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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8409) - 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 (2553) - 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 (858) - - 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 (217) - 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 (3121) - 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 (205) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (977) - 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 (287) - 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 (716) - 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 (363) - 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


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