Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A mild ale brewed with fresh pumpkins and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
estover (75) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Nice light ale with a fair amount of pumpkin spice. Two finger head, that does not stick around for long. Very little carbonation adding to the the thick mouthfeel. Slight grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2081) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice on this, but fade fast on the nose, and donít follow to the palate very well. Itís an average pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap. Clear orange / yellow color, with a thin white head, that retains well. Good dots and splotches of lace. Awesome fresh hearty pumpkin flavor, and light on the spice - much better flavor than expected, with true fleshy hearty pumpkin flavor. Moderate sweet taste. Smooth, light carbonation, kind of creamy, with a more dry finish. Light body. Very smooth and easy to drink. Great light pumpkin ale. Actually kind of refreshing. Outstanding for the style (sub-6% pumpkin)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft pour at the source. Pours a translucent copper with white head of of foam. The are.a is spicy pumpkin spice and sweet spices. Overall, this beer is quite tasty. English and Belgian profile. Lots of good stuff to drink here In of the better beers on draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft. Clear deep amber color. The spice and the gourd are subtle enough in this one. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap. A decent light and pleasant pumpkin ale. Good spring/summer brew. Nice and mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Draft at tapping party at Arnoldís on December 8, 2011. Dark cloudy gold color, firm pumpkin aroma, moderate white head, somewhat thin body, pretty strong pumpkin flavor with sharp alcohol/hoppy finish. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Guest tap
Ordering a sample of this was all I needed to tell it was another average Great Lakes release. There is a good reason that I tend to favor other local options. Kudos on their success - things like Christmas Ale do deserve praise. However it just seems that other times they mail it in.

Aroma / Appearance - Cloudy orange with a dim white head the body is a little flat. Nutmeg, pumpkin, squash, and whipped cream are the primary drivers of a standard fall seasonal.

Flavor / Palate - Moderate spices tickle the tongue but leave the palate wanting more. Cinnamon and nutmeg remind me of a cooled pumpkin pie. Squash provides a vegetatal nature that supports everything. Overall it isnít bad. Even so I found myself bored after just a few ounces. Maybe this year was just a subpar batch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Thought this was a pretty good pumpkin, similar to DFH, in that itís overall light in body, has good spice and enough pumpkin to justify the name but not too much. Very drinkable, relatively dry, and thatís good because these beers can get sweet quickly. Quality brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Location/Date:Draft at The Black Squirrel (street level), December 3rd, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a copper orange.
Aroma: Aroma is of light pumpkin.
Taste: Taste is mostly pumpkin, light spice, some malt finish. Not too sweet.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: I liked this pumpkin beer, as the pumpkin flavor is there but it is not too aggressively sweet or spicy. And at 5.4%, can have a few. Too bad it doesnít make itís way here to DC often. Note- The keg at The Black Squirrel maybe kicked.

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