SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 4, 2010
12oz bottle. even though it’s the beginning of spring i decided to pay homage one last time to the winter that was. clear reddish/orange under a medium sized white head. floral, cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course pumpkin in aroma. not the flavor-full beer the aroma suggests. not cloyingly sweet. flavors of apples, cinnamon, a faint pumpkin and nutmeg. gelatinous body and light. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle: Rusty copper pour with good clarity and an off white film of head. Sweet aroma- some mild vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and evident clove. Slick light body. Sweet with lots of vanilla and sugary maltose. Some spice is there but it’s not enough to dry it out or balance it. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle shared by wickedpete on 4/5/09: Pours a transparent bright copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with some cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Starts with average fullness and doughy sweet pumpkin and toffee flavor with some nise anise and cinnamon balance before a drier toasty finish. An enjoyable pumpkin beer. jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours deep copper in colour, decent, aromatic head. Aroma and taste are pretty big, very sweet, like candy, and tonnes of pumpkin spices. Good pumkin ale!
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
341mL bottle from matt7215, thanks Matt. I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while but since the LCBO completely sucks at everything ever, it’s only ever shown up for 5 minutes in my area following its release. Anyways, pours a dark amber with a quickly dissipating beige head. The aroma is very spice-forward, dry cinnamon and cardamon, ginger, clove big time, sweet chrystal malts. Flavour is dominated by the same spices, huge clove presence and some okay sweet malts in the finish to almost make your palate feel less dry. Mouth-feel is kind of uncomfortably dry. Some fruity elements too that I haven’t come across before in a pumpkin ale, melons, and some straight up roasted pumpkin. Somehow the whole picture isn’t as good as those individual elements though as I find myself less impressed than I’ve been with other pumkin ales. Maybe it has to be October to truly appreciate the style but whatever. This is also my 300th Canadian beer rating so I guess that’s kind of cool.
Frothmeister (797) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours a clear, red brown colour. Small off white head that diminished quickly. Aromas of honey, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon chewing gum. The taste is baking spices, a little bread, minimal sweetness with a touch of bitter. beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours with a small, quickly fading head. Clear beer with no sign of bottle conditioning. Color is orange, amber brown. Frankly, I don’t know why I keep buying these types of pumpkin brews. The aroma is overwhelming pumpkin spices with some cookie dough that seems to be coming off of the spices and not the malt. Flavor is similar, there is almost no beer, just spices. I used to think this was cool but then everybody does the same thing and it gets boring and I want beer and not just spices, and I’m bored.
markas101 (2450) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2009
12oz bottle in an Otter Creek pint glass.
33 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Deep orange amber colour, thin tight head. Pronounced caramel and nutmeg aroma, sweet and medium bodied. No overarching sickly sweetness, with a relatively normal spiced finish. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a thin off white head, that dissipates to nothing quickly. Spicy cinnamon notes, spicy with hints of ginger and a light pumpkin tone. Light ginger bite, with some allspice notes. I like it even though it finishes a bit like anise, and thin. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-some spice-nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, earthy. Taste is sweet medium malt-some spice-nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, earthy. Soft carbonation.