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


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RATINGS: 382   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours with a small, quickly fading head. Clear beer with no sign of bottle conditioning. Color is orange, amber brown. Frankly, I don’t know why I keep buying these types of pumpkin brews. The aroma is overwhelming pumpkin spices with some cookie dough that seems to be coming off of the spices and not the malt. Flavor is similar, there is almost no beer, just spices. I used to think this was cool but then everybody does the same thing and it gets boring and I want beer and not just spices, and I’m bored.
12oz bottle in an Otter Creek pint glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2009
33 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Deep orange amber colour, thin tight head. Pronounced caramel and nutmeg aroma, sweet and medium bodied. No overarching sickly sweetness, with a relatively normal spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a thin off white head, that dissipates to nothing quickly. Spicy cinnamon notes, spicy with hints of ginger and a light pumpkin tone. Light ginger bite, with some allspice notes. I like it even though it finishes a bit like anise, and thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-some spice-nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, earthy. Taste is sweet medium malt-some spice-nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, earthy. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
Beautiful looking beer , coppery bright brown with a half inch pillowy cap. Cinnamon, clove and other spices come shining through. I most defiantly smell the pumpkin pie but no real raw pumpkin presence. Mmmmmm……cream cheese icing. Malty tasting with lots of spice the clove comes through stronger then cinnamon. There are hints of bitter in the finish. My wife claims to taste ginger snap and now that’s all I taste. This is by far the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2009
12oz bottle. Fitered amber-brown color, respectable creamy head. The pumpkin pie spice aroma is a little subdued, but still discernable. Medium bodied and malty, with some crisp astringent hop and spice notes upfront before fading into sweet maltiness. A touch too grassy and soapy in the bitterness, doesnt quite match or compement the pumpkin pie spiciness in my opinion. OK, tame pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Pours amber with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of cinnamon, pumpkin, brown sugar, cloves, doughy pale malt. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours dark orange with a rapidily dissipating off-white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of pumpkin, spice, whipped topping, and malt. Smells like a sweet piece of pumpkin pie, but not much else. Taste starts of with a big amount of pumpkin and spice. As far as pumpkin in beer goes, this one has it down pretty damn well. Has a very muted, bready malt backbone. Mouthfeel is very carbonated, but creamy. Lingering taste of spice and breadiness. A one-note beer, but it is damn tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2009
11.5oz bottle pours clear filtered copper with a small white head with poor retention. Aroma is like every other pumpkin beer known to man. Okay slightly better maybe but not really. Flavor is cinnamon and mild maltiness though the spice level is quite low. Super clean. This is very drinkable. Not super good in the pumpkin department or the uniqueness. No more pumpkin beers please unless you’re going to offer something different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
341 ml bottle courtesy of a trtade with Boutip. Pours a mostly clear coppery orange with a large linen white head that lingered until mid-glass and left a few large patches of foam. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The flavor is pumpkin, wax beans, cinnamon and nutmeg and tastes a bit watered down. Light bodied. An ok pumpkin beer.

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