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


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (135) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
I like pumpkin pie and this is pretty much pumpkin pie in a glass. One of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1568) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Had a draft at the brewery but this rating is from a fresh bottle sample. Poured a bright orange-amber with a 1 finger white cap...does not last long but makes a surface lace that laces the glass well enough. Wonderful nose: pumpkin pie spices with toffee malts and some botanical mustiness ( the pumpkin) Good mouth feel, silky and ample. Big caramel malts in the front start to go sweet but the spice- hop astringence rushes in to balance very well, lovely spicy, malty lightly sweet middle with a sharp clean finish and light spice and bread after taste. Well carried off Pumpkin ale....rich and satisfying but smooth and drinkable...best of the seasonals from this Brewer so far

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2272) - 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. Thereís some bready doughy aromas as well. Mild burnt malts. No real pumpkin aroma, but thatís ok, itís 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 (9981) - 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 (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 [716-20070928] Tap @ Cíest 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 (1037) - 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 (8949) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1415) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle to pint glass I love pumpkin beers as a local craft brewery in my brothers town was selling growlers 15 years ago. That beer was one of my gateway beers and itís something that Iím always chasing this time of year. This smells like pumpkin and I also get clove and nutmeg along with a light caramel. Itís a clear, but slightly hazy, amber with a 1/2 cm long lasting, creamy off white head. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, malts, and a nice overarching bitterness. Pretty good, Great Lakes Brewery.

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