Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Fernie, Canada


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our Pumpkin Head has become a staple for Thanksgiving and Halloween. It stems from our infamous First Trax Brown Ale, but is instead brewed with organic pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg and numerous spices. Resulting in a brew fit for any beer connoisseur or your average turkey aficionado. Made with Organic Pumpkins and Spices. Hopes - Willamette. Unfiltered to keep the real pumpkin taste alive along with its Brown Ale roots.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3475) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Dark brown alms of black body off white head and some soapy lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, cloves,nutmeg. Taste is fairly sweet with pumpkin spice and notes of cola. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brettsky06 (393) - Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours a dark brown color. Nice pumpkin and vanilla aromas. Taste is pumpkin with a little chocolate, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add a little excitement to the brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1289) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle Dark brown pour with a small beige head. Aroma is classic pumpkin beer, some mild dark malt and pumpkin pie spices - nicely balanced and better than some pumpkin beers, but pretty average. Taste is the same - mild dark malts with pumpkin pie spice. Again, not too much and not too little, but still quite average for the style. Tasty if you like pumpkin spice, and drinkable, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (2473) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2015
Chestnut brown with a thick, creamy head. The spices all come out in the aroma quite well. Taste isn't too outgoing, just like a pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (17093) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Cask with Willamette @ Churchills. Chestnut colour and thin head, nose is full of pumpkin spices, maybe some pumpkin. Taste is ok... Typical amber sweetness and pumpkin spices. Reasonable, if dated example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1866) - CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
Appearance: clear brown, one finger of fine light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: vegetal pumpkin, spices, caramel malt, nutty, grassy and earthy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, very mild tart. (7/10) Medium body tending to watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly spicy finish. (3/5) Smells reasonably good - actually vegetal pumpkin leading, backed up by the standard pumpkin spices. It actually tastes a little better than it smells - less pumpkin-y, more brown ale. (It actually tastes not completely dissimilar to their Hot Saw Brown, to my mind.) And no, I dont mean that the less a pumpkin beer tastes like a pumpkin beer, the better. I just mean I like the tastes a little more than the smell. Ultimately, though, it comes across as a little weak and watery (like so many brown ales do, in my experience) - could do with a little more flavour and a little more body to carry it. Pretty easy-drinking, though. (12/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (1067) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Poured from 650mL bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Pumpkin and spice fairly mild, subtle chocolate roast malt. Nice balance, but a tiny bit more flavour would be beneficial.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2418) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
Soft spiced pumpkin aroma and a nice dark Burgundy body but minimal head. Flavour is soft pumpkin with hints of malt. A little weak on the mouth which seems to be Fernies trademark. Adequate but this should be much more spectacular if I would want to seek it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (529) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
Poured a dark brown with a lasting microhead. A little lacing left in the glass. Has the basic flavours of pumpkin, cloves, nutty brown ale taste. A little watery but overall enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a clear deep brownish copper with a lasting creamy off white head and decent legs. Aroma is nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie filling. Flavour is pumpkin(slightly vegetal/authentic), spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a faint hop/spice bitterness with a slightly dry finish.

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