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 Beer

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

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of IPAnicked
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
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 schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4 ratings