sulawang (623) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours translucent bottle brown, minimal head, ringed retention, minimal lacing, slow as molasses moving CO2 streams. Some malt on the nose, not much else. 7/10-level sweetness med-heavy malts up front, brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin, very creamy silky mouthfeel, finishes just a tad watery and thin. A soft mellow lingering bitter finish. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, decent carry, pretty good drinkability.
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample. Dark orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of nutmeg, sourish pumpkin, and pale mats. Surprisingly, pale and toasted malts lead the way in the mouth backed by notes of pumpkin, brown sugar, some woody/spicy heat, and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied. Disjoint, but more or less ok.
Lagerboy (1237) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Dark copper, frothy tan head. Spicey, yeasty pumpkin nose. Strong bitter pumpkin and spice taste. Chunky. Medium to full bodied, a stronger offering than the other seasonals. Short bitter finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
DuffMan (6797) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botlle, shared with Parksy and Gripp in a pumpkin beer taste-off. Handsome dark copper, medium cream colored head. Sweet malty caramel aroma, some allspice. Nice caramel malt with assertive pumpkin character and a husky nuttiness, balanced (but not overwhelmed) by sweet spices. This was a nice pumpkin beer, second in preference to Rogue’s and much better than Phillip’s.
dreamflower (580) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. I can smell a little bit of pumpkin. It’s not strong tasting, but pleasant.
northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown colour, kind of weak head. Pumpkin spice aroma and flavour. Tastes like a pumpkin pie.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, beige head. Allspice nose. Subdued allspice and cloves in a pumpkin palate, not overly sweet like most.. Light but noticeable hop finish.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark bronze colour with a medium size head with good retention. Aroma is a little light at the beginning but was it mores up more spice come thru mostly cinnamon and caramal malts. Flavour is sort of like a bourbon heavy on the spice with a nice sweetness from the malts and just a hint of pumpkin and squash
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good aroma and carbonation. oxygenate for full effect. Medium brown with medium head retention. Flavor is veggie/fruity with sweet maltiness balanced with bitterness of hops. Very balanced beer and multi-faceted flavor.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m really impressed by this one. The pour is a dark murky brown with light copper tones at the bottom. A nose of huge squash and pumpkin with medium allspice and cinnamon. The middle is of brown sugar with toffee, breaded malts and an impending pumpkin vegetable taste. The pumpkin is huge and heavy with a spiced finish. No alcohol, but a slightly overbearing spiced pumpkin finish, but still tasty. Overall, fantastic brew with impressive malty balance with the pumpkin.