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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 332   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, - OCT 27, 2012
Coppery orange pour with a white fizzy head. Spicy cinnamon scent. Like cold pumpkin pie. Taste matches the smell with a distinct malty grassy beerness. The initial mouth is all pumpkin and spice, but it finished malty and ale like. Aftertaste really brings in the cinnamon. This one seems like it could use more alcohol. It needs a bit of a bite that isn’t there. Still a very well balanced and good beer. I definitely become a fan of McAuslan over the last few years.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
11.5 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/6/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, biscuit, floral, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of big pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, floral, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent pumpkin ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pretty decent and much better than I expected. Pours clear orange amber with a decent beige head. Aroma brings sweet malts and pumpkin blended so well in the nose, just like on the flavor profile as well. Fall spices are present, but not overly pronounced and this works well on the malt base. Aroma brings light vanilla and pumpkin mash.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours clear red amber with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is spices - cinnamon, allspice, clove, some pumpkin/yam fruitiness as well. Light sweet, medium spiced, not really much bitterness, malty with some pumpkin as well. Light body. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Pumpkin and spices with some frutiness in the background.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Ambrée avec un col assez tenace. Nez d’épices, thé chai. En bouche ça goûte le thé chai, clou de girofle, muscade et citrouille. Une bière classique d’Halloween. Pas la meilleur a mon goût !!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2014
A: dark ruby/amber color with a white head S: pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon T: sweet, pumpkin, holiday spices M: medium carb, thin O: decent pumpkin/yam beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (2993) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Comes out of the growler a clear and somewhat bubbly chestnut with a respectable buff head. Aroma has strong notes of cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin. Mouth watering, and true for a fall beer! Flavor echoes the pumpkin and spices of the aroma, and adds caramel and horehound hints. Texture is smooth, though a bit thin and not too fizzy. Then again, this is a growler that sat around for a while - give ’em a break. Finish is spicy and a bit fizzy. Get your autumn on, whichever side of the border you are on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (425) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bière de couleur ambrée avec un col moyennement mousseux. Nez d’épices et de thé chai. En bouche ça goûte le thé chai et épices de citrouille. Une bière classique d’Halloween, ça boit bien!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of JStax – thanks! Pours a bright amber color with a mountain of beige head that quickly fades to just more than a ring. Nose is mild and mostly sweet and malty. Light cinnamon and cloves. Turns the corner a bit with the taste. Sweet malts and pumpkin together with a mild spiciness. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. The spices get a little more vivid in the tail, but overall they’re fairly tame. Easy drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2013
Draft @ Hopleaf, Chicago, IL. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty spicy sweetish pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish with hints of caramel.


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