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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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (834) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
bottle. Poured clear amber with a thin white head. Pumpkin pie spiced aroma. The mouthfeel is crisp, peppery, but lighter than I expected. Flavours of clove, allspice, banana, kinda reminds of a Belgian whitbier except I enjoyed this alot. Finishes peppery and dry, lingering aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1155) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
(bottle) clear orange with small white head; aroma of pumpkin and spices; balanced mostly dry flavour with long medium bitter finish; nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bero98 (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010 does not count
Beer came in a 650mL bottle. Bottle is dark brown with halloween pumpkin on the front. This is a seasonal beer for Autumn. When poured into a pint glass, Colour is a cloudy amber at a coppery tone. The aroma is of cinnamon, five spice. The taste of pumpkin is mild with strong flavours of spice, cinnamon and hops. Interesting beer that I do recommend you try.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2010
A - Spicy with an emphasis on the cinnamon A - Golden and clear with little to no head T - Dry, almost sour beginning with a bitter, alcohol finish P - Watery with light carbonation O - It makes me think of valentines day and cinnamon hearts

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (470) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden-orange pour. Mild malt and hops, with spices and nutmeg that ultimately define the beer. Nothing too extraordinary, but does it’s job fairly well, a nice casual beer. Worked nicely on Thanksgiving too!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2286) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
650 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a very slightly cloudy orange-gold with modest-sized white head. Aroma has lots of spice, especially nutmeg and allspice, and pumpkin. Taste is similarly full of spices, with a nice pumpkin presence and a little bitterness in the finish. A solid pumpkin beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Disappointed I was expecting this to be a great beer, from a nice brewery, Not likely to buy this again

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pchiodo (27) - Barrie, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Awsome. It has a wonderful balance of sugar and spice and everything nice. It is perhaps their best beer after my Bitter Wife. good job boys!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (2934) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle. Pale orange pour with thin white head. Good spicy aroma, cloves, cinnamon and definite pumpkin aromas. Taste is rather mild, still some candycane, spice and a very earthy kind of bitter finale. Watery mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2259) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Dark amber colour with off white head. Aroma is clove and cinnamon. Taste again is heavy cinnamon, clove and spice. Not a bad seasonal.


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