Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Saison
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Pumpkin Saison brewed with Saison Dupont yeast.

JoeMcPhee's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - SEP 20, 2012
Cask at Castro’s Lounge. Hazy amber-orange pour. The nose is softly spicy with some clove, vanilla and a distinct pumpkin flavour. Coriander and a little bit of soft spiciness. Medium bodied and I’m not sure the cask really works here. There is a fairly assertive bitterness here that kind of works. Lingering spiciness. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3416) - NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, april 30th 2015. golden/orange body with an offwhite head. Spicy aroma of peppers and the spices people use to kill the pumpkin taste in whatever product they promote as a pumpkin something. Also grassy and flowery hops. Taste of cinnamonm (another pumpkin taste that isn’t pumpkin) clove, saison yeast. funky banana and orange finish. Mildly spiced aftertaste. All in all a good beer, though a bit out of the box as a famhouse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (18103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy dark blond color, no head. The aroma has a strong coriander component, and banana. The mouthfeel is dry, quite weak, and the flavor is poor.
Drinkable Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2161) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
(bottle) lear, bright orange colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of spice, then lilies; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1578) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle to stange Banana, lemon, light funk, and wheat; no pump; no spices, well maybe a hint of clove. Eventually, I smell brine. Translucent light amber with heavy and fast effervescence and a 1 cm long lasting frothy and bright white head. Taste is, um, weird. At first I get hit with a slightly bitter, kind of light citrus. Further sips increase the bitterness, but the light citrus becomes, ash, wheat, and yeast. More sips brings out some pepper and green bell pepper. This is very strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (10795) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle - Banana and some light citrus. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Light sweet banana and not much else. Pumpkin spice but too much banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (12461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
650mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast upfront, with subtle pumpkins and banana. Flavour is strange, bringing out lots of banana upfront, with some garbage-y notes, pumpkins and Belgian yeast. Too much banana on this for it to be pleasant, though at least it’s not disastrous. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1573) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Une bière orangée comme une citrouille, légèrement trouble mais mince et peu mousseuse ; le nez est d’écorces d’orange, de gingembre et d’épices diverses. La bouche est quant à elle sèche, avec des malts minces en avant-plan, un peu d’épices de tarte à la citrouille en finale, avec une signature de levure saison plutôt discrète mais bien présente. On sent du poivré en gorge après une bonne lampée. Une excellente bière, pas vraiment explosive d’originalité ou de saveurs, mais solidement réussie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (110) - - SEP 27, 2015
Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aroma with notable earthy,vegetal, pumpkin & clove aromas. Taste is similar with a light sweetness, with a yeasty semi dry finish. Bitterness is there just enough to hold the beer together. Pleasantly balanced and restrained for a pumpkin beer. Well played.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8943) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Unlike others here, I thought this pretty much screamed pumpkin on the nose. The palate still carried lots of pumpkin character too, but with more eatery yeast and spice. Well attenuated straw-like malts kept this from being too sweet. Interesting idea, and one that worked I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Big white head fades very quickly, then disappears. Hazy light orange colour. Aroma of banana, spice, black pepper, lemon, light pumpkin pie spice. Matching flavours with stronger spice. Beer becomes much more balanced as it warms. High carbonation, effervescent. Pretty nice for a "pumpkin beer."

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