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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%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
A - Clear light amber/gold body with a nice fluffy light-tan head. Nice head retention and impressive lacing. The aroma is not a very strong one overall. It’s floral, with a nice pumpkin base, a fair amount of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and some caramel notes. The taste starts out with very pronounced pumpkin, followed by a moderate spiciness and a touch of caramel. Some floral hop bitterness was also present. The taste finished in a fair amount of spice notes, as well as some bitterness and light sweetness. The pumpkin taste gets stronger as the beer warms up. Overall, a good example of the style, and quite a tasty one, with just enough pumpkin and spices.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3416) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a clear orange color with a medium off white head. Aroma has seasonal spices. Flavor has nice layers of spice, doughy malt...graham, and pumpkin...well done! Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is spicy and bitters slightly. Nice pumpkin beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2007
On tap at Victory. Very nice. Mild spicy pumpkin taste with a nice amount of hops. Gimmie more!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Clear gold color, no head, some white lacing. Aroma has hints of allspice, nutmeg, and brown sugar. A nice heavy pumpkin pie flavor, malty body with well balanced touches of spices, and a nice sweetness without being cloying. Medium body is full enough without being sticky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - 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. It’s a pretty tasty autumnal ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2217) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (182) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Appearance: Pours a clear amber colour with lots of white head that lasts for a while. Aroma: Pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavour: Pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, hint of malt. Mouthfeel: Smooth with low carbonation. Overall: A very nice pumpkin ale with lots of pumpkin and spice aromas and flavours. I didn’t detect much malt or hop presence and would have liked some to provide more balance. Still this is a nice beer worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
javiercrasher (219) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2014
De color anaranjado, nublada, con una capa de espuma blanca jabonosa de medina retención. En nariz agradable aroma especiado: nuez moscada, clavo y canela dice la botella. Cuerpo medio, oleosa y de carbonatación media. En boca dulce, supongo que la calabaza. De las mejores pumpkin ales que he probado.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle LCBO tasting- Pours transparent orange with an off white cap of froth. Lots of spices in the aroma. Ginger and cinnamon pack the first punch, and nutmeg is the runner up. There’s some bready doughy aromas as well. Mild burnt malts. No real pumpkin aroma, but that’s ok, it’s nice. Very delicate spiced flavour, ginger and corriander, nutmeg, cinnamon with some mild rosemary and bitter hops. Mild tongue tingle in the finish, lots of spices and bitterness. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (970) - 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


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