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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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
On tap at Stout Irish Pub. Slight pumpkin aromas and flavours. Not as pumpkiny as it could be.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Blonde-ambrée, un généreux col mousseux la surmonte, tout en décorant le verre d’une dentelle tenace. Comme la description le suggère, oui, au nez c’est épicé, j’y perçois de la cannelle, de la muscade et du clou de girofle, parsemé d’arômes sucrés. C’est étrange en bouche. Ça goûte un genre de ragoût. Il y a, c’est certain, des saveurs de légumes, mais aussi d’épices, mais pas les mêmes que dans les odeurs. Quelque chose qui me rappelle les "chips barbecue" C’est la courge que je goûte plus que la citrouille. Même si c’est plutôt hors norme, c’est buvable. (400-151012)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bomber from the lcbo in Niagara on the Lake, America’s Hat. Pours a golden amber caped by a silkey off white head with maximum amount or retention. Gobs of bubbling carbonation gives it staying power. Nose has an inviting mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste is a powerful dose of cinnamon upfront followed by nutmeg. The bottles claims are "generous amount of pumpkin." I just don’t see any pumpkin at all. Sweetness comes in afterward from pale and caramel malt. Medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (149) - - OCT 5, 2012
650mL bottle from LCBO. Pours with a minimal head. Aroma of nutmeg. Palate is pumpkin and spices. Long bitter finish. Not a bad pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. Almost clear, pale orange with a short-lasting white head. Smell is pumpkin, ginger, cloves. Taste is pumpkin at first, followed by herbal hops, spices, cloves. Lots of ginger flavor ensues. Pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Had a free sample of this at the lcbo. Smells spicy, nutmeg and all spice the promo girl mentioned. The beer pour orange with some foam. Pretty high carbonation. There’s some really bitter nutmeg finish here that may be a bit overdone, but its a bit of a variation from all these pumpkin beers showing up. That being said i didn’t buy a bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear orange with a but of puffy white head that dissipates slowly. Smell is pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and some other spices I can’t quite pick out. Palate is medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Taste is a bit bland, there’s not much at first, but then you get some bitterness and a bit of spice, which fades away into a lingering slightly bitter aftertaste. Not the best pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1597) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Really liked this. Pours a dull....er...pumpkin colour. Smells like cloves and nutmeg. Pumpkin pie too. Sweet pumpkin pie flavours. Piney bitter finish. Lingering warm spices. What a nice brew.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bunget (498) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
650ml bottle. Clear orange body, big fluffy head, medium retention and sporadic lacing. Spicy sweet nose, coriander, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, pumpkin. Taste is soft and sweet upfront, with a strong hop bitterness and dryness that kicks in later, good dose of hops, and no pumpkin. A little worse than you would expect from the aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
I was more impressed with St. Ambroise’s take on the pumpkin ale, but if you are a fan of the style this one shouldn’t let you down. It’s easy to drink and not as ’spicy’ as I expected it, but it’s easily recognizable as an autumn pumpkin brew.


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