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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 youíve got a beer that you wonít 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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3.2
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
Cíest What Fall Fest. Aroma is pumpkin puree, with nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves, orange/amber, wearing a small off-white head. Taste is a milder version of the aromatics for pumpkin pie filling. Medium bodied, balanced, bitter, dry, very tasty, pleasant spicy aftertaste. Very good, like pumpkin pie in a glass. Glad to see these folks trying new stuff!

3.2
HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2007
Draught. At Cíest What Beer thing September 2007. Clear amber with a wispy white head. Decent real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice aroma, much better than the Grand River offering sampled at the same time (7+). Tangy, spicy pumpkin flavour, perhaps a bit lacking in malt body. Watery body, but nice life and spiciness on the palate, with a tingly finish to it - decent beer, a little too light.

3.2
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
From bottle. Delicate aroma of pumpkin and sweet spices. Syrup and strong hint of cinnamon. Great looking orange/copper colour with white head. Pumpkin flavour, strongly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Smooth texture. Rich finish. This beer grows on you. Now I’m towards the end I love it. The spices in this beer remind me of a Christmas ale.

3.2
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
650ml bottle
5.5% ABV
I tried this beer on September 30, 2008 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent orangy-gold with a thin light brown head that lingered. The aroma was weakly pumpkin-like, with some grassy malts, and cinnamon. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was malty, but there was a hint of pumpkin, and more than a hint of cinnamon.

3.2
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Orange amber with full white head. Aroma: pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Flavor is pritty much the same as the aroma. Palate: creamy and thick a well balance beer.

3.2
strowlands8 (209) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
Orangey/Dark Gold colour, smells like clove, with a big white head with pretty solid lacing Taste is of pumpkin and clove with a bit of light bitterness. Definitely pumpkin, pretty good to try but definitely not the best.

3.2
decimator (51) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
650ml bottle (with a cool orange jack-o-lantern) poured into a pint glass. Poured a clear golden color with a bit of an orange tint. The 1" head didnít last long. The aroma is where this beer shined. Smells like pumpkin pie! Yum, I love pumpkin pie! Iím picking up plenty up desert spice aromas such as nutmeg, cloves & allspice and some sweet pumpkin flesh. After the first smell my expectations were high. I was a bit disappointed by the taste. Sure, thereís was a taste of pumpkin and desert spices among the sweet malts and light hops but it was quite mild. Certainly milder then the aroma indicated. Could have had more intensity, a bit more sweetness and more spiciness. Mouthfeel was that of an average beer. It didnít stand out for me. Itís was OK to drink. Made for a good desert beverage after my dinner. I donít hate this beer. I just think thereís room for improvement. Iíll probably have it again around Thanksgiving and/or Halloween.

3.2
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
650mL bottle. Not a bad beer, but not a big fan of pumpkin beers in general. Orange colour, small white head. Nose of cloves, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Medium body, taste of more pumpkin and spice, relatively sweet.

3.2
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2009
Nutmeg and allspice ale aroma. Golden with thick white head that thins quickly with a little lacing. Dry, bitter, nutmeg, allspice taste. Concentrated on the spices but they forgot the pumpkin.

3.2
rederic (3335) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2009
650ml bottle, amber color, with a thick white head, yeasty, spicy nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, gingerbread, with a toasted, biscuity malt, bready dough, pumpkin skin accent, and light pumpkin pie aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp, faint fruity pumpkin, spicy character of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, gngerbread, with a biscuity, caramel malt note and a hint of cookie dough, with mild pumpkin skin fruitiness, and faint flowery hop grassy accent, leading towards a toasted malty, spicy cinnamon, lingering hop bitterness finish.


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