patricks110 (2023) - 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.
RumRunner101 (876) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma; malt, spices. Good flavours - starts malty with burnt caramel flavours and then opens up with pumpkin, spices and a bit of sweetness. Nice smooth finish, a little bit of bitterness. Overall great drinkability, a well done pumpkin ale.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light froth on dark copper-amber. big nutmeg nose, light on cinnamon, pumpkin comes through in the after scent. Flavor has less nutmeg and much more squash. First sip comes across kind of pumpkin, rubber, faint spice and short finish. Next taste is sugary, big body, more finish and image of eating a raw pumpkin pie. First pumpkin beer I have had where the squash is so thick that it gets in the way of the beer. A Sean Paxton beer??
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly spicy and sweet aroma with underlying cereal malt is appealing. Dark amber-copper-brown coloured body is topped by a generous off white head that lasts well and leaves some lace. Flavour is quite sweet but there is indecent bitterness that keeps it from becoming cloying. The spices are apparent in the finish. Medium body with moderately crisp carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS at Hellsgate in October 2011.
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle. Pours dark orange-brown. Some haze. Light wispy white head, not much lace. Nose has light malts, some caramel sweetness, faint spice. Flavour has a sweet start, nutty and caramel malt, faint brown sugar, light earthiness, light spices, just a hint of hops late in the brew. Dries out in the end, some malts and grains in the aftertaste, medium bodied, average carbonation. Decent pumpkin brew.
reebtogi (4746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle pours a deep amber color with a nice white head that settles to spotted lacing. Aroma is mild pumpkin with some spice and mild hops. Taste is hoppy bitterness with some pumpkin and a light malty finish. A nice seasonal beer for Halloween.