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

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RATINGS: 364   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Typical pumpkin ale with the usual spice profile. Smells like pumpkin and allspice. Chestnut body with a thin head and very minimal lacing. Light to medium bodied, spicy and sweet. Caramel, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Standard for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2570) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Sampled at a Mead, Cider, and Beer Tasting sponsored by Binny’s Beverage Depot in Glen Ellyn, IL. Poured to my wine/sampler glass a clear, deep brownish amber with off white, fine bubbled foam and fair lacing. The aroma was caramelly sweetness and pie spices, with nutmeg high lighted. The flavor added to these a complimenting dryness, but the body was somewhat thin. Liked the deeper than average hue than most other pumpkin ales offer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2702) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
341ml brown bottle. Orange colour, thin white cap. Sweet nose, caramel, cinnamon. Has a toasty malts flavour, caramel sweetness, cloves. Dry finish with some mineral character. Some clovey aftertaste. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Pleasant fall brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3117) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle - 341ml. Limpid amber body with heavy carbonation and a decent off-white foamy/bubbly head. Malty/hoppy aroma with ginger and cinnamon hints. Taste is well balanced, but it lacks strength and complexity. It carries some spicy notes. Pumpkin flavors are barely detectable. Ends with a decent bitter/spicy finish. Interesting autumn ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3480) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2009
I really enjoy this seasonal classic. Nutmeg and clove dominate the aroma with a bit of brown sugar. Taste is more of the same spices and it is here you get the pumpkin vegetable taste. It has a smooth palate with very little carbonation and medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
Somewhat underated beer, this one a little aged and only the better for it. Allspice, caramel, not a bad drinker and above-average for a pumpkin style beer. Decent and complex aroma, dark brown colour, above average mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle. Copper coloring. Quick dissipation of 1/2" head. Active carbonation from bottom. Translucent. Wooden, earthy, almost metallic in aroma. Light in body and limited flavoring. Hints of honey; corn-like in finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
341ml bottle, dark amber with almost no head. Aroma is spice, clove, sweet. Carbonation is almost non-existent on the palate. Taste is spicy, some anise. Reminds me a bit of Bieropholie Scotch Ale. This is not my thing. Rating #88

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2009
[Bottle, thanks wickedpete!] Pours amber with a small off-white head. Huge spice aroma with allspice, nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon, but not much. The taste is really lacking with some spice again, grape...at times it is like drinking mineral water. Fairly thin with an average finish. The aroma is the highlight of this beer, and even then it is just spice dominant and one-dimensional. I like pumpkin beers, but not this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2009
(341ml, thanks wickedpete) Small beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, allspice, some banana. Light-medium body, light stickiness.


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