The Lost Pumpkin Patch Ale – Canuck Empire Brewing (Aldergrove, BC, Canada)

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The Lost Pumpkin Patch – Canuck Empire Brewing, 6.0% ABV, 650ml., (Aldergrove, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*, seasonal)

printed on the front-right label:

“The Lost Pumpkin Patch Ale is autumn in a bottle. The beer looks like the leaves after they have changed colour. An aroma of cinnamon, ginger and all spice wafts in to the air and blends with pumpkin and maple syrup on your palate. Delicious.”

Ingredients: Water, Malts: (2-Row, Munich 30, Aromatic, Caramel 60, & Wheat), Pumpkin Puree, Maple Syrup, Hops: (Magnum & Perle), Spices: (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, & All Spice), Yeast.

  • Style: (Pumpkin, spices) Spiced Ale
  • Taste: Toffee malt ginger dry cinnamon/pumpkin spices half-bodied
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn, N. Bby
  • How much: $6.30 (after 10% off) – 650ml., October 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: 50/50, better out there

Visual: Pours translucent orange brown with a smallish dissipating head, suspended micro sediment, thin hazy layer of retention, lots of steady tight streams.

Nose: mild funk, maple, mixed pumpkin spices. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: slick-creamy, brown sugar

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) bursting toasted toffee malts, pumpkin body background, ginger dryness

Finish: cinnamon exhale, soft bitter hops mixed with malty sweetness.

Summary: The entry is a bit flat but the flavour and roundness picks up in the mids to finish. Decent enough though not that impressionable. Flavour is good but lacking in texture/mouthfeel and fullness.