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


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   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 (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - SEP 20, 2012
Cask at Castroís 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 Iím 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (352) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Mostly clear light yellow orange with a small off white head. Nose is yeast and spice with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper with light toffee. Mildly sweet friut with the big mix of spices dominating but keeping the saison character and only lightly bitter.. Pumpkin appears mostly in the finish. Mouth is medium and creamy with moderate carbonation. I generally try to avoid pumpkin beers but this one is decent enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (159) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Wow, I guess Iím a little late hopping on this beerís bandwagon, or more appropriately magic pumpkin-carriage. Didnít know this one was (seasonally) out there. Pours a golden orange, with a good finger of persistent head. Nice nose of cloves, apricots, and cereal malt. The taste is quite the mouthful. More of those cloves, and apricots. Hay malts, a good creamy mouthfeel, and if Iím pegging down the pumpkin anyplace itís in the aftertaste. The beer feels a little heavy-handed to the me, but still a good taste when youíre in the mood. Picked it up at the brewery, at my first overdue trip there. (Felt silly telling Freaky_tiki at the recent Ratebeer Toronto East vs West Smackdown that I havenítí been there. Not representing the West well by missing the craft brewery of the year X 2)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Great Lakes Brewing Saison Dupump ].
Unclear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, citrus, pale spices, pumpkin fruit, light grapes, moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy bitter, pumpkin, fruity, saision yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140724]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3811) - 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 Šcida 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 (4726) - 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 (3108) - 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 (433) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Light golden, little orange. 3 Finger head, fadeís to 1 finger. Sweet, spiced, pumpkin?, on the smell but lightly. Different from the other pumpkiní beer they do. Cennamin, allspice, clove, tasted w/ sassion yeast. A little sweet & maybe some pumpkin. Cheerís!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2285) - 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.

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