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Black Creek Pumpkin Ale - Black Creek Historic Brewery

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Black Creek Pumpkin AleBlack Creek Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
73
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Creek Historic Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 11-02-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Jotora, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

CRObighit2, Sep 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Orionigel, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of derberts
3/5  rDev -2.3%

derberts, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Mit
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a dark amber colour with a quickly dissipating head.

Smells clearly of pumpkin spice....sweet but not a cloying smell.

The pumpkin spice takes a back seat opening to a nice malty backbone. Not too sweet....very palatable.

Mouthfeel is nice....not too thick or thin.

Overall a very nice offering. I would buy this again.

Mit, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

Pmicdee, Sep 09, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev +6.8%

MJ63, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4.05/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper orange with tons of white floating particles within. 2 fingers of creamy off white head, medium low carbonation of large fast rising bubbles.

S: Pumpkin pie spices all the way. Roasted pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, a candied quality, really pie forward.

T: Pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon, little pumpkin quality, light dull bitterness lingers in the finish that is typical to Black Creek Brewery. Not sweet, but dry and bitter.

M: Medium chewy body, medium high carbonation, dry bitter finish.

O: Drove 30 minutes to Cannington from Uxbridge today, June 3rd, 2014 to get this brew as there are only 3 places left at this time that sill have this beer in stock. I had to ask the lady to find it after looking around the beer room. I really like this one. No sweetness, all dry, worth a try.

patre_tim, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

epicd3, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

deonreds, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

WillAndSarah, Oct 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

DannyBaldoni, Oct 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.9%

ThinkAgain, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

DarkForest, Sep 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

esto, Sep 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.4%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of drinkininthewood
2.29/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Served from a 500ml bottle into a Guinness Glass, $3.95 at the LCBO . No dates.

A- Hazy bronze color. ZERO head. A thin line of cream formed during the pour and diminished instantly.

S- As expected the aromas is of pumpkin and spices ( Cinnamon/ nutmeg ) a touch of vanilla and some malt sweetness. Pretty much smells like Pumpkin pie fresh out of the oven.

T- Not impressed. There is flavors of pumpkin and a touch of nice spices but i found there to be a sort of sourness to the beer and there really is little to no malt presence. I found the brew to be all over the place in terms of balance. Not good for a Pumpkin ale.

M- The mouth feel kills this beer. Watery, hollow, no carbonation barely.

D- Drinkability is poor mainly because of the mouthfeel and off flavors .

Overall I am a huge fan of Pumpkin Ales and have tried many, unfortunately this was a big letdown. The appearance was fairly unattractive and the mouthfeel was really below what i would expect that of a pumpkin ale to be. Sorry but i just cant recommend this.

drinkininthewood, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 500ml bottle poured into a small pint glass

Appearance - Pours a very pretty orange colour. The beer is unfiltered and very cloudy but pours with next to no head...and not for lack of trying.

Smell - Pumpkin and spice...probably nutmeg and cinnamon. Also getting some vanilla...all standard fare for pumpkin ale. Smells great!

Taste - Pumpkin and spices here as well, same as the nose. Vanilla is present as well. There's also a surprising amount of hop bitterness which I wasn't expecting at all.

Mouthfeel - Now I'm not sure if this is a bad bottle or its suppose to be this under-carbonated. But there's seriously next to no carbonation here at all. Combine this with the extremely light body this is like a hop skip and a jump away from a glass of water. Disappointing finish to an otherwise decent pint.

IdeaSpeeder, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

DaPan, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of mick303
2.31/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured a really quick dissappearing head, no lace, looks like cloudy apple cider in a glass, dull brown and cloudy. Some small trace of carbonation. Looks = unappealing.

Smell has a big hit of pumpkin puree upfront. Also seems to have a strong cooked apple presence, with maybe a slight prickle of biterness. A hint of roastiness but not much malt body.

Taste is bad. I may not finish this. Mouthfeel is very watery, no carbonation or bite, tastes like basement-fermented apple juice with pumpkin thrown in. Spice is pretty non-existant, mostly just cold pumpkin-water. No malt presence, some sour pumpkin notes. Really light and watery, finish has some dry pumpkin and apple notes, not very dry really on the wet side.

Pretty unimpressed by this. Hoping maybe this is a bad batch, but I won't rush out to try another. Its only just tolerable, but really unbalanced, flavour swings all over the place and never in the direction of 'satisfying' or 'this is really good beer'. Tastes watery and lacklustre. Avoid it.

mick303, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

bigox420, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of TerryW
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear copper orange under a moderate head that settles to a heavy film and leaves steady spotty lace. Looks decent enough.

Lots of pumpkin and a gentle dose of spice on the nose. A touch of sweetness. Appetizing enough. Not overpowering spiciness like too many pumpkin ales.

Thin bodied with some sweetness up front and a slightly bitter finish. No big flavours, gentle like the aroma. Easy drinking ale, but not really interesting.

TerryW, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes...

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a copper hue, thin layer of head with little retention or lacing.

S - Spiced pumpkin pie with sweet cinnamon, cloves, all-spice and earthy gourds.

T - The flavours are slightly mild, with the spices dominating alongside a solid caramel malt backbone. Sweet cinnamon and cloves with vanilla undertones and earthy pumpkin.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and finishes wet.

O - A tasty brew, but a tad mild. Worth a try but by no means mind blowing.

andrenaline, Dec 15, 2012
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Black Creek Pumpkin Ale from Black Creek Historic Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.