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


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 (8411) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweet-ish, fruit and vegetable aroma, disguised hints of pumpkin intermingle with typical Saison yeasty notes, spicy hints of sweet mustard, mustard seed, tarragon, a minimally soapy touch of bath salt. Taste is less complex, a soapy bath salt-pumpkin mixture predominates; slightly too lively carbonation covers the tongue and prohibits a more intensive taste experience, sadly erasing the subtleties of the aroma. Ambitious conception, not fully succeeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juanenka (245) - valladolid, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2013
Botella. Calabaza, levaduras y un toque dulce en aroma. Comienza ácida y dulce dejando paso a un intenso y matizado sabor a calabaza con final dulce y seco

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
650mlk bottle from the LCBO. Nuanced pumpkin flavour with noticeable spices and yeast. Quite balanced and sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, cloves and light pumpkin notes with some rustic malt notes and some dry ester. Taste is also quite the mix with some heavy notes of cinnamon with some cloves, some rustic malt and the dry ester notes from the yeast. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Great mix between the spices associated to the pumpkin while retaining loads of the characteristics associated to the saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3083) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
On tap at Bar Hop. Hazy orange pour, with a white, frothy head. LIghtly peppery, with some great spice. Lively carb, solid mouth feel. The finish is spicy, a touch fruity, and some light grassy hops. interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (431) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Light golden, little orange. 3 Finger head, fade’s to 1 finger. Sweet, spiced, pumpkin?, on the smell but lightly. Different from the other pumpkin’ beer they do. Cennamin, allspice, clove, tasted w/ sassion yeast. A little sweet & maybe some pumpkin. Cheer’s!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
Another one of their Tank Ten series that offers a pumpkin beer with a nice twist on the yeast. A beautiful painted bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white foamy head, decent retention and soapy lace. Nice spicy nose with the pumpkin in the background and the yeast giving out banana notes and light bubblegum. Smooth, and lightly creamy mouthfeel. Again, some nice spices in the taste blending well with the Belgian Ale yeast. Not too much pumpkin, but quite a nice offering overall worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Bomber from the LCBO. Clear pale yellow with a slightly off white head. Very fresh and light blend of yeast, ginger, cloves, farmhouse, nutmeg, very light hops. Moderate carbonation and lightish body, becomes quite dry, slightly bitter at first then becomes more so. Very tasty offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - OCT 29, 2013
It pours with a frothy, white head atop an amber-coloured body and has an aroma of spice, banana, pumpkin and hops. It has a decent hoppiness and the saison yeast gives it the refreshing farmhouse ale character you’d expect and should appreciate. There’s little sweetness, but it has a warm finish. This 5.2-per cent alcohol ale is made with water, malted barley, hops and yeast, so it isn’t a true pumpkin beer like its name and label imply. Availability is limited, so act now if you want to try it. And you should.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1341) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
From Cask Days tent at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. Veiled pale golden with a white head. Aroma is oranges, yeast, squash, light fruit. Flavor is yeast, gingerbread, orchard fruit, bread, orange, pumpkin. Finish is mostly spicy, cloves, caramel, and dry. Lingering spices and fruits. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation.

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