AleRider78 (1333) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017 Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, LCBO. Huge 1L bottle, glad I split it with my wife. Dark murky brown with a thin tan head. Nutmeg, pumpkin in aroma, but also a lot of malt sweetness. Taste - big sweet malt body mixed with some earthy spices and a good dose of alcohol. A decent combination that I took a bit to warm up to. Certainly comes together quite well; I just found that it almost ended up being too "big" to enjoy the flavours, if that makes any sense. Still, this one is a winner, nice to get the chance to try it!
Love these 1L ceramic swing top bottles from these guys! Pours a huge amount of foamy beige head and has a light amber/coppery appearance. Pretty excessive carbonation. Mild aromas of pumpkin spice but much more nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavours are more nutmeg than anything else and also pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and hints of cloves. Pretty smooth and slick, drying mouthfeel. Light warming sensation. Ended up sharing this one. Good stuff. bdleedahl (461) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
Spices are quite strong, but well balanced by the malt. This beer is really good for the style. It's easy drinking for the high alc. Dacrza (994) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2016
DATE: October 14, 2016... OCCASION: after watching LVR defeat Hackettstown, time to warm up... GLASSWARE: Schneider Edel-weisse pokal...dense, dark brown amber body that allows little light through... tough to discern effervescence... head is one-finger, off-white and solid in its consistency... nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and some licorice provide a cornucopia of aromas... the palate is easy-drinking, with some activity up front and a slight warming return... the flavor profile is decidedly cinnamon and nutmeg, with licorice, clove and pumpkin, as advertised... overall, a fine, albeit understated, ale that clocks in at 8%... I like its flavor profile, its balance, and its easy warming feeling... love the fact it comes in a quart bottle with a stopper--not that I will stop until it is finished! tnkw01 (1756) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy, orange in color with a small head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and other pumpkin pie aromas. Taste is rich in flavor, like a pumpkin pie in a bottle. trapped (3225) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 6, 2016
Draught @ Mugs Ale House. Murky reddish brown with very small frothy off-white head, pumpkin aroma with some liquor smell, low carbonation, initially sweet caramel like taste with pumpkin flavor with alcohol undertones, thin body, medium caramel-pumpkin finish. Not bad, kind of a caramelized-pumpkin ale.
Pumpkin87 (248) - - SEP 21, 2016
If you see this beer, buy it.
Pours brown with auburn-orange highlights and a small tan head, which leaves slight lacing.
Big vegetal aroma, squash first followed by sweet potato pie, a calling card much more pronounced than the nose of most "pumpkin" beers. On the palate, that coalesces into a pumpkin pie, with a bit of brown sugar sweetness upfront but unfiltered pumpkin underneath. The expected spices show up in turn, recognizably, and blend into a greater whole.
That spice array contributes some dryness, and at moments is a bit more munchy than smooth. But overall, the spices are well-gauged to offset the sweetness and help produce a balanced taste that is what I, at least, have in mind for a seasonal pumpkin brew.
If you are unfamiliar with this Canadian brewery, it is an originator of craft beer in North America, and it hasn’t lost a step.
While not quite the festive dancer that McAuslan’s St. Ambroise Citrouille remains, this beer is just a half-step behind alongside Schlafly’s Pumpkin Ale and Rumking (whatever it’s called these days) as a pumpkin brew worth seeking out.
Bring me more! rubyroo (146) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Aroma is gingerbread, pumpkin pie, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. The appearance is a Carmel / Amber. Very little head retention and some spotty lacing. Taste is as the aroma would suggest: gingerbread, pumpkin, clove, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, biscuit, blackstrap molasses. Palate is a lot thinner than I would have guessed although I would say it is medium-bodied. Little to no head retention with below average carbonation. Overall, a damn good pumpkin beer. Probably one of the better examples I have tried. The spices are balanced, the alcohol is well hidden and the pumpkin is on point. Recommended. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Sample 1/16/16 (Binnys Downers Grove)-Pours a darker brown with a small head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of the same but a bit weak for an Imperial IMO. This medium bodied brew was not bad. bulldogops (2701) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1317 - On tap @revolutionyeg. Pours a darker brown, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent alcohol, lots of toasted pumpkin seed and cinnamon, caramel malt. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, and a heavy fleshy pumpkin flavour. ABV is a little messy here. AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
1 Liter ($12) this wasn’t as good as i had hoped. still better than most pumkin beers but its not in the top 10 this year.