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Knucklehead Pumpkin Ale | Cannery Brewing Company

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Knucklehead Pumpkin AleKnucklehead Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nothing says fall better than this gnarly, spiced-up brown ale. We added 250 pounds of roasted knucklehead pumpkin along with traditional fall spices to this seasonal ale. Not your average knucklehead's ale!

20 IBU

Added by biboergosum on 10-27-2013

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Photo of LampertLand
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cannery Brewing 'Knucklehead Pumpkin Ale' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

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

S-cooked pumpkins , more veggie than pumpkin pie

T-again cooked pumpkins , plus a little sweetness , very little , dryness quick to follow on the swallow

MF-ok/good carbonation , medium body

Ov-ok beer , decent enough slightly dark pumpkin ale

prost LampertLand

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Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, one of the later pumpkin ales to make it to market as this particular season starts to get a bit long in the tooth. Also, one of the more amateur examples that I've seen this year of pumpkin caricatures depicted on the label.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of tightly foamy and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some cannonball splash aftereffect lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of spicy ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, a hearty vegetal gourd fleshiness, some bready, somewhat pie crust adjacent toasted caramel malt, and tame earthy and leafy hops. The taste is a sort of flip-flop of the aroma - big, stringy pumpkin mush, more bready caramel malt, a touch of toffee, a generally subdued nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon spiciness, and rather innocuous earthy and weedy hops.

The bubbles are pretty understated, and hardly detectable at times, the body a pleasantly hefty medium weight, and actually quite smooth, with an undeniable dessert-worthy creaminess. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, the near-fruity pumpkin and caramel malt outlasting the remains of the seasonal spice day.

Definitely more of my kind of a pumpkin ale - spiced, sure, but not at the expense of a heady, robust early October pie goodness quotient. This one, while not the most complex of its ilk, still fulfills my requirements nicely, and at a reasonable next door provincial neighbour price. That said, is this month/season almost over yet? #pumpkinbeerfatigue

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Knucklehead Pumpkin Ale from Cannery Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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