Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Each year as the leaves fall and the north wind blows, St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale make its return – a magical potion that casts a potent spell with its well-crafted blend of blond and caramelized malts, gentle hop, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and pumpkin. Its delicate malty character and hint of sweetness will quench any creature looking for easy-drinking refreshment.

AKA McAuslan Spiced Pumpkin for a time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Bière saisonnière à la citrouille de 5% d’alcool, blonde cuivrée, mousseuse, belle arôme de citrouille, soupçon de houblon, parfaite pour l’Halloween!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle - called St-Ambroise Pumpkin - The Great Pumpkin Ale. Dark orange-amber pour with a short, frothy white head. Spicy pumpkin pie aroma with sweet malt, light caramel and candy. Taste is big spices (clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, mainly), pumpkin pie, sweet malts, light caramel, and lighter candied notes. Medium bodied with a sharp bubbly effervescence. Finishes with more spicy pumpkin pie notes, candy, sweet malt and soft caramel. Pretty much the same throughout but done well enough to be tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5452) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2010
New Beer Distributors 11.5oz: Pours a clear darkish amber color with a short-lived beige head. Aroma is very spicy... lots of cinnamon and malts... maybe some other spices as well. Upon tasting, there is a hell of a lot more spice in this than your average pumpkin ale, and that’s a good thing. Mostly malts in the background, with a very slight hint of hops. Somewhat metallic aftertaste. One of the best non-imperial pumpkins I have ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Pours a deep amber / orange colour with a small tan head, fairly clear. Aroma is filled with spice and pumpkin, lots of malts and caramel. Taste is spicy and malty with some sweetness to it, very powerful pumpkin presence. Medium-full body, lively carbonation and thick / creamy on the palate. Very good beer, amazingly good pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2010
11.5 oz Bottle -- Pours dark copper with a thin white head. Good nose, with aromas of cinnamon candy, pumpkin, wheat, and mild malt. Balanced spice but the spice is more along the lines of a stick of big red or some red hots that pumpkin pie spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2010
The body is medium copper with a light khaki head that quickly faded. The nose was rich with nutmeg and cinnamon. There was just a hint of pumpkin and caramel. The taste has some strong nutmeg with a little bit of the earthy pumpkin behind it. Then there is also a little bit of cinnamon spicy character in the finish. Warming and smooth, this is a well made beer from an overall solid brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
On tap at The Only Cafe. Not a fan of fruit/spiced beers for the most part, but I found this one to be great. The spices are well balanced and it still feels like you are having a proper beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
its like eating pumpkin pie. nice nutmeg and cinnamon profile. it is more of the same on the palate. i must say it is not my style whatsover, actually, i can’t drink a whole glass of this but it is better than some of the local produced stuff, IMOA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours amber leaning to orange with a small eggshell head that leaves a little lace. Aromas of all things pumpkin pie, heavy on the spice but no real beer noticable at all. Falls apart in the mouth. The body is way too thin and the flavours are seriously subdued, but there is a nice spice kick in the start of the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle. Compared with Alley Kat Pumpkin Pi 2010. Both look the same: clear sienna, average, uniformly dense rust-tinted head. Aroma is initially quite perfumey, softly spicy, featuring nutmeg and cloves, with light brown sugar and caramel. Pumpkin Pi is more assertively malty with definite pumpkin notes. Flavours are true to the nose, with nothing really in the way to suggest pumpkin, but with delicate spice and sweet toffee malts. Mouthfeel is light, bordering on thin. The Pumpkin Pi seemed heartier, but more coarse, with less in the way of spice and more in the way of pumpkin. St. Ambroise won this one, with both Parksy and my wife in agreement.

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