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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (425) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (336) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Scent of pumpkin, cinnamon, honey, and clove. Clear straw colour. Flavour of pumpkin, anise, cloves, and hops. Mild bitterness. Mild body with medium carbonation. A decent seasonal beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4906) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear, orangey deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, blotchy white head. Pumpkin aroma, some spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet malty, pumpkin note, some spices. some bitter hoppy overtones. Typical pumkin notes, slightly anaemic overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4633) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle 65cl from Jan thanks. A clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on juniper and elderberries. Aroma is on caramel, toasted caramel, floral, juniper, light clove, kind of fig touch. Body is a bit low but this is an interesting bouquet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Clear amber body with a medium sized foamy white head. Notes of banana, clove, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin and nutmeg are present, nice and complex, maybe some subtle ginger. Oily thin texture, some sweetness with a noticable hop character. Soft cabonation with pumpkin based finish with lingers for a little bit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
Draught. A clearish light orange body with a small white covering. The aroma has some light citric accents along with kind of cinnamon/peppery pumpkin bread. Creamy sweet malt flavour, light pumpkin esque spices. Brackish bread and caramel flavour is also found throughout. Not too bad, not spectacular either though.
C’est What, Toronto. 2007.09.28

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2165) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
650 mL bottle. Reddish orange with almost no head. Aroma is malty and spicy - caramel and allspice(?) seem to predominate. The flavour is very spicy; definitely some cinnamon and nutmeg in there. More like pumpkin pie beer than pumpkin beer. Quite sweet. Slightly bitter at the finish. Average carbonation. Interesting.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2001) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
65 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Deep golden colour, frothy thick head. Heavy clove aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg coming through. Sharp spice on the tongue that turns mellow, finishes sharp again. More watery than expected but drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber orange colour with ample white head. Aromas of malts, pumpkin seed, and spices. Taste of sweet malt gives way to slightly bitter pumpkin seed finish. Notes of cinnamon and caramel as well. Overall a solid brew that balances well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38879) - 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]


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