Pumpkin Ale by Black Creek

Black Creek Pumkin Ale front label

Black Creek Pumkin Ale front label

Name: Pumpkin Ale
Brewery: Black Creek
Style: Flavoured Ale
ABV: 5.0%
Origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cost: $3.95 per bottle

Appearance 2/5

Pours a clear light brown with very thin, nearly absent, tan head.

Black Creek Pumkin Ale poured

Black Creek Pumpkin Ale poured

Aroma 5/5

Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with a touch of vanilla. There are some malty notes. Very reminiscent of fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Palate 2/5

Very weak, watery mouth feel. This beer has very little carbonation.

Flavor 4/5

This beer tastes of light spices, cinnamon, cloves, sweet pumpkin, medium bitterness.

Black Creek Pumkin Ale back label

Black Creek Pumpkin Ale back label

Overall 13/20

Brewed in Toronto at Black Creek, Pumpkin Ale is supposed to represent a traditional ale. It makes me feel a little bad for the folks that were in Ontario 150 years ago, because they would have drunk tasty but weak beer. This Pumpkin Ale smells great, tastes like pumpkin ale should, but it feels a little watery and is brown instead of the orange I’d expect from a pumpkin beer.

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