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

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RATINGS: 130   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!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
worldbeertaste (1672) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Smells of nutmeg, pumpkin and hops. Tastes of spices, hops, caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Kind of a pumkiny aftertaste. Medium pale orange with a white head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (899) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Courtesy of Jaghana Couleur légère ambrée trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez d’épices, canelle, rondelles citron orange, anis étoilé (ce qu’on mets dans le vin chaud en alsace). Gout bien épicé, des mêmes épices avec arriière gout de canelle, et petite amertume. Corps un peu leger. Mais ce legume donne des aromes peux courants.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4027) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle 65cl from Jan thanks. A clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on juniper and elderberries. Aroma is on caramel, toasted caramel, floral, juniper, light clove, kind of fig touch. Body is a bit low but this is an interesting bouquet.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 9, 2014
Pours bright orange, very clear with a little head, a very small amount sticks around for a while. Pumpkin pie on the nose. Pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon very present on both nose and flavor. Clove exceedingly present on taste, maybe a slight noble hop finish. Medium malt body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3470) - 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
camoes (152) - 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 (3942) - 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 (226) - 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 (7910) - 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 (2544) - 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.


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