RateBeer
overall
76
87
style
Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Etobicoke, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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!


3.1
   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
Draught at ’C’est What? Festival of Small Breweries’. Pours a clear golden-orange with a small diminishing white head. Mild aroma has some pumpkin, light spices and...not much else. Flavour’s mild and grainy along with pumpkin, light spices and very little malt or hops. Average bodied. Not bad but with a little more character it would be better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2249) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frothmeister (544) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
650ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with an off white head. The nose is thin, but honey, cloves, vanilla, gingerbread come through. The taste has far less spice than I was expecting. Pepper, faint, caramel, and again gingerbread with a bitter spicy finish. Could use some sweetness to balance it out. Tastes a bit too "potpourri" for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
Appearance: Transparent orange, frothy beige head. Aroma: Spice, cloves, strong smell of pumpkin, hops. Palate: Smooth, medium body, bit of a bite at the end. Taste: Sweet, slightly bitter. Taste is about what I expect from a Great Lakes - tastes like standard beer, with very subtle hints of the proclaimed flavour. I have to strain to taste the pumpkin in this, even though I can smell it. Nothing really special, though it’s quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
Very hazy orange pour. Light head. Spicy cinnamon pumpkin scent, pretty much as expected. Like sticking your nose over a cold pumpkin pie. I say cold as a hot pie would fill the room with scent and this beer does not do that. Interesting mouth. All that was in the nose is in the mouth. Much more pumpkin and spice then beer which I’m sure will turn some people off. I can’t quite decide myself. While the taste is rather nice it’s odd. Synthetic maybe? The only other Pumpkin Ale I have had was from McAuslin (sp?) I definitely prefer that. This is good but not as good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (425) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (2949) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 2, 2007
On tap at Cest What Appearance :Amber gold, medium carbonation with creamy circle on top 2+
Nose :Rich, thick blend of amber and pale malt infused with pumpkin mush. Light spicy backing.
Flavour/Palate : Well established pumpkin flavour found. Rich, flavorful autumn ale. Reasonably clean. Proper for style but I wished for more complexity.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredthecat (297) - CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
smells like cloves, a little bit of pumpkin, its amber with a white head that lasts, taste is clovey, allspice as the description says, fairly dry and hoppy, the pumpkin comes out more after warming up but is still kind of faint. is bubbly, bright easy drinking. pretty okay, but not for the price.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  10  11 12


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50