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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 you’ve got a beer that you won’t 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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2.2
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

3.4
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s 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!

3.4
solidfunk (8941) - 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. There’s 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 didn’t buy a bottle.

3.4
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear orange with a but of puffy white head that dissipates slowly. Smell is pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and some other spices I can’t quite pick out. Palate is medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Taste is a bit bland, there’s not much at first, but then you get some bitterness and a bit of spice, which fades away into a lingering slightly bitter aftertaste. Not the best pumpkin beer.

3.8
cards04 (2793) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Really liked this. Pours a dull....er...pumpkin colour. Smells like cloves and nutmeg. Pumpkin pie too. Sweet pumpkin pie flavours. Piney bitter finish. Lingering warm spices. What a nice brew.

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bunget (983) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
650ml bottle. Clear orange body, big fluffy head, medium retention and sporadic lacing. Spicy sweet nose, coriander, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, pumpkin. Taste is soft and sweet upfront, with a strong hop bitterness and dryness that kicks in later, good dose of hops, and no pumpkin. A little worse than you would expect from the aroma.

3.1
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
I was more impressed with St. Ambroise’s take on the pumpkin ale, but if you are a fan of the style this one shouldn’t let you down. It’s easy to drink and not as ’spicy’ as I expected it, but it’s easily recognizable as an autumn pumpkin brew.

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gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
Very hazy orange pour. Light head. Spicy cinnamon pumpkin scent, pretty much as expected. Like sticking your nose over a cold pumpkin pie. I say cold as a hot pie would fill the room with scent and this beer does not do that. Interesting mouth. All that was in the nose is in the mouth. Much more pumpkin and spice then beer which I’m sure will turn some people off. I can’t quite decide myself. While the taste is rather nice it’s odd. Synthetic maybe? The only other Pumpkin Ale I have had was from McAuslin (sp?) I definitely prefer that. This is good but not as good.

3.3
kevinsenn (2209) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
650mL bottle from LCBO. Nice clear orange colour. Pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is very spicy, with a little pumpkin. Feels a little bit "thin" - not the mouthful you’d expect from a pumpkin beer. Still, quite nice.

3.8
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Pale amber pour with a thick, tight laced white head. The aroma is lovely. Softly spicy with a mixture of nutmeg and allspice (fairly different from other brewers who tend to go with more cinnamon) and a little bit of light black pepper as well. Moderate palate with a nice touch of light sweetness and a bit of soft pumpkin character through the middle. It’s a pretty tasty autumnal ale.


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