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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (274) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange colour, with a thin white head. Aroma notes include cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and pumpkin pie. Tasting notes include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and crisp carbonation. Delicious beer, and excellent execution.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (191) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a quickly dissipating fluffy white head. Subtle aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, cloves and a hint of nutmeg. Kind of a muted flavour; as has been mentioned by others, certainly not a smack-you-about-the-face-with-pumpkin-pie flavour. Light and crisp and moderate carbonation. Pretty solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2535) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
Bouteille de 660 ml, acheté au LCBO d’Ottawa (Rideau et King Edward). Orange cuivré, petit collet. Arome d’épice d’automne et de canelle malté, un peu de citrouille. Goût de malte légèrement épicé, un peu de citroille mais pas assez. Mais c’est assez bien quant même!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle from Tupalev - Thanks! Gold with a hint of tan, thin white head. Nose is pumpkin pie but also something "christmasy." Actual pumpkin meat in the aroma too - nice! Some light biscuity malt hanging out. Flavor is lighter pumpkin spice than the nose suggests. Whats behind the spice is a passable, if boring golden/amber ale. The one thing keeping this beer interesting is the lingering vanilla note. A bit of malt, spice and vanilla in a thinnish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7904) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, pumpkin and spices. Taste is light sweet and spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle, 65cl, courtesy of Enjoyit. A more or less clear one, dark golden to amber in color, and with a dense, beige head leaving lacings. Spiced nose with some sweet, malty fruityness. Nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. The flavor has the same spice mixture, as well as malty sweetness and a generic fruityness. Spiced finish with citrus fruityness, and sweetness. Too spiced for my likings. 110129

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1102) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
650mL bottle from LCBO. Nice clear orange colour. Pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is very spicy, with a little pumpkin. Feels a little bit "thin" - not the mouthful you’d expect from a pumpkin beer. Still, quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Blonde-ambrée, un généreux col mousseux la surmonte, tout en décorant le verre d’une dentelle tenace. Comme la description le suggère, oui, au nez c’est épicé, j’y perçois de la cannelle, de la muscade et du clou de girofle, parsemé d’arômes sucrés. C’est étrange en bouche. Ça goûte un genre de ragoût. Il y a, c’est certain, des saveurs de légumes, mais aussi d’épices, mais pas les mêmes que dans les odeurs. Quelque chose qui me rappelle les "chips barbecue" C’est la courge que je goûte plus que la citrouille. Même si c’est plutôt hors norme, c’est buvable. (400-151012)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (968) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Hazy deep golden pour with an average off-white head that leaves a little lace. Hmm...less pumpkin pie in the face than others of the style. Has a more gingerbread with pumpkin nose. Quite the same on the palate. Surprisingly drinkable for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (828) - - OCT 12, 2013
Gold pour, somewhat hazy, small heqd. Lighter pumpkin and and nutmeg aroma. Taste is not overwhelmingly, instead a nice mix of hops, Lighter pumpkin pie flavour, nutmeg, and clove. A very easy drinking pumpkin.


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