UXO (1896) - CANADA - NOV 12, 2016 gramity (1706) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Craft Beer Market in Calgary. Fairly small sample from the beer flight. Had a small white head and the aroma was a touch sweet with some pumpkin and cinnamon. The taste, surprisingly, was fairly low in pumpkin with a solid malt backbone. I’d like to try it again but a full glass.
Appearance: clear medium amber with one finger of fluffy ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet pumpkin pie, floral, grassy. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, low bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet malty and spicy finish. (3/5)
Yes, I know, another pumpkin beer. You take what you can get up here in the frozen north, OK? And supporting the local guys is important to me. On to the beer! I’ve had worse pumpkin beers, and I’ve had better. This isn’t subtle, by any means, and plays more as canned pumpkin pie filling than real pumpkin. Too sweet for my preference, but that’s offset somewhat by the emphatic spices. I’m intrigued by the suggestion that this gets served with whipped cream and nutmeg, and I think I’d enjoy trying that - but as it stands, it’s not very exciting. (12/20) markas101 (2530) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Grizzly Paw Brewery, Canmore, AB, Canada. Deep gold, floral aroma, cut stems. Green veg flavour. Sharp finish. reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution’s Edmonton location pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some thick foamy lacing on the glass. Aroma is pumpkin with caramel and hints of pumpkin pie spices. Taste is pumpkin with caramel malty sweetness and a grassy hop bitterness with some of the spices. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. pintbypint (3927) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
On tap at brewpub. Was expecting a dark beer, but it was golden with a minimal head. Had the expected pumpkin pie spice notes with some pumpkin fruit showing as well. Flavour was sweet with caramel malt, nutmeg and sweet pumpkin. Some grains in the aftertaste.
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
Served on tap at Hop In Brew. Called the brewery for more information and was told that in the "Big City" they call it a pumpkin pie in a glass and serve it with a shot of 7-Up for sweetness, a dollop of whip cream and sprinkle of nutmeg. This was not done with the pint I had. No head. Aroma of pumpkin and cinnamon. Flavour was at first a shock. After that the malt held up. Flavour was similar to the aroma but with a strong hint of peppermint in the finish.