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 Ė 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle shared by wickedpete on 4/5/09: Pours a transparent bright copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with some cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Starts with average fullness and doughy sweet pumpkin and toffee flavor with some nise anise and cinnamon balance before a drier toasty finish. An enjoyable pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours deep copper in colour, decent, aromatic head. Aroma and taste are pretty big, very sweet, like candy, and tonnes of pumpkin spices. Good pumkin ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
341mL bottle from matt7215, thanks Matt. Iíve been wanting to try this one for a while but since the LCBO completely sucks at everything ever, itís only ever shown up for 5 minutes in my area following its release. Anyways, pours a dark amber with a quickly dissipating beige head. The aroma is very spice-forward, dry cinnamon and cardamon, ginger, clove big time, sweet chrystal malts. Flavour is dominated by the same spices, huge clove presence and some okay sweet malts in the finish to almost make your palate feel less dry. Mouth-feel is kind of uncomfortably dry. Some fruity elements too that I havenít come across before in a pumpkin ale, melons, and some straight up roasted pumpkin. Somehow the whole picture isnít as good as those individual elements though as I find myself less impressed than Iíve been with other pumkin ales. Maybe it has to be October to truly appreciate the style but whatever. This is also my 300th Canadian beer rating so I guess thatís kind of cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (733) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours a clear, red brown colour. Small off white head that diminished quickly. Aromas of honey, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon chewing gum. The taste is baking spices, a little bread, minimal sweetness with a touch of bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3590) - 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 donít 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 Iím 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 (2303) - 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 (5499) - 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 (12198) - 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. MmmmmmÖÖcream 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 thatís all I taste. This is by far the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5794) - 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.

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