Brewed by Clocktower Brewpub
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ottawa, Canada


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hills/Beaus Oktoberfest. Opaque orange, no head. Smell is pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin and tons of spices: cloves, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, I can almost taste the pie itself. Light herbal, and somewhat citrusy bitterness. Interesting lingering spicy notes. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel. An excellent pumpkin ale!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3350) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
One of the better pumpkin beers. More of an amber first with nutmeg and spices. Pours dark brown with orange highlights.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
[4058-20111030] Cask. Smells like gingerbread men. Hazy, dark amber brown body body with a quick bubbly head. Gingery gourd flavour is a little watery. Medium body. A little bland but not bad. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Cask Days 2011 @ Hart House; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4433) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
Cask days 2011. My wife bought this one, and im glad she did. Nice spicy nose, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg cloves. But it was all well balanced and somewhat subtle. The balance was great, the finish was biscuity sweet. Wow, i was very impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (3316) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Had this one a few years back and had liked it. Came with some spices on top of the head. This year, had it on cask (so no spices). Cloudy amber colour with a small off-white cap, low retention and minimal lacing. Nice light spicy nose with the cinnamon dominating and notes of pumpkin and nutmeg. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Mild spicy taste which is pretty close to the aromas, except for a little sourness. Refreshing enough pumpkin ale, but not sure about the little sourness (if infected). Recommended as a session spiced ale if you like an easy-going mild seasonal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1269) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
On tap at the bank street location. Unreal aroma on this one. It makes the beer. Great pumpkin taste. Really liked this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13566) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. Served with a dash of pumpkin spices. In aroma, intense sweet pumpkin spices, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel malt with light spices, lingering a bit. Overall, not bad. On tap at Bank street location, Oct. 5, 2011, as The Pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
2010-10-13. Crisp dark orange amber body with a modest beige head. Lovely spicy aroma with prominent nutmeg announces itself a good distance from the glass. 7+ The flavour is surprisingly mild after being enticed by the fullness of the aroma. Strong fruity pumpkin character, but the spices are very secondary, lacking the oomph of the aroma. The spice does grow a bit as it warms but is still relatively mild. Smooth average plus bodied palate is lightly carbonated. Enjoyable but does not quite live up to the promise of the aroma. On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
En ft. Pinte dguste directement la brasserie (tablissement de la rue Bank). Arme: Odeur de clous de Girofle et de muscade avec une pointe de citrouille. Apparence: La couleur est ambre avec une moyenne densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de clous de Girofle et de citrouille. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de citrouille en arrire got. (Rating #3321)

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