Black Creek Historic Pioneer Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by Black Creek Historic Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Toronto, Canada


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Originally pumpkins were used in brewing beer because they were hearty and plentiful in 19th century Ontario. This beer captures the essence of pumpkin pie that is rich in aroma and spicy in flavour. Of course we use real pumpkin in the brew kettle and infuse it with a blend of spices including nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. The result is a golden ale heady in spices and flavor!

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cattaneopapa (455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2018
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy amber colour. Aromas of pumpkin pie. Taste is mainly Pumpkin with a spicy ginger finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Canmoore (509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2017
Pours a dark and cloudy amber colour, with a huge off white head. Aroma notes include nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin. Tasting notes include borderline cloying sweetness, cinnamon, ginger, and a hint of pumpkin. Barely any carbonation, and long sweet finish, Meh!
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2013 Total Score: 3.6
This is a re-rating, as the first time I tried it I believe the beer had gone bad. Pours a rich amber colour, with basically no head at all. Aroma is pleasant with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and pumpkin. Tasting notes include distinct pumpkin, with notes of ginger/nutmeg/cloves. Fantastic seasonal, and much better than my first go around with this brew!

AleRider78 (1516) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Pours no head whatsoever and has a hazy orange/amber appearance. Pumpkin spice aromas are dominant. Flavours are also of pumpkin spice. Some pretty noticeable notes of nutmeg and more spices. Has a watery mouthfeel. Not really the pumpkin ale you want to recommend to newbies.

azzurro (539) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Taste of pumpkin is overpowering. Taste is too far off from an ale, just not my type. Retried it, picked it up during the fall season with many others, ok with this rating.

ChadPoole (479) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices with a lot of nutmeg. It has a creamy body with a pungent fermented fruit taste. Interesting

KansaiBeerLvrs (5568) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2017 First pumpkin beer of the season is an award winner (2015 Gold Ontario Brewing Awards) from Black Creek brewing in Toronto. 5% for a beautiful Amber with minimal foam. It's got a really nice spice aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander plus rich malt/pumpkin. Medium bodied and dry with good sweetness like yams, caramel, nutmeg and a rich spiciness. Really good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mcberko (20260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle, pours a deep dark orangey brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Flavour is along the same lines, with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, with a little toffee in there. Pretty boring, but competently done I suppose. Just not exciting.

Ferris (17779) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle - Sweet pumpkin and spice. Clear orange with a small beige head. Sweet pumpkin and orange with spice.

fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Brown color, small head. Some aroma of spices, alcohol, cookies. Dry mouthfeel, thin body, very shallow flavor, and some spices.
Not very good.

Vighals (4595) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2015
Gylden brun noe tåkete med lavt beige skum. Lukter gresskar, nellik og rett å slett julelukter. Middels fyldig, krydder, noe karamellsødme. Kort litt pepperig kort avslutning.

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