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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11173) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fred82 (2139) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13231) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle in Montreal. Thin white head on copper. More nutmeg scent than pumpkin. Spicy pumpkin flavour but more spice than pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 [1751-20081003] 341mL bottle. Spiced pumpkin pie aroma has a hint of evergreen. Clear, red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Spiced pumpkin cleaner fluid flavour has lots of pie and all spice. Medium body is a little spicy. Quite nice, great release time, tasty. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
(FOSB 2008 @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)

[2514C-20091002] Tap. Lovely allspice muffin mix aroma has some scented nail polish remover notes. Clear, amber body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Raisin juice apple chunks flavour has some allspice sprinkled throughout. Medium body. Nice spice, odd raisin apple notes, nice overall. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(21st FFOCB @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)

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