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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
Gout de fruits sucrer, et d epices (cannelle, gingembre, msucade, un peu de clou de girofle). Par contre les saveurs ne s etirent pas jusqu a la fin de la bouteille, ca commence a gouter l eau. Sweet fruits and spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a bit of clove). Gets wattery by the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2890) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to Gregclow. Pours Orange brown with tiny head and no visible carbonation. Aroma: Pumpkin, cinnamon, all spice, candy. Nice aroma. Some nutmeg too. Flavour: Initial citron but then a definite and pleasant pumpkin spice flavour with a dry and lingering nutmeg finish. Very enjoyable. Thanks Greg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle, from Rahman. Pours ruby-brown with a white head that dissipates to mere lacing within the minute. Aroma of canned pumpkin and spice, cumin, and caramel malt. Flavor is a light and crisp blend of soft pumpkin, soil and malt. Reminds me of an Alt with pumpkin flavor, with a spiced, sweet finish. Overall, not a special variation on a fall pumpkin beer, but as is usual for St. Ambroise, Citrouille is a decently-crafted offering nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
341ml Bottle: My bottle bills this one as "The Great Pumpkin Ale", and as a massive Charlie Brown fan, I couldn’t help but pick up a pack. Pours deep orange-brown, decent head that doesn’t stick around long. Aroma is powerful, heavy on malty sweetness with noticeable pumpkin spices. Very well balanced on the nose and I can’t wait to try it. The first sip offers lots of cinnamon and a bit of a bitter hop bomb, but it quickly settles down to showcase nutmeg, cloves, and that aforementioned cinnamon. As it warms it waters down, but still one of my favourite pumpkin beers to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2443) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
341 mL bottle. (bb 31 mai 09). Deep ruby brown with a small head that quickly disappears entirely. Certainly the nicest smelling pumpkin ale I’ve tried. The spices seem to be distributed differently, and it’s not overpowering as so many pumpkin ales are. The spices are more pronounced in the flavour, but still are not overpowering. You can actually taste the underlying malt. Nice finish and fairly crisp. Not a big fan of the style, but this one ain’t bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2008
I’ve been anxiously awaiting this ones arrival. Pours a deep amber red/brown. Spicy cinnamon aroma. Flavour is also quite spicy with notes of cinnamon and bread. I’m drinking one now, and still searching for the Pumpkin flavour however. Aside from not really living up to it’s name, I got no complaints. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeB (25) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Bière légère brune avec un léger collet. Un goût sucré à la cannelle (pas désagréable).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle at our LCBO pumpkin ale tasting- 6 oz sample- Pours a deep and dark amber/copper with a red hue. The head was initially frothy, but it quickly went down to a thin ring. Quite spicy on the nose, nutmeg, cinnamon,a bit of cardamon, with lots of bready malts, and a bit of pumpkin. The flavour profile is sweet bready malts,caramel, some spices including nutmeg and cardamon. This pumpkin ale finishes out a bit thin and watery, but with a nice bitterness as well. Overall, the aroma is much more interesting when compared to the flavour. Still a nice treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
Aromas of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and some nutmeg, it really smells like i just stuck my nose in a can of pumpkin pie mix. Flavor is a little more subtle, and delicate, just traces of those previous spices, a touch of malt in the end. A nice offering, but a little thin in the flavor category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
341 ml bottle - pours a gorgeous mahogany copper with a slightly fizzy that vanishes rather quickly. Aroma very nice - the ginger comes through, and the cinnamon as well. Very pumpkin-y, but unique too. Flavour quite sweet, cinnamon upfront then blending with the other spices. Nice and full in the mouth. Maybe a bit too sweet. Beautiful beer for autumn.

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