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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Cambridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Appearance: Orange colour, of course! with a white frothy cream topping Aroma: Think pumpkin pie, with contributions from cinnamon, all-spice, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla Flavour: Subtle pumpkin and spice flavour balanced by a pale ale malt profile and hop contributions from amarillo and liberty hops

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3.1
AWS9 (742) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Fairly bland copper pour. Rich pumpkin and vegetable aroma. Hint of sugar. Some spice compliments as well. Sticky finish. I’m not getting a lot of "beer" character here - minimal hop or malt presence. But quite drinkable and compliments a meal nicely.

3.5
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Lemony caramel aroma in front of subtle spices; allspice, ginger. Crystal clear light copper under a thin, white cover. Sweet base malt flavour with a pleasant balance of pumpkin pie spices; ginger, nutmeg, allspice. Medium light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

2.9
tompete (348) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
473ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange and a small off white head. Aroma is allspice and a little clove. Flavour is at first pumpkin pie spices and more cloves this time. The pumpkin shows up a little later along with a hint of malt. Body is medium. The finish has more pumpkin with a lingering cinnamon flavour.

3.2
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a hazy amber colour with almost no head. Aroma is pumpkin, flowers, vegetables. Taste is spices, pumpkin. Not bad at all.

2.7
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Way too much nutmeg. Weak body. Not the best pumpkin ale i’ve ever had. Not worth 4$ a pint at the LCBO.

3.6
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Trying out a new burger joint: Mano Burger Bar. Ends up that they have a craft beer menu. Even better it has two beers on it I haven’t tried. This is the first Highballer Pumpkin Ale by Grand River Brewing. Just slightly hazy yellow/orange pour with a foamy head. Weak scent. Some hops and just a bit of pumpkin. I expected more. Nice light taste. Hoppy with quite a bit of pumpkin taste followed by just a bit of bitterness. Some good ale qualities, just a touch of caramel. Really digging this.

3.6
samzim (437) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Scents of dough, pumpkin, and cinnamon. Clear orange colour with a minimal head. Slight sweetness with mild bitterness; malty on the tongue with slight pumpkin flavour. A decent beer, but a bit of a let-down with the lack of festive flavours.

3.1
Alpha10 (830) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
2013/09/14 - Pours a clear, burnt orange/amber colour with a soapy, off white head that laces nicely. Aroma is pumpkin purée, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vegetables. Taste is pumpkin, grass, subdued spices and an odd, ash-like flavour. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat watery, with low to medium carbonation and an acidic aftertaste. An ok seasonal beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
dandeman (1067) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Aroma: Slight acidity was picked up first along with traditional cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, fruitcake and crystallized fruits. Not sticking out very strongly. Appearance: Orange. Looks like a pumpkin with a candle in it when looked through with light. Head looks good, creamy, generous with a nice lacing. Taste: Attack is soft with all traditional spices of a pumpkin ale. Slightly acid, texture is watery and missing a bit of spark. Very traditional pumpkin ale with flavors working hard to stick out, but half succeeded.

3.7
AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
500Ml bottle from the LCBO. Nice pumpkin and spice. Flavour is quite balanced sweet fruit, spices and grassy hops.


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