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


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1567) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
This is fucking delicious. A pint enjoyed at Volo was superbly spicy and smooth with a neat fruity kick of punpkin flavor that compliments the spiciness. Exactly the kind of quality experimentation I encourage Ontario brewmasters to venture towards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2267) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2007
650 ml bottle. pours dark orange with an average off white head. aromas of spice, hops and detectable pumpkin funk. flavours are good without complexity but its a little to thin. a nice seasonal ale but nothing overwhelming.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9826) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 [716-20070928] Tap @ C’est What 2007 FOSB (Toronto, ON). Bubblegum fruit and ginger aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a small medium-lasting creamy white head. Gingerale pumpkin flavour has a bit of allspice. Medium body is bubbly. Interesting, not too much pumpkin (which may be a good thing). Ƙ/4/7/3/14) 3.6

[2479B-20090910] Cask. Spicy pumpkin pie aroma with apple fruit. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick creamy off-white head. Flavour continues the spicy apply pumpkin theme and allspice. Medium body is a little spicy. Wow, more on par with a ST Pumpking these days, very nice! Ƙ/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(Project X 3rd Ed. @ brewery; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1014) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle - Sweet pumpkin and spice notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Pumpkin notes and nice spice. Lots of pumpkin and not just spice. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1941) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
C’est what fall fest. Nose is allspice and nutmeg, some pumpkin. amber color, little head. Flavor is definate Pumkin some malts balanced with some spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2007
Draught at The Rhino - came an amber shade with a white head. Aroma of caramel, pumpkin spice, sweet malt, sort of candy-like actually. Body is soft and delicate. Flavour is sweet with malt and caramel, balanced well by the spices (pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, some cinnamon). Not as spice heavy as some American pumpkin ales sampled. This one is lighter - very sessionable in fact. The best of Great Lakes seasonal offerings so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours amber. Surprisingly sweet and spicy pumpkin aroma. Flavour of spicy pumpkin and some hops -- spices include nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Very tasty. Short , slightly dry hop (and pumpkin) finish.

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