin dessert but not cloying. Flavour is just as good, again like a nice pumpkin dessert, not too sweet, a good amount of spice -- quite enjoyable. Average to medium bodied. A great Pumkin beer. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1214) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
Clear light copper, hard pour produces a big rocky tan head which leaves definitive stepped lacing. Lovely aroma of pumpkin pie and baking spices. Nice moderate pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Finishes lightly dry and bitter. Very nice. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alanthebeerguy (147) - - OCT 2, 2013
This is a smooth lager based pumpkin style beer. Pours amber orange, weak head. Nice pumpkin flavour. Not overly spiced like many other styles. Very drinkable and smooth. Some Punkin beers can be over the top and you can only drink one or two, you can drink this all night. Tasted at the Kingston in Vancouver ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
This is one of the best pumpkin beers I have tried. 341ml bottle 5%. Clear copper-amber pour, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hint of allspice. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, and a heavy fleshy pumpkin flavour This is a pretty good seasonal, and despite the presence of fairly heavy flavours, it remains a balanced, medium bodied lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
2013-10-23. Crisp dark amber body head modest off white head. Aroma is mild, sweetish malt, whisper of vanilla and cinnamon. Flavour sweetish malt base, sweet pumpkin and a bit of pumpkin spice, cinnamon notes. Whisper of vanilla or am I imagining that? Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Decent. On tap at Volo, Toronto

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours a crystal clear pale copper with no head to speak of. Curious vegetal nutmeg aroma. Lager/Oktoberfest maltiness at the beginning of the sip opens up into buttery, spicy finish, with just a touch of clean hoppiness at the end. Thin, crisp body and ample carbonation. Its a bit unfair to compare this to the typical caramelly nutmeggy pumpkin ale offerings; from an Oktoberfest perspective this is rather nifty, and blends two autumn beer traditions rather well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Alright my last pumpkin beer for the season... got this in the mix pack a while back. The nose is a little sweet, caramel, spices, and rich malt. Smooth mouthfeel, a mixture of the malt and pumpkin. Barely any finish, which fine by me as "finish" +"pumpkin" = "cloying".

Sounds stupid at first, but really pumpkin and Oktoberfest seems like a natural fit here, they really pulled it off. I guess I always thought pumpkin was "heavy" because it was always found in ales. This is much better. I closed my eyes and Imagined, "What if Dead Frog had made this?" And yes, Id still think it deserved a 3.3.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle.Dark amber with a light head. Dark pie spice and dark roast pumpkin smell. Flavour is less of both spice and roast pumpkin. A tough beer to pull off and this one is above average even if it does not leave you howlin for more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a clear golden orange with a small beige head. Aroma of feint pumpkin spices, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Flavour brings out pumpkin pure, a little nutmeg, and a touch of cinnamon. Sort of like a watered down Pumking. Good stuff, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle - Pumpkin is upfront with spices and pale malts. Clear effervescent gold with a thin white head. Lots of pumpkin and a simple clean finish. Very light and refreshing, but after a few sips the pumpkin on its own is just a bit much. Nice idea, good execution, but not to my taste.


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