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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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85
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BDTyre on 10-31-2008

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Photo of souvenirs
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yay, pumpkin ale time!

This one's lighter in colour than some I've seen. Light copper. Visible carbonation.

Smells lightly of spice and... sugar? There's definitely some sweetness going on.

Taste is nothing special. I'm not picking up a lot of spice or pumpkin. Fairly sweet, with a weird aftertaste I'm not a fan of.

Feel is smooth. Could be more crisp.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a slightly hazed light copper hue, with a tall white spongy head that slowly settles.

Bready malt aroma, with a mild pumpkin spice character. Reminds me of baked goods.

Mild bready malt up front in the flavour, quickly joined by equally mild pumpkin spice, while a more veggie-like character from the pumpkin arises in the middle and becomes most prominent on the finish, along with some mild dry grainy malt. Pumpkin spice arise once again in the aftertaste, however the earthy, veggie notes win out the longest overall.

Medium-light mouthfeel, a bit on the thin side, moderate carbonation.

I really enjoy pumpkin ales, as well as Phillips, however this particular offering falls a bit short on what it is offering. While I'm fine with all elements being fairly mild, the malt, spice and pumpkin don't seem to be in harmony or balance, all simply present in their own right. This isn't a drain pour by any means, still a clean tasting beer with no major flaws, however around this time of year there are other more cohesive and memorable pumpkin beers available. Hell, I'll have an Amnesiac and forget about all this...

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3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. "Remove cap before drinking" - heh, touché. Nice to see so many more seasonal ales this time of year, before the snow starts a' flyin'.

This beer pours a slightly glassy, medium yellowed copper colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly fizzy off-white head, which settles apace, leaving but a low ebbing ring of coral reef lace around the glass.

It smells of bready malt - very bready, actually, kind of that middle ground between raw dough and freshly baked bread - soft fleshy pumpkin, um, mass, and the usual suspect pumpkin pie spices, quite muddled and mildly rendered. The taste is more big bready caramel malt, earthy, vegetal pumpkin meat, a plain toasted graininess, more soft savoury autumnal spices (still not getting any sort of differentiation), and a drying earthy, leafy hoppiness.

The carbonation is present, and low-key in its laid-back frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, with a faint airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt and pumpkin additive lingering, with very little else for company.

While a decent enough pumpkin ale, overall, I suppose, the big bakery and seasonal produce aisle essences verily underwhelm in their attempt to rock the palate. A little more spice, and a little more rounded sweetness, and then I'd consider sitting out all night in a damp patch waiting for another one of these.

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3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden orange, thumb of white head retained respectably
S - clear roasted pumpkin and spice aroma, slightly musty, leafy hint
T - sweet and rich pumpkin with an interesting spice note, grainy malt, a metallic twinge, with a little strange flavour I can't pin down
M - light with decent carbonation, a little thin finishing
O - this one is heavier on the pumpkin flavour than the spices which I always appreciate, a little but of a strange musty veggie type flavour that doesn't quite fit, but still well worth a purchase in the fall

Photo of bobsy
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cracked open on Halloween thanks to my friend Eric.

Bright and clear orange pour with a small off-white head that left some lace spots. Meaty pumpkin aroma is more spice-forward than many. Lots of pumpkin the flavour, but then again there's also more spicing than standard with cinamon and clove being the standouts. Perhaps there's even some ginger and nutmeg... there's certainly a lot of spice in there. Medium-light body makes it quite drinkable.

A little to spiced for my tastes, but still a nice example of the style.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/2" offwhite soapy head that dissipated quickly over light amber liquid with excellent clarity. A bit more translucent and non-orange for what I'm used to with pumpkin beers.

S: Cloves, cinnamon, ginger and malt.

T: Spicy and nutty tasting. Cinnamon, cloves and ginger up front which gives way to a malty and somewhat nutty finish. Not picking up much pumpkin.

M: Medium to thin viscosity medium large bubbled carbonation.

O: Less spice and more pumpkin flavours would have made this a better beer.

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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bottle poured into a mug. Nice label art. A light colored golden amber (think ginger ale) with a notably frothy pillow-like two fingers of white head. Lightly spiced sweet aroma. Nutmeg, ginger root, and allspice dance in and out. Not particularly pungent. Rather delicate. Again recalls gingered soda. Aroma develops nicely as the beer warms.

Taste does not really remind me of pumpkin pie, like so many of this brew's contemporaries. More of a "spice style" than a "pie style" pumpkin ale but quite smooth, drinkable, thin-bodied, and mellow. There's a cinnamon heart note in the background from start to finish. More ginger up front. The malts recall caramel corn and sugar cookies. A deeper gingerbread-like flavor note does develop late. Give this one some time to develop on the palate. The spices take a while to gather steam and meld with the malt sweetness. Very gentle carbonation. Slight grassy tea-like hops. Finish is curiously dry and even a little chalky.

If I have a major concern here its with the mouthfeel. Too thin if the goal is to convey a classic pumpkin ale gestalt although the flavors do save the day to some extent. Ginger and cinnamon > cloves and nutmeg. With a glut of pumpkin ales from Canadian craft brewers every fall, it is good that folks are playing some different riffs.

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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.