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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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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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Hazy deep golden pour with an average off-white head that leaves a little lace. Hmm...less pumpkin pie in the face than others of the style. Has a more gingerbread with pumpkin nose. Quite the same on the palate. Surprisingly drinkable for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (242) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange colour, with a thin white head. Aroma notes include cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and pumpkin pie. Tasting notes include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and crisp carbonation. Delicious beer, and excellent execution.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (517) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Pours a translucent light copper with a one finger off-white head that fades to a film. Aroma is of pumpkin pie. Pumpkin, sugar, and cinnamon. Taste is a touch bitter with a slight spiced finish. Medium body and with a low to medium, bubbly carbonation. Clean mouth feel. Not overly sugary or overdone. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (315) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
2013/09/09 - Pours a translucent, burnt orange colour with a frothy, off white head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is caramel, corn, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and pumpkin. Taste is caramel malts up front with a pumpkin spiced, slightly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with medium carbonation and a drying finish. An ok pumpkin. Nothing exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
650 mL bottle. Pours a light orange with a frothy head. Aroma is mostly nutmeg and pumpkin. Dry and light bodied with medium high carbonation. Seemingly thin with alternating vegetable and spice notes with a rather hoppy finish. Not bad, but not to my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
pours unclear golden with a nice white head, decent retention and lacing. fruity and almost belgian fruity malts, tender, ripened and juicy gourds and squashes, some oranges, light pine notes, nice blend of spices - carefully selected and thankfully shy, hint of sweetness. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body - oily, nice citrusy, lightly piney finish. probably the most balanced pumpkin ale i’ve tasted so far. enjoyed it - surprisingly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 600ml, robe ambrée orangée, arôme d’épice, goût de cannelle, de citrouille et de clou de girofle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a clear orange color with a medium off white head. Aroma has seasonal spices. Flavor has nice layers of spice, doughy malt...graham, and pumpkin...well done! Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is spicy and bitters slightly. Nice pumpkin beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Aroma is of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and corn (??). The taste is slightly malty, with some squash, a moderate hop finish and thin body. The balance is toward the hops and not really my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1481) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Bouteille 750 ml. 5.5%. Couleur ambrée assez pâle, mousse blanche. Arôme de gingembre et épices. En bouche, malt, épices mais moins que certaines bières la citrouille. Muscade, un peu de cannelle. Finale malt et fin d’épices. Bel équilibre.


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