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Great Lakes Brewing Pumpkin Ale

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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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In our pursuit to bring you the most flavourful and unique beers possible, we are proud to release this tasty autumn ale. Handcrafted with an assortment of specialty malts and hops, we added a generous amount of pumpkin directly into the brew. Combine this with hints of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice, and you’ve got a beer that you won’t soon forget. Rich, satisfying and slightly spicy, our seasonal ale goes perfectly with your favourite dessert or traditional feast. But like fall, Pumpkin Ale comes but once a year!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (7273) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought big cinnamon, clove, ginger into some slight vegetal notes, touch of caramel, toffee into a bit of slight bready notes. Taste is a mix of slight orange into big caramel, toffee, lots of spice and cinnamon, slight vegetal and earthy pumpkin note, finishing sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée à la LCBO (Cornwall, ONT) au coût de 4,75$. Arôme: Légère odeur de citrouille et de clous de girofle. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de canelle et de clous de girofle avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement épicé. (Rating #6131)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
javiercrasher (209) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2014
De color anaranjado, nublada, con una capa de espuma blanca jabonosa de medina retención. En nariz agradable aroma especiado: nuez moscada, clavo y canela dice la botella. Cuerpo medio, oleosa y de carbonatación media. En boca dulce, supongo que la calabaza. De las mejores pumpkin ales que he probado.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1625) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2014
Cervesa amb un lleuger aroma dolç, en boca ressalta més el dolç però no es fa empalagós. Cerveza con un ligero aroma dulce, en boca resalta mas el dulce pero no se hace empalagoso.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1427) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a clear orangish amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cereal. The taste is a bit light as its mostly toast and pumpkin with light amounts of spices overall Stull a nice drinking pumpkin beer that could use just a bit more body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1133) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a partially hazy gold with a small white head that lasts. Aroma is all spice, cloves, pumpkin/vegetable notes, and overall just nicely balanced spice. Flavour is spicy, all spice, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin pie filling, mildly bitter and a decent balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (455) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 26, 2014
Tasted from the bottle on the 25/10/2014. Clear orange amber colour with medium white head. Intense spicy and herby aroma with black pepper that dissapears on time. Taste is cinnamon, wheat, pepper and pumpkin. Medium sugar on the beer. Pumpkin on the aftertaste too. Next one please!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (227) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
650 ml bottle from canada. Pours golden orange with little head. Fruity aroma with spicy taste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregorymconway (206) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Clear amber body with a medium sized foamy white head. Notes of banana, clove, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin and nutmeg are present, nice and complex, maybe some subtle ginger. Oily thin texture, some sweetness with a noticable hop character. Soft cabonation with pumpkin based finish with lingers for a little bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (305) - - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Pours a clear light copper, with a fair amount of carbonation. Moderate head settling down quickly, leaving medium lacing. On the nose it is cloves, nutmeg, a bit of banana esters, and black pepper. Medium mouth feel. Tastes are cinnamon, nutmeg, some wheat beer characteristics, bananas, general spice box, and surprisingly very little true pumpkin taste. Overall it tastes more like a wheat beer meets a peppery saison, than it does a pumpkin ale, but it is certainly an enjoyable beverage.


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