DuffMan (6153) - 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.
tiggmtl (4548) - 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.
presario (4533) - 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??
reebtogi (3831) - 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.
Crit (3245) - 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.
pintbypint (2379) - 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.
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pumpkin spices and nice pumpkin. Orange clear copper with a rich beige head. Pumpkin and spices up front with an unpleasant bitterness that follows through to the finish. Not that great.
northropfrye (1944) - 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.
piscator34 (1888) - 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.
patricks110 (1582) - 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.