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

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RATINGS: 152   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 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2009 2009-09-10. No notes; The spices seem much more assertive than in previous years, one in particular stands out but I dont know what it is, perhaps nutmeg? Pumpkin is noticeable but defers to the spices. Supporting beer is a touch light, leaving the spice as the dominant character. Pleasant. Cask at the brewery

Sept 2007. Cest What Festival of Small Breweries. Orange body with a short lived head. Muted aroma in the first sample is bigger in the second. Fruity quasi-pumpkin in the nose. Flavour has similar fruitiness with more obviously identified pumpkin, moderate spices with clove sticking out a bit more than the rest, especially after it is confirmed to be there. Smooth average to medium palate ( 6+). I found this to be more pumpkiny but a little less interesting than Grand Rivers offering. A very nice beer though, I look forward to seeing it every year. 7/3/7/3+//14-15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3293) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
Draught sample at Cest Whats 2007 Fall Festival of Craft Breweries. Light, clear amber with a pure white head. Aroma is great - sweet malt, pumpkin, and a good balance of spice. Body is a touch thin, but not bad. Flavour follows the aroma - nice spice notes (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves) and some caramel malts, a hint of pumpkin, and enough hops in the finish to tie it together. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Orange pour, small white head. Good aroma - spice, some pumpkin. Good taste - lots of pumpkin, even some alcohol surprisingly, and certainly some hops. Not all that spicy. Very drinkable. Good stuff guys, another one-off winner!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
Bouteille 650ml tiquete sous le nom Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur orange et claire. Nez pic (cannelle, muscade, lger de clou de girofle, traces de pain dpices et de gingembre), lger de grains de crales et de citrouille avec des notes de biscuits. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un ptillement moyen-bas mais croustillant ainsi quune texture lgrement crmeuse et aux notes huileuses. Got pic (cannelle, moyen de muscade, lger de clou de girofle, traces de gingembre) avec un lger got de citrouille ainsi que des traces fruites (citron) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un lger got de biscuits au pain dpices (prsent en arrire-got jusquen finale) ainsi que des notes de crales fraches et de pain puis en finale lon retrouve un lger regain de got pic (pain dpices et muscade) avec des notes amres de houblon herbeux (herbe mouille). Post-got moyen, aux petites notes amres de houblon herbeux ainsi quavec un got pic (muscade, lger de cannelle et notes de pain dpices) et un petit got de citrouille.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
An interesting beer. Pour is golden orangey with a medium sized head with no lacing. Aroma is spicy with hitns of allspice, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, etc. Taste is slightly pumpkin with hints of spice. Overall, pretty good, but could have more Pumpkin taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
Tasted Oct 2010. 650 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours amber in colour, with nice frothy off-white head. Aroma and taste are classic pumpkin spice, with a hint of pumpkin flesh. Pretty good one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Bomber purchased at the LCBO in Dundas. Pours a very light copper orange with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy and of pumpkin and something else, nutmeg possibly. Taste is spicy and of pumpkin, hop bitter. Quite light in the mouth feel. There is an after taste that I find with all Great Lakes Brewing brews that is very tart. Almost mouth puckering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1822) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (313) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light brown with an off white head. Aroma is pumpkin and subtle spice cloves. Flavour is baked pumpkin pie - excellent. Finish is slightly sweet and spice. Well done pumpkin ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (18100) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergiet sich ein trbes orangegelbes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Geruch wrzig, fruchtig, Krbis. Geschmack fruchtig nach Krbis, Zimtgeschmack, trocken malzig fruchtiger Abgang.


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