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


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RATINGS: 150   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 600ml, robe ambre orange, arme dpice, got de cannelle, de citrouille et de clou de girofle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3681) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a clear orange color with a medium off white head. Aroma has seasonal spices. Flavor has nice layers of spice, doughy malt...graham, and pumpkin...well done! Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is spicy and bitters slightly. Nice pumpkin beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Aroma is of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and corn (??). The taste is slightly malty, with some squash, a moderate hop finish and thin body. The balance is toward the hops and not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1809) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Bouteille 750 ml. 5.5%. Couleur ambre assez ple, mousse blanche. Arme de gingembre et pices. En bouche, malt, pices mais moins que certaines bires la citrouille. Muscade, un peu de cannelle. Finale malt et fin dpices. Bel quilibre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
On tap at Stout Irish Pub. Slight pumpkin aromas and flavours. Not as pumpkiny as it could be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (2042) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Blonde-ambre, un gnreux col mousseux la surmonte, tout en dcorant le verre dune dentelle tenace. Comme la description le suggre, oui, au nez cest pic, jy perois de la cannelle, de la muscade et du clou de girofle, parsem darmes sucrs. Cest trange en bouche. a gote un genre de ragot. Il y a, cest certain, des saveurs de lgumes, mais aussi dpices, mais pas les mmes que dans les odeurs. Quelque chose qui me rappelle les "chips barbecue" Cest la courge que je gote plus que la citrouille. Mme si cest plutt hors norme, cest buvable. (400-151012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2767) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bomber from the lcbo in Niagara on the Lake, Americas Hat. Pours a golden amber caped by a silkey off white head with maximum amount or retention. Gobs of bubbling carbonation gives it staying power. Nose has an inviting mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste is a powerful dose of cinnamon upfront followed by nutmeg. The bottles claims are "generous amount of pumpkin." I just dont see any pumpkin at all. Sweetness comes in afterward from pale and caramel malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (180) - - OCT 5, 2012
650mL bottle from LCBO. Pours with a minimal head. Aroma of nutmeg. Palate is pumpkin and spices. Long bitter finish. Not a bad pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hills/Beaus Oktoberfest. Almost clear, pale orange with a short-lasting white head. Smell is pumpkin, ginger, cloves. Taste is pumpkin at first, followed by herbal hops, spices, cloves. Lots of ginger flavor ensues. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7881) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Had a free sample of this at the lcbo. Smells spicy, nutmeg and all spice the promo girl mentioned. The beer pour orange with some foam. Pretty high carbonation. Theres some really bitter nutmeg finish here that may be a bit overdone, but its a bit of a variation from all these pumpkin beers showing up. That being said i didnt buy a bottle.

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