Black Creek Pumpkin Ale | Black Creek Historic Brewery

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Black Creek Pumpkin AleBlack Creek Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Creek Historic Brewery
Ontario, Canada
blackcreekbrewery.ca

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bobsy on 11-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
21.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of irishkyle21
1/5  rDev -68.1%

Photo of KellyGaudreau
1.05/5  rDev -66.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of aspect
1.32/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of mintjellie
1.93/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of drinkininthewood
2.31/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

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Photo of mick303
2.38/5  rDev -24%
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.

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Photo of esto
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of FEUO
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Kremlock
2.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of WillAndSarah
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Orionigel
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of heebes
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle.
5% abv

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.

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Photo of liamt07
2.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of DaveBar
3/5  rDev -4.2%

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

Yuk

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Photo of real_human_bean
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of derberts
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of epicd3
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of hunterjames
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of DarkForest
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of RBee
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Mit
3/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Black Creek Pumpkin Ale from Black Creek Historic Brewery
3.13 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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