Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Forgot to rate this last month when I had it in the bottle from the brewery and on tap at The Stinking Rose in Campbellford. I am going to rate it now off the second bottle I bought from that visit which I have just cracked . Medium orange, creamy orange tinted white head. Really nice pumpkin aroma - some spice, some sweetness, really enjoyable. Taste - much more on the sweet than spicy side - one of the few pumpkin beers which is not drowning in spice. Mixes well with the alcohol. Not sure how it balances it out with what I assume is the house taste of Church Key - either yeast or water (Iím not near knowledgeable enough about this sort of stuff, I can only describe what I taste) - it does fine, but there is soemthing just a bit unbalances initially (like pumpkin added to Northumberland). Alcohol well hidden - a very drinkable pumpkin. A solid effort.
pushkinwow (2716) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Beauís Oktoberfest 2013. Very much a pumpkin pie in the bottle with a doughy malt presence, mild carbonation, moderate body, a smooth palate and a sweet ending. Interesting because the doughiness and sweetness balance well without overwhelming the spice and vise versa.
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 12, 2012 - draught pint at BurgerBar. Very clear bright and refractive amberish gold with an average creamy off-white head (3+). Smells like pleasant pumpkin pie spice - nutmeg and cinnamon, not much actual pumpkin character. Taste follows, a little pumpkin meat tang, quite grainy. Light body, a little slick and astringent, decent carbonation - a solid MOR pumpkin ale, mostly about the spice.
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bar Hop. Pours a nice orangy amber with a slightly head. Refreshing pumpkin, spice and malts. Nice carbonation.
Lubiere (13192) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An orange amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice nutmeg and cloves, smooth and classic. In mouth, a nice balanced caramel malt with natural cinnamon, and cloves, nice. On tap at Wellington Gastropub, Oct. 18 2012.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4907-20121031] Tap. Herbal soapy fruit cinnamon spice aroma. Slightly hazy, light golden orange body with a quick bubbly head. Floral herbed yeast flavour has a little cinnamon. Medium body. Interesting but odd with the fruit infusion. (6/3/6-/3/13) 3.1
(@ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (10089) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-10-31. Lightly hazy orange boy, small beige head. 3+ Flavour has an odd tangy fruity quality, pumpkin, mild bitterness. 6+ Aroma is similar, tangy fruity pumpkin is the dominant character. 6+ Average bodied palate. Not unpleasant but there is something odd about the way the pumpkin character presents itself. Not sure it was not in the best shape, or if I just didnít care for it. On tap at Bar Hop, Toronto
Metalchopz (3202) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ron for this bottle. Pours a slight hazy light golden colour with a white head, decent retention and lots of thick soapy lace. Spicy aromas with some cinnamon and the soapy hops. Pretty close to the same for the taste, with just a tad of sweet malt in the background with the pumpkin puree. Feels like real ingredients, and not essences. Still, a little unbalanced to be a good pumpkin beer.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from the brewery, pours a amber. light head, a nice aroma is nice and spicy, I get lots of cinnimon and a good overall pumpkin ale, quite yummy
Sammy (11505) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on cask at WVRST. Cloudy orange coloured body, and lacey. Very fresh tasting pumpkin and spices. Nice drinkability for the style. Medium mouthfeel. Nutmeg aromas, cinammon, white pepper, allspice.