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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7189) - 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 (13106) - 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 (1021) - 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 (1127) - 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 (927) - 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 (750) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
C’est What Fall Fest. Aroma is pumpkin puree, with nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves, orange/amber, wearing a small off-white head. Taste is a milder version of the aromatics for pumpkin pie filling. Medium bodied, balanced, bitter, dry, very tasty, pleasant spicy aftertaste. Very good, like pumpkin pie in a glass. Glad to see these folks trying new stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2115) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
From bottle. Delicate aroma of pumpkin and sweet spices. Syrup and strong hint of cinnamon. Great looking orange/copper colour with white head. Pumpkin flavour, strongly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Smooth texture. Rich finish. This beer grows on you. Now I’m towards the end I love it. The spices in this beer remind me of a Christmas ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
650ml bottle
5.5% ABV
I tried this beer on September 30, 2008 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent orangy-gold with a thin light brown head that lingered. The aroma was weakly pumpkin-like, with some grassy malts, and cinnamon. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was malty, but there was a hint of pumpkin, and more than a hint of cinnamon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Orange amber with full white head. Aroma: pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Flavor is pritty much the same as the aroma. Palate: creamy and thick a well balance beer.


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