Ale à la Citrouille – 8.5% – De Edmundston, Nouveau Brunswick.
Pumpkin Ale – 8.5% – From Edmundston, New Brunswick.
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4 = 3.88/5
Clear, slightly veiled, dark amber color with no activity. Light foamy beige 1-2 finger head, lasting around 2 minutes, with light legs but good lace and swirl effect. Flavors of pumpkins, barley, brown sugar, toffee, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal hops. Slick medium body with a light crisp. Medium strength finish, spicy like a red ale but leveled a notch, nice roasted pumpkin and squash feel. Lots of sugars but well balanced from the spices and the leafy hops. Highly fresh and pleasant to drink. Perfect for autumn and halloween. Alcohol feel is hidden and incredibly treacherous. Overall high quality craft.
Pale Ale Simple Malt et Simple Houblon – 4.5% – De Edmundston, Nouveau Brunswick.
SMaSH Pale Ale – 4.5% – From Edmundston, New Brunswick.
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25 = 3.29/5
Hazy golden color with low activity. Soft creamy light beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with average legs but decent swirl reaction. Flavors of caramel, barley, lemon, and cascade hops. Slick and smooth medium body with a moderate crisp, a bit oily. Light strength finish, grainy with soft dry floral hops, slightly vegetal, and some lemony yeast. Highly refreshing and accessible, lager type of strength and feel. Good tenderness and balance. A bit shy with the intensity. Overall decent quality craft.
Dubbel Belge, 6.8%, de Edmundston. (NB Liquor)
Dubbel, 6.8%, from Edmundston, NB.
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4 = 3.99/5
Slightly veiled copper color with low activity. Slightly creamy beige 1 finger head in a goblet, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint legs but good lacing. Flavors of apples, berries, toffee, clove, honey, coriander, Belgian yeast, dark grains and herbal hops. Silky medium to full body with light prickly carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, very fine vinous feel, slightly dry and peppery, soft roast with some brown sugars, light balanced hops, densely malty and fruity. Good freshness and well intensified, though a good crisp is probably missing. Nice flavors with a delicate pleasant tongue feel. I like the complexity and the balance, although it lacks a bit of attenuation. The interpretation is quite decent, makes a nice spring beer, there’s a strong warming alcoholic scent and feel yet in a positive way. Overall very good quality craft.