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Steamworks The Great Pumpkin Ale

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Steamworks The Great Pumpkin Ale
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Formerly brewed at Steamworks Brewing (Canada)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Pumpkin Ale is a malty, copper coloured brew that’s spiced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. We add 100 lbs of pumpkin directly to the mash and the resulting beer tastes just like pumpkin pie in a glass


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2009
[growler, filled at brewpub] Herbal/spiced aroma with a good amount cinnamon and liquorice and--very inviting. Almost clear orange-brown wth some beige foam on top. Nicely balanced sweet, lotus root malt with a dry, pumpkin pie spice, and a very low, liquorice bitterness. Also a touch of sourness. Medium to light body, medium carbonation, slight tang in the finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Great Canadian Beer Festival – 2009 – Victoria BC
Super tasty pumpkin beer lots of spices. Great malt and a fantastic pumpkin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, clove, nutmeg. Taste is spice, pumpkin concentrate, heavy cream, milk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours a dark orange-amber with a small head and a strong pumpkin & spice aroma - delicious! Tastes of dark crystal malt and lots of pumpkin spice - not a lot of pulpy vegetal notes, it’s hard to taste the actual pumpkin for the spicing. Decent hopping and a dry finish. Body is very light with decent carb, making this a very sessionable pumpkin ale. I like it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
I’m usually this beer’s biggest fan and am the only person I know who can drink two at a time. I really enjoy it and try to drink a pint at the pub every year. It tastes to me like liquid pumpkin pie, only better. Nicely spiced, and complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Delivers as advertised. Liquid pumkin pie. Spiciness, gingerbread, pumpkin. Even pours a pumpkin orange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
GCBF sample. Copper. Minimal head. Dark pumpkin and light spice in the nose. More spice than pumpkin in the flavour. Meaty.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 7th, 2007. Christmas spices and somewhat bready. Flavour is spicey. Good finish.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chris411 (18) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
[2006 GCBF] Starts out great, tons of pumpkin pie aroma, and the first sip is wonderful. Unfortunately it goes downhill, as the last taste is a strange sweet brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
Dull, hazy light brown colour. A lot of cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma alongside sugar pie and light molasses. Mass spice in this one -unbalanced. It seemed so much smoother at the GCBF, but that was late in the fest. This is just a big whack of nutmeg, with hints of ginger. Dull malt flavours.


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