Pumpkin Ale
Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery

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Pumpkin Beer
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4.01 | pDev: 7.73%
Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
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Reviews by canucklehead:
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3.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To be fair to this beer the samples both myself and BD Tyre tried were probably brewed in September 2007. The best before date is still July 2008 though so review on:

A dark brown colour with red tinges this beer has the proper all spice nose. Where things don't quite come together is the finish which falls off abruptly. (I need to try it fresh this fall). The Coke taste is there for sure but with the right food this is an OK Pumpkin beer.

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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good beer from Swans/Buckerfields. Not sure if this is a seasonal, once off or what...its not even on their website!

Dark copper with a light, foamy heady of off-white. Pale malt, spices and light hops. As it has warmed, there is an odd smell that reminds me of the Coca-Cola syrup the sometimes use in restaurants.

Slightly sweet, spicy taste with notes of toffee, malt and fruit. Again, the Coca-Cola syrup taste is quite present and this is somewhat distracting.

Good carbonation, and nice to drink. The flavour needs a bit of tweaking - this isn't as rich as some pumpkin ales I've had, but its still enjoyable.

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Photo of Hornet2003
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Drinking this on American Thanksgiving evening. Happy Thanksgiving you Yanks!!! 650mL bottle purchased at Brewery Creek for about $6.00.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber colour with no head.

Smell: Cinnamon, pumpkin, and lots of nutmeg. Oh wow this is a great spicy smelling beer.

Taste: Nice light fruitiness from the pumpkin and great smooth spiciness from the various spices. I'm really digging the pumpkin pie flavours in this beer. Probably my new benchmark for pumpkin brews. This is the closest to drinking pumpkin pie as I've ever experienced.

Mouthfeel: Light feel but the carbonation is a little too low. I would prefer a little more prickliness.

Drinkability: Oh I could see myself drinking lots of this beer. If I was fortunate enough to live in Victoria, I'd drink a lot of this. The lightness, coupled with the beautiful spiciness is really amazing.

Overall: Apart from the relative lack of carbonation, I'm extremely impressed with this effort from Swan's/Buckerfields. They put out great year-round brews and have now proven they can compete with seasonal brews. Highly recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of LampertLand
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Swan's Brewpub 'Pumpkin Ale' @ 5.0% , served on tap , sampled on Growler purchased for $13 & the 650 ml bottle's purchased for $5.50

A-pour is a light orange from the growler/bottle to a burnt orange in the glass with a small off white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-great mix of sweet pumpkin pie spices , nutmeg & cinnamon really stand out

T-sweet tasting pumokin pie in a glass , slight bitterness on the swallow

MF-Growler big carbonation , Bottle mild carbonation , both decent medium body

Ov-still my favourite local Pumpkin Ale , even better fresh , just hard to find as it's still in limited release

prost LampertLand

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at the Silva Bay Liquor Store on Gabriola Island

A: amber, clear, thin head
S: pumpkin pie spice
T: cinnamon, ginger, happy bitterness. Quite nice.
F: smooth.

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Pumpkin Ale from Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 8 ratings