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Black Creek Pumpkin Ale - Black Creek Historic Brewery

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: bobsy on 11-02-2009)
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

hunterjames, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

coffee84, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Purchased at the LCBO for around $4.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 3- Opened weak. Poured no head at all. Dark amber

S- 2.75- Just crap. WAY too much cinnamon and spice

T- 2.75- Pretty bad here. Almost cough syrup backbone. Overload of cinnamon and spice

M- 2.75- Very weak and watery.

O- 2.82- And this is a GIFT score. Will never try again

Food Pairing

Didn't try anything with this bad beer


DaveBar, Oct 06, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +23.9%

Shabster, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

real_human_bean, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

GoHabsGo, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Jotora, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

CRObighit2, Sep 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Orionigel, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

derberts, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Mit
3/5  rDev -3.2%

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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4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Pmicdee, Sep 09, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev +5.8%

MJ63, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4.05/5  rDev +30.6%
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 -3.2%

epicd3, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

deonreds, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

WillAndSarah, Oct 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

DannyBaldoni, Oct 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

ThinkAgain, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

DarkForest, Sep 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

esto, Sep 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of drinkininthewood
2.29/5  rDev -26.1%
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
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3/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Black Creek Pumpkin Ale from Black Creek Historic Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.