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Steamworks The Great Pumpkin Ale

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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The Pumpkin Ale is a malty, copper coloured brew thatís 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - NOV 4, 2004
I thought this beer was terrific; most of the pumpkin ales Iíve tried (Elysian et al.) just donít taste like pumpkin pie, which is what I want to taste...I mean, letís face it, if youíre drinking a PUMPKIN beer, you donít want it tasting like gourds. You want it to taste like a slightly sweet, nutmeg/cinnamon/clove glass of pie, which is what this beer tastes like. Good stuff. I had a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
GCBF. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma of pumpkin pie (duh!). Tastes much the same with medium carbonation and a light body. I liked it.

   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.

   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, itís 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2544) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2010
GCBF 2010. Dark orange amber. Rich spicy pumpkin aroma, heaps of nutmeg, cinnamon, a little clove. Cakey, bready, spicy palate. The best of the pumpkin brews at the fest, and the best Iíve had in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Iím usually this beerís 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Great Canadian Beer Festival Ė 2009 Ė Victoria BC
Super tasty pumpkin beer lots of spices. Great malt and a fantastic pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
Murky dark amber colour. Slight brown head. light nutmeg nose that reminds you of a mild pumpkin pie. spicy taste with hints of pumpkin and nutmeg. It realy does taste like a mild pumpkin pie

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