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


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RATINGS: 381   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (1069) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2014
It pours light amber in color with a full head that leaves some lacing on the glass. It has the aroma of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar. That taste has pumpkin, apples, brown sugar, sweet and tangy. It has a decent flavor, but a little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
341ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Murky rust in colour with a large long lasting off-white head, good lacing. The aroma is of light spice, brown sugar, pie crust. The flavour is fairly mild, some pumpkin, moderate spice, some cookies, good sweetness. Spicy mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet with pumpkins and spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnacle_Ed (49) - Milpitas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12oz bottle from local store. Pours a nice deep amber color. A bit lacking in aroma that smells of watery cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste more than makes up for this though with plenty of spice and some ginger lacing the pumpkin flavor. Aftertaste lingers pleasantly, making this a beer you want to take your time with to enjoy. Unfortunately a bit pricey here ($10 for a 4-pack) but I would buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12oz bottle labelled as St. Ambroise Pumpkin pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up sugary malt sweetness, some sweet ripe red apples and then mild pumpkin and cinnamon like spiciness. The taste starts sugary sweet with malts and sweet fruitiness that takes on a pumpkin to apple like sense. Behind those notes murmurs some nutmeg and cinnamon spices that deliver a bit of a punch here and there and then fade into the finish and linger softly for a while. This seems so so as it doesn’t really come together all that well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5476) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottled as St. Ambroise Pumpkin, screw-top. Nose is spice soup, sweet with lots of nutmeg and allspice, lesser mint in with actual pumpkin character down low. Pour is a beautiful deep mahogany with rays of red and orange, slow carbonation but a noisy fizz form a soapy beige head. Taste very sweet, pleasant perfume character but a thin light body with little malt to support, low bitterness with a little more in the aftertaste after the artificial spice train has passed. Way overdone, boys!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pumpkin87 (222) - - NOV 16, 2014
La grande bière à la citrouille is one of the most aromatic beers made, serve in a goblet and give it time to open up. Pours a beautiful clear red-orange, with small-moderate head that quickly reduces to thin surface lace. Aroma of a holiday kitchen: pumpkin and dark fruits, spices, vanilla. Prominent spicy pumpkin on the tongue with brown sugar note, but not overly sweet. Smooth, light and fizzy, with restrained dry but not harsh finish. Festive enough for celebrations, but 5 percent ABV makes it sessionable throughout the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (335) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
I started this late summer on a shitty pumpkin beer streak and was getting discouraged. But it turned around and I remember why I look forward to the season. Good spice flavor with plenty of pumpkin coming through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (611) - - OCT 31, 2014
341ml bottle. There’s a decent , if mild, ale underneath all that pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a clear orangish amber with with a small off white head that dissipates quickly into a ring. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cereal and sweet bready malts. Taste is pumpkin pie, cinnamon, toasted malts and nutmeg. Perfect balance and a nice spiciness to it... Really enjoy this pumpkin beer year after year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
DurandalQC (1) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Une bière avec un bon nez, intéressante avec le goût en arrière avec les citrouilles et les épices. Alors pour une dégustation c’est très bon.

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