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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Clear orange of color with an off white head. An aroma with malt, caramel, pumpkin, spice and soap. A flavor with spice, sweets, pumpkin and pepper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
titvs (91) - PORTUGAL - MAY 7, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 21A). Bottle 65cl - batch n. ?). AROMA: very pleasant pumpkin aroma combined with spices (clove, nutmeg and cinnamon mainly). no esters or other fermentable by-products noticeable. APPEARANCE: Orange / copper, clear, with moussy of-white average retention head. TASTE: distinctive spice flavours (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). no hop flavours but with a balanced bitterness that lingers towards the end. finishes with a note of cinammon. PALATE: medium body with a velvety palate. moderate to moderate-low carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: a great vegetable and spices balanced ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear, orangey deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, blotchy white head. Pumpkin aroma, some spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet malty, pumpkin note, some spices. some bitter hoppy overtones. Typical pumkin notes, slightly anaemic overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (184) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Scent of pumpkin, cinnamon, honey, and clove. Clear straw colour. Flavour of pumpkin, anise, cloves, and hops. Mild bitterness. Mild body with medium carbonation. A decent seasonal beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7160) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch würzig, fruchtig, Kürbis. Geschmack fruchtig nach Kürbis, Zimtgeschmack, trocken malzig fruchtiger Abgang.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Potent tropical fruit aroma; passion fruit, guava. Clear bronze under a thin, white cover. Moderately bitter flavour of tropical fruit and faint nutmeg. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, almost clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (791) - - OCT 12, 2013
Gold pour, somewhat hazy, small heqd. Lighter pumpkin and and nutmeg aroma. Taste is not overwhelmingly, instead a nice mix of hops, Lighter pumpkin pie flavour, nutmeg, and clove. A very easy drinking pumpkin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (209) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light brown with an off white head. Aroma is pumpkin and subtle spice cloves. Flavour is baked pumpkin pie - excellent. Finish is slightly sweet and spice. Well done pumpkin ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle - 650ml. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a thin off-white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with pumpkin, nutmeg, and spicy hints. Taste is well balanced and is not as spicy as most of the pumpkin beers I had in the past. It carries grassy notes and ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (161) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a quickly dissipating fluffy white head. Subtle aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, cloves and a hint of nutmeg. Kind of a muted flavour; as has been mentioned by others, certainly not a smack-you-about-the-face-with-pumpkin-pie flavour. Light and crisp and moderate carbonation. Pretty solid.


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