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


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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chris__hartley (445) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
It pours a deep dark orange with golden highlights; the head is off-white and soapy. The aroma has notes of: roasted pumpkin seed, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpernickel bread, and a sweet maltiness. The taste is light sour that finishes dry and slightly salty; there are notes of: cereal, treacle, slight roasted pumpkin, and light floral hoppiness. The palate is light bodied, watery-thin, light carbonation, and medium finish. Overall, it’s definitely accurate to the description. However, it’s far too subtle - doesn’t seem right to call it much of a pumpkin beer.

Hammy78 (974) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle purchased at Dundurn LCBO Hamilton Ontario. Pour is surprisingly boring cloudy/ clear with a white head that dies to nothing. No lacing. Nose is pumpkin, but rather subdued, a little nutmeg, pumpkin pie like. Tastes a little bitter and slightly dry. Not their best performance.

cyrenaica (1143) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
500ml bottle
5.2% ABV
Bottled On: September 30, 2011
So, according to the bottle, this beer was 5 days old when I bought it, and 6 days old when I drank it.....FRESH! I tried this beer on October 6, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent golden orange with a thin off-white head. Pumpkin and spices dominated the aroma with not much else. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The flavour is malt, grains, and pumpkin. Not as pumpkin-pie-y as some American offerings, but a good beer nonetheless.

Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice amber, smell is up there with the best of the pumpkin beers, very nice an lively smell, the taste is a bit faint for my liking, it was spicy but it needed a bit more flavour. good offering

neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. The head fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of pumpkin and vanilla, along with typical fall spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavour is mildly sweet and slightly spicy with huge pumpkin and spice notes. The finish introduces subtle hops and pale malts but the overall impression is of pumpkin. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent but not great pumpkin ale. There is a slight off flavour throughout that was a little distracting. 2011-11-02

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
(From JB84) The look : Orange in color with a small head. The nose : E.d. Smith ready-spiced pie filling mixture. The taste : Pumpkiny and spicy, not much else to say. The mouthfeel : Very light body. Good amount of carbonation. Watery texture. The finale : Malty and short.

rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
Bouteille de 500ml. Bière orangée. Le nez est un mélange de tarte à la citrouille avec sa muscade, sa cannelle, ses clous et piments de Jamaique. Mais pour qu’une bière de ce type elle doit avoir une charpente pour supporter le tout, ce qu’elle n’a pas. Elle est trop mince.

kevinsenn (2236) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
500mL bottle from LCBO. Pours clear orange. Smells of pumpkin and spices. Pumpkin and spice taste as well, with a full body and low carbonation. A very nice pumpkin ale - I highly recommend it.

whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle. Consumed Oct. 4th, bottled Sep. 30. 500ml from the LCBO. Pours a beautiful amber with a disappointingly small white head that quickly dies. Minor lacing.Aroma of malt, spice clove and lots of cinnamon. I’m a big fan of the aroma.Tastes of spice, cinnamon gives it a rather dry taste, it tastes similar to the spices used in pumpkin pie but slightly off. Medium bodied. Overall not the best pumpkin ale. Respectable but won’t buy again. Maybe once a year but nothing more. $3.60/500ml at LCBO

JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2011
Pale amber pour. The nose is fairly sweet and a kittle bit spicy. A touch of clove and cinnamon (more the latter). Softly sweet with a bit of lingering spice. There is a lingering touch of malt sweetness. Pretty nice.

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