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McAuslan Spiced Pumpkin/ St-Ambroise Citrouille

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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Montreal, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with victory malt and has a less pronounced hop profile that allows the spices to come to the fore and contributes to a harmonious, balanced brew. September to December.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2171) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Reddish-orange pour, which is a little odd. The head is quick lasting and fades to nothing. Certainly there are pumpkin spice characters on the nose but there is a kind of grape note too. Yeast. Medium to full body. Sweeter taste than some pumpkin ales. Still has that pumpkin spice and a fruit-like finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stephane_Houle (128) - - OCT 4, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur orangé translucide, elle est coiffée d?une mousse généreuse d?une bonne durée de couleur caramel. Faible effervescence. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt frais et d’épices. Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps légèrement ample. Au goût, c’est des saveurs de malt légèrement caramélisé. Par la suite vient une finale épicée. De durée moyenne, il y a quasiment aucune effervescence, idem pour l’amertume. Fiche technique Style: Bière à la citrouille Format: 341 ml Taux d?alcool : 5%

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
It is the Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale brewed under contract, but they don’t call it that because Canadian’s don’t know who Bill Owens is. I find it better than the same beer made by Portland Brewing.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lbcgreg (29) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Very good pumpkin beer. Strong all spice aroma and flavor with a slight hop finish. ..

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdobbs (395) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
On tap, Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, over carbonation. Rather light in the nose and bland in the mouth. Pretty average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1179) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
11.5 oz. bottle, labeled as “St-Ambroise Pumpkin.” Pours a dull copper/amber/bronze with moderate effervescence. Gold or brass hue in the liquid. Small to moderate amount of beige head. Looks good. Nice, vegetal aroma features scents of pumpkin, cinnamon, and vanilla. Spicy taste with a cinnamon finish. The pumpkin itself is more subtle in the flavor than it is in the aroma, but there is a pumpkin pie flavor element as well as some citrus and minerals. Malty flavor in general. Quite pleasant in taste. Soft, frothy, and fluffy in the not outstanding palate. Overall, this is a pleasant, drinkable, and likable beer that, in its subtleness, is one of the better pumpkin beers I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Pumpkin and spices with some frutiness in the background.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumax1 (251) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bouteille de 341ml d’ambre. Au nez on sent un bouquet d’épice. Au gout on a encore une fois les épicés avec des notes sucré. Un bon pain d’épice en bouteille

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (516) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Draft pour at Special Brews. Finally joining the pumpkin party. Couple weeks later than the rest but who’s counting. Pours a deep red color with a thin, filmy head and lace. Sugar and pumpkin aroma. Really sweet "holiday" flavor with pumpkin and a touch of spice. Kinda tastes like a gingerbread cookie. Very easy drinking, super festive pumpkin ale. I enjoyed this for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s, shared by Scott- thanks again! Pours a clear orange with a small off-white head. The aroma has spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove) and vegetal, toasted pumpkin balanced by sweet pie crust. The flavor is the same, but leafier and earthier, and with more cinnamon. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, spicy, earthy mouthfeel. Good classic pumpkin ale.


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