paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary in October 2011. Pours orange. The Lager glass retains a 1 finger head, the tumbler glass retains a film. Aromas of herbs and spices. Some soap and doughy yeast. Taste is soapy with subtle pumpkin. Plenty of yeast on the aftertaste. Thin bodied. DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
Botlle, shared with Parksy and Gripp in a pumpkin beer taste-off. This poured more gold than orange with a medium white head. Low aromatics for a pumpkin brew, not very assertive in the spice territory, more caramel than anything, and a little sweaty. Muted pumpkin and caramel and grain, very little in the way of spice. Actually not very appealing. goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
Very disappointing, the pour is copper orange with a small white head, as soon as I nosed this beer I knew something was not right. A displeasing aroma of Band-Aid, Vegetable & an out of place spice. Very light body, the pumpkin flavor seemed artificial, autumn is all about rich colors and rich flavors and unfortunately this beer doesn’t deliver. It’s missing something, of all the Pumpkin beers available in Alberta this one was by far my least favorite. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle at home, out of my Maudite glass. Pours clear orange, 1-finger white head, short-lived, no real lacing to speak of. Nose is bright pumpkin, nice fruit and caramel notes, some lovely lifted clove/cardamom notes, and a hint of new leather. Flavours are medium-bodied, spicy and with plenty of pumpkin. Very bright in the mouth, fresh and spicy, and not at all cloying. I really rather dislike Pumpkin Beer in general, and while I’m ambivalent to this one, I will admit it’s rather well done. Good show Phillips! Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
Pours light brown with almost no head . Strong pumpkin aroma and mild spices. Light and malty tastes like ginger bread and pumpkin pie. Not bad.
pintbypint (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
650ml brown bottle. copper orange colour with faint haze. Off white head thatt fades to a ring on the surface, scant spots of lace in the glass. Spicey nose - cloves and nutmeg, cinnamon, some fruitiness. Taste has some nutty notes, caramel malt, light herbal hop notes. Malty finish, toasty with a bit of herbal bitterness. High carbonation, medium bodied. Not bad, happy halloween. patricks110 (2659) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
A light golden amber body with a thick foamy finger of yellowish beige head that leaves some spotty lacing. The nose is grainy with some grassy hops and a huge boiled vegetable odor. A light pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice with a light biscuit malt. The taste is sweet and grainy in the middle with a pumpkin and spice filled finish including light hops and an astringent spice aftertaste. tastes a bit like sweat and funky moldly pumpkin. The body is medim with a slick mouthfeel and an astringent spice mouthfeel. Overall, this is a huge disappointment for a Phillips brew. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with a decent head and a bit of lace. Aroma is equal parts squash and spice. Flavour seems more green vegetable than pumpkin with a light spice. Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Clear light copper with a tan disappearing head. Nice pumpkin flavor and nose, lightly spiced, nice pumpkin finish. A lighter version from this years pumpkin crop (8 so far) but definately one of my favorites! LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
2012: Basically the same as 2011, prehaps a bit lighter bodied. reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
650ml bottle pours a nice golden color with a small white head and a few spots of lace. Aroma is of some spices. Taste is light sweetness and a mild hoppy bitter finish. Not the greatest of pumpkin beers, as body is a little light.