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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Draught at Volo, Toronto
Nice amber color; small head. Very light cinnamon aroma; some aroma of cookies or baked goods. Lean mouthfeel; there is a light biscuity malt flavor, roasted pumpkin seeds, and delicate cinnamon.
Interesting, far better than the average Pumpkin Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14148) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft - Sweet Christmas spices. Clear gold with a rich white head. Spice is very much held in check. Pale malts come through and a pleasant sweetness. Smell is deceptively strong, but overall well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13412) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. Caramel malt aroma melds with light pumpkin spices. In mouth, a good crisp malt with a good balance of pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg. Medium bodied. On tap at Wellington Gastropub, 6.30$ pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
A malty-spicy aroma. A slightly brown appearance with lace and decent head. High carbonation. Sourish taste that barely let out the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ gmellison. Golden yellow appearance with a light head. Caramel, pumpkin, spice nose. Light sweetness. Dull vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon flavor. Some caramel and pumpkin. Drinks fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 2009-10-01. No notes. Much more mildly spiced than I remember the sample at Cask Days being, but I may be confusing it with something else since I dont have notes below for that. Pleasantly quaffable, I look forward to more of this. Cask at Cest What

2007-10-XX. Draught at Cest What. Pint and a sampler. Orangey body with a smallish head, big fruity aroma like sweet orange with a hint of pumpkin. Sweet bready malt underlies a surprisingly bitter flavour. Modest ambiguous spice in the flavour - just a bit more noticeable in a second glass. Smooth average palate is lightly carbonated (3+). Very lovely and quaffable, but a touch less assertive in the pumpkin and spice department than I had hoped. Went back for more later. 8/3/7/3+/16-17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottled, shared with TylerDurden, bottled on Oct. 9 2014. Pale orange-gold, hazy, with a very lively off white head. The nose has big pumpkin and spices, a little bready, but notably devoid of darker elements (no brown sugar, no molasses etc). The palate opens with reedy thin malts, pumpkin, lighter spices than in the aroma. This edges toward sour in an odd way. Quite gassy. After the aroma this failed to impress me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
On Tap at Cest What, Toronto 14/11/2010 Spicy aroma. Amber coloured smooth on the palate hoppy and spicy pumpkin flavour with a hint of dryness in a malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 [711-20070928] Tap @ Cest What 2007 FOSB (Toronto, ON). Very faint at first, aroma has light nutmeg or similar spice and spicy bits of fruit or pumpkin later. Clear, orange brown body with a quick bubbly white head. Allspice nutmeg throughout, mildly fruity flavour has a very nice light ginger aftertaste. Medium body. Well-blended. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5

[2514B-20091002] Cask. Wonderful allspice pumpkin pie crust aroma. Clear, medium orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Floral allspice toasted pumpkin pie crust flavour. Medium body. Wow, great quality, couldnt take a pint but awesome to try. (8/4/8/3/16) 3.9
(21st FFOCB @ Cest What; Toronto, ON)

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