Black Creek Pumpkin Ale - Black Creek Historic Brewery
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1.3/5 rDev -57.1%
The pour is copper in colour, not alot of head probably less than a finger and very weak lacing. On the nose, there is a smell of wet pumpkin and cinamon, the smell is not as strong as other pumpkin ales I have tasted. The taste, to be quite honest there is not much taste, it tastes very watered down and the pumpkin smell is not even noticeable in the taste, very little carbonation - I cannot taste pumpkin at all. Very watery finish and dry on the mouth.
Not a strong pumpkin ale in my opinion.
09-18-2012 01:15:26 | More by aspect
1.93/5 rDev -36.3%
Murky medium amber body, hazy with lots of small floaties. Two finger head dies fast and doesn't lace. Smells like lemon, pumpkin, and almost imaginary spices. Tart lemon flavour up front with subtle vegetal and spice notes. Thin, watery, and oddly chalky with low carbonation. This is definately off, but it hasn't gained much carbonation from the unintended refermentation in the bottle. Oddly enough, the off aroma and flavour isn't particularly unpleasant - just very inappropriate in a beer of this style. This might be a really bad pumpkin beer, but it's only a mediocre sour. Weird.
11-30-2012 04:20:06 | More by mintjellie
2.29/5 rDev -24.4%
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.
09-02-2013 00:42:04 | More by drinkininthewood
2.31/5 rDev -23.8%
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.
01-17-2013 02:08:36 | More by mick303
2.58/5 rDev -14.9%
A: deep orange colour with hints of toffee colours. For some reason it did not pour any head. When I noticed no head was happening I poured harder and still no head.
S: The pumpkin comes through first then followed by spices: cinnamon and vanilla. Very clean and no cloves are being picked up
T: Taste like a pumpkin pie where someone forgot the cloves and sugar. Taste a little oxidized and stale.
M: Carbonation is very low, feel very thin.
O: Not too impressed at this time. I wonder if there is a problem with this particular bottle of beer. I'll have to try it again and change my review if that is the case. In the mean time this is what I was left with to judge.
10-16-2012 00:12:03 | More by Kremlock
2.88/5 rDev -5%
500 ml bottle.
Pours your coppery orange with a slight reddish hue, very thin head recedes to floating bubbles. Nose is heavy on the spices; sugary, pumpkin mash, but mainly dominated by the spice. Taste is...rather bland. Not big on much pumpkin, lots of spicing in the finish, a bit too much. Peppery and dry mouthfeel, watery body.
Overall a pass for a decent pumpkin beer, too much artificial spicing.
09-12-2012 22:01:03 | More by heebes
2.93/5 rDev -3.3%
Bottle from the LCBO, 500ml into a tulip. Best before January 2014.
Reddish orange, with a finger or two of white head with an ultra-aggressive pour. Light retention and lace. Nose of pumpkin, clove and mild allspice and even a bit of citrus zest. A bit muddled all around, but still identifiable as a pumpkin ale. Taste has some pumpkin flesh, slight spicing, grainy breads/cereals. Light bitterness and some citrus cleaner. Some metallic on the back end. Watery feel, low carbonation. Not a good beer at all really.
10-02-2012 01:43:55 | More by liamt07
3/5 rDev -1%
Unexceptional pumpkin ale. Yes, pumpkin aroma with a nominal amount of spice. A little orange, no retained head. Prickly carbonation, and not much of it. Not offensive but simply not tasty pumpkin nor interesting. Lighter mouthfeel.A little nutmeg and pepper.
11-04-2012 02:08:59 | More by Sammy
3/5 rDev -1%
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.
08-31-2013 20:33:06 | More by IdeaSpeeder
3.05/5 rDev +0.7%
500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 4$
Appearance - Brownish copper colour with a below average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.
Smell - Malts, pumpkin, all spice
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a bit of pumpkin. There is also some clove/allspice and some peppery notes.
Overall - It's a little too thin and it needs some more carbonation. It also doesn't have a whole lot of pumpkin flavour. There are better options for pumpkin beers out there.
09-21-2012 14:08:37 | More by spinrsx
3.08/5 rDev +1.7%
Appearance: It has a nice orange/amber color to it. It has a thin white head that dies down very fast and leaves no lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of light pumpkin, sweet caramelly malts, spices and cinnamon.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some light pumpkin, some spices and sweet caramelly malts. Lot a whole lot going on in this one.
Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a somewhat thin overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas. Expected more from Black Creek.
09-23-2012 23:47:02 | More by SebD
3.15/5 rDev +4%
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.
12-15-2012 04:04:18 | More by andrenaline
3.15/5 rDev +4%
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.
12-26-2012 22:37:57 | More by TerryW
3.15/5 rDev +4%
Amber orange colour, wispy white head, not much in the way of lace. Smell is spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin tart filling and a bit of bready malt are present. Taste is spicy, warm spices, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, a little vanilla and some cracker like biscuit malt as well, only a light bitterness at points as well. Little carbonation and very thin in body, almost like water and I'm not even stretching the truth, caught me off guard a little. Not a favourite I have to be honest, the mouthfeel on this throws off whatever promise this may have shown.
09-25-2012 18:09:07 | More by peensteen
Black Creek Pumpkin Ale from Black Creek Historic Brewery
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