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

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RATINGS: 114   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 youíve got a beer that you wonít 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011

Bottle 650ml.

[ As Great Lakes Brewing Project X Pumpkin Ale (orange foil) ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pumpkin, soap, coriander, pumpkin spices. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long long duration, coriander, pumpkin spices, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Enjoyit. Comes as "Great Lakes Project X Pumpkin Ale" at 5.5% ABV. Pours an almost clear deep golden with a frothy off-white head. Very sweet pumpkin spice in the nose. Medium body, very dry and astringent with some mild pumpkin spices. Ends very dry. 290111

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours unclear amber with a large frothy white head and lacings. Nose is spicy. Cinnamon and pumpkin. Medium bodied. Spicy and one dimensional. Pepper and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12695) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle, 65cl, courtesy of Enjoyit. A more or less clear one, dark golden to amber in color, and with a dense, beige head leaving lacings. Spiced nose with some sweet, malty fruityness. Nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. The flavor has the same spice mixture, as well as malty sweetness and a generic fruityness. Spiced finish with citrus fruityness, and sweetness. Too spiced for my likings. 110129

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
A dark golden ale with a thin off white head. A sweet caramel and nutmeg aroma, pumpkin spices, expected. In mouth, a clean crisp malt with sustained cloved and nutmeg, lightly oily mouthfeel, and medium bodied. Very nice for the style. Dec. 14 2007.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Pale amber pour with a thick, tight laced white head. The aroma is lovely. Softly spicy with a mixture of nutmeg and allspice (fairly different from other brewers who tend to go with more cinnamon) and a little bit of light black pepper as well. Moderate palate with a nice touch of light sweetness and a bit of soft pumpkin character through the middle. Itís a pretty tasty autumnal ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
Orange with a white head, and lacey. Spice including moderate pumpkin aroma. The taste is bold and a naturally above average carbonated. Tasty and one of the better pumpkins I have liked, drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2009 2009-09-10. No notes; The spices seem much more assertive than in previous years, one in particular stands out but I donít know what it is, perhaps nutmeg? Pumpkin is noticeable but defers to the spices. Supporting beer is a touch light, leaving the spice as the dominant character. Pleasant. Cask at the brewery

Sept 2007. Cest What Festival of Small Breweries. Orange body with a short lived head. Muted aroma in the first sample is bigger in the second. Fruity quasi-pumpkin in the nose. Flavour has similar fruitiness with more obviously identified pumpkin, moderate spices with clove sticking out a bit more than the rest, especially after it is confirmed to be there. Smooth average to medium palate ( 6+). I found this to be more pumpkiny but a little less interesting than Grand Rivers offering. A very nice beer though, I look forward to seeing it every year. 7/3/7/3+//14-15

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, pumpkin and spices. Taste is light sweet and spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bomber courtesy of matt7215. Pours copper with a nice, lasting white head. Smells of pumpkin pie spice, fresh pumpkin flesh, caramel, grassy. Tastes of fresh pumpkin, a touch of lemon, spice, pepper, earthy, crisp. This brewer does a great job incorporating flavors and aromas I associate with cutting into fresh pumpkins. Excellent!


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