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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 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (1010) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
I dig the dark ruby colour. Not too much pumpkin smell. More spices that anything. Nutmeg. Cinnamon. Vanilla. Taste is more of the same spices, with upfront bland malt. Overall, decent taste, but not much body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6168) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22. Thanks r! Pours a burnished crystal clear dark amber. Rich caramel and pie spice nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Rich caramelly pie like mid palate despite a fairly average body weight. Mild caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1224) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
Tap@steamworks brewery. Dark mahogany. Slight haze. Intens cinnamon. Some complex wooden flavours from the pure. Strange perfumed brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Brown,small beige head.Big pupmkin pie nose. More of same in palate, nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin, etc.Faint hop finish

   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 I’ve had in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2010
Tap. Spicy cookiedough aroma. Cloudy brown, offwhite lace. Chewy fruity, spices are wellbalanced. Slightly weird, but a quite pleasant dessert actually. Probably first pumpkin beer I enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Sampled at GCBF ’10, pours deep amber with a beige head. Very strong pumpkin aroma with nutmeg and cinnamon as well. Flavour is quite spicy pumpkin and nutmeg. The body is quite hard-edged, but this wins points for potency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Golden brown, thin white head. Aroma is all pumpkin supporters, clove, nutmeg. etc. etc. Taste is all spice, pumpkin, and .... soo tired of rating pumpkin beers... most of the same. Good effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgreb (400) - Marburg, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2009
growler, filled at brewpub - hazy brown beer with a thin beige head. Aoma of cinnamon and other spices. Flavour is not to sweet but strong and has also spices like clove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
OK, I can’t stop staring at the bartenders tits... yes. There they are again... ack. Murky deep amber colour with a thin, tight tan head. Why has the pumpkin not jumped out more? Seems very subdued. Slight fruit, pumpkin pie spice without the pumpkin, mild licorice, roses? A touch odd but decent. The taste pretty good: hops and dirty spices, pumpkin, nutmeg, wheat, sour, watery spices that might close in on a pepper flavour. A bit rough on the edges, mild carb, long spicy finish with mild hops. More of a spiced English brew than a pumpkin based one.

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