Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
In our pursuit to bring you the most flavourful and unique beers possible, we are proud to release this tasty autumn ale. Handcrafted with an assortment of specialty malts and hops, we added a generous amount of pumpkin directly into the brew. Combine this with hints of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice, and youve got a beer that you wont soon forget. Rich, satisfying and slightly spicy, our seasonal ale goes perfectly with your favourite dessert or traditional feast. But like fall, Pumpkin Ale comes but once a year!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (235) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
I like pumpkin pie and this is pretty much pumpkin pie in a glass. One of the best pumpkin beers Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (2007) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle to pint glass I love pumpkin beers as a local craft brewery in my brothers town was selling growlers 15 years ago. That beer was one of my gateway beers and its something that Im always chasing this time of year. This smells like pumpkin and I also get clove and nutmeg along with a light caramel. Its a clear, but slightly hazy, amber with a 1/2 cm long lasting, creamy off white head. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, malts, and a nice overarching bitterness. Pretty good, Great Lakes Brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (1879) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Bottle from LCBO. Slightly hazy, pale amber. Heads moderate, off-white, and disappears rather fast. The nose is pretty nice - not dominated by the usual marinated or roasted pumpkin, rather, the pumpkin here is very pure, clear, and is seconded by a nice proper beer aroma. So its nice and pumpkiny, but also grainy, with very subtle notes of spices. The flavour is similarily very light in the pumpkin department, with a bandaid-like chemical burning bitter finish. Very active, thin carbonation - a bit too aggressive even. Somewhat light on the body. If someone told its from last year, Id believe them.

Oh my. The imprint on lower end of the bottle does say 09/15, so... is this really the BB date? (If so... another massive fuck you @ LCBO.)

Edit: I had forgotten I had a tap sample of this at The Beer Experience before the bottle, and guess what, my above rating is almost exactly the same...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (593) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
A bit of a fizzy, thin white head on an unexpectedly light and transparent ginger ale-like body. The nose features brown sugar, cloves and nutmeg. A very nice pumpkin ale, with enough pumpkin, cloves and nutmeg to easily earn the name. The malt is bready on one level, but I do taste some seasonal pie crust as well! A hint of citrus hops livens up the taste profile. Light bodied but very flavourful. Nice balances. A great beer at the price!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14405) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle - Sweet pumpkin and spice notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Pumpkin notes and nice spice. Lots of pumpkin and not just spice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
One finger off white head, fades to a thin ring. Light orange, quite clear. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla), baked pie crust, biscuit, graham cracker. Matching flavours with a faint vanilla character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Blonde ambré. Sucré. Caramel. Bien épicé. Pâte à biscuit. Citrouille. Gingembre. Boisé. Muscade. Cannelle. Vanillé. Représente son style à merveille.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2015
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices, some pale and caramel malts, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Actually a pretty clean pumpkin beer even with the pumpkin and spices presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeckyPez86 (11) - - APR 7, 2015
This beer reminds me of "sugar, spice & everything nice". Pumpkin on the finish. Great Fall beer. Beer drinkers equivalent to the Pumpkin Spice Latte!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought big cinnamon, clove, ginger into some slight vegetal notes, touch of caramel, toffee into a bit of slight bready notes. Taste is a mix of slight orange into big caramel, toffee, lots of spice and cinnamon, slight vegetal and earthy pumpkin note, finishing sweet.

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