Lagerboy (1962) - 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)
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better ones in its genre... actually the first I’ve had that I’d try again! I won’t though since I’m a ticker through-and-through for the moment.
Nice combination of sweet and bitter, with the pumpkin adding to the former, but not in an artificial way. I can even taste the hops.
A pumpkin beer where the vegetable somehow actually adds to the balance instead of taking away from it. Apparently quite hard to do, so good job on that. :D
tiggmtl (4544) - 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 (4903) - 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??
Crit (3840) - 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.
northropfrye (3300) - 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.
UXO (1527) - CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear deep amber, one fat finger of rocky ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: citrus, pine, pale and caramel malts, faint vegetal pumpkin and spices, nutty, grassy and earthy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry building bitter finish. (4/5)
Much more of an IPA than a pumpkin beer - lots of citrus and piney hops, with only faint vegetal pumpkin and spices in the background. I probably like this more than a lot of pumpkin beers for that very reason, but if the point is a pumpkin beer, it’s kind of missing that boat. I’m going to split the difference there, and grade this as a fairly unremarkable IPA. (And seriously? Am I rating the same beer as everybody else on ratebeer? People are going on about the pumpkin and spices, but for me they’re way, way back in the cheap seats. And pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and all that jazz generally don’t fade as fast as hops do, so I’m confused. Oh, well - normal state of being for me, I guess.) (13/20)
Edit: This can’t be the same beer. ABV and IBU are completely different (6.5% and 65! IBU, compared with 7.1% and 19), and the malts are as well (Pale, Chocolate, Crystal, Light Munich, Dark Munich).
DuffMan (9611) - 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.
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Mise à jour: Je viens de l’essayé encore cette année et, selon moi, c’est beaucoup mieux qu’avant. Je dirai que il y a une présence plus fort d’épices cette année. C’est un couleur orange avec un col moyenne beige. L’arôme d’épices avec un peu de citrouille. Le goût est plutôt est épices que citrouille mais c’est une bière assez bonne même sans considerer que c’est une bière de citrouille.
piscator34 (2364) - 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.