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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Each year as the leaves fall and the north wind blows, St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale make its return – a magical potion that casts a potent spell with its well-crafted blend of blond and caramelized malts, gentle hop, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and pumpkin. Its delicate malty character and hint of sweetness will quench any creature looking for easy-drinking refreshment.

AKA McAuslan Spiced Pumpkin for a time.

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3.6
AleRider78 (1409) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2017
Tallboy from LCBO. Pours a pretty large foamy beige head and has an amber appearance. Ok lacing. Moderate carbonation. Great retention. Strong aromas of pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavours are most notably the pumpkin spice, but also with some nutmeg and cinnamon, cloves, similar to aroma, it's all there and actually balances out so the pumpkin spice is not too overpowering. Still some sweetness but not like other pumpkin beers I've had. This has the right level and is moderate in the spice department, as in I could have it one after another rather than be or off by it, again like others rated. Pretty good!

4.1
Jabic (660) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Ar: Bright and bold pumpkin spice--nutmeg, clove, and a hint of cinnamon; caramel and toast dessert crusts. Ap: Deep amber-mahogany; clear; small tan head with poor retention, leaving a spritz-looking ring of medium-small bubbles and a little central nebula. T: Ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove; medium-light sweetness; spices are bright but not at all sharp; deep caramel and biscuit; graham crackers; bitterness is medium-low, not much hop flavor gets through, just a bit of herbalness; finish is drying nutmeg, clove, and a touch of raisin. P: Full-bodied with medium-high carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: I like this pumpkin ale a lot; great spice mix and presentation, very assertive, yet balanced, and fresh; malt character is rich and deep; holding up well to the spices.

3.6
paulcliff (57) - - OCT 7, 2017
Glorious aroma of pumpkin spice entices immediately! Pours a clear deep orangey-brown colour with little head. Combines the toasty/malty flavours of a good ale with the taste of pumpkin and the spice lingers on the finish. Love this one! So seasonal and festive! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Subliminal64 (211) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2017
Where Purchased: 473ml can from the LCBO Consumed: from the can Aroma: Smells spicy and pumpkins. Appearance : not sure. Consumed from can Taste: very well balanced. Lots of spice and pumkin notes mixed with a good malty ale. Palate :medium body. Somewhat sweet aftertaste. Good carbonation. Overall: not my favourite style of beer, but this was one of the best I've had. Everything was in balance. Quality beer. I was glad to try and would buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.

3.2
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Wow, extremely carbonated with like a zillion little bubbles that keep rising up and a thick bubbling head. Unsettling a little but still nice to look at. A hazy orange-brown with some red in it rounds things off. Smell: Major whiff of ginger and some hops. A nice malty background but the spices dominate here. I get some mint in there also. It smells like a fresh breath of air though a tad too polished. Taste: Pumpkin spice and ginger with a bit of hop bitterness but otherwise has a kind of abrupt finish. Better as it warms with a mesh of spices but tastes a tiny bit artificial. Mouthfeel: Not as aggressive on the carbonation as i would have thought though it is up there. Medium body that wears thin near the end.

3.1
Ratman197 (15208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, nutmeg, clive and light cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, clove, cinnamin and nutmeg with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.

3.3
KansaiBeerLvrs (5302) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2016
St-Ambroise Citrouille 5% The only pumpkin beer I was able to pick up in Montreal is one is been meaning to try for awhile. The color is a deep orange brown with bad head retention with the fizzy beige head disappearing as fast as one on a class of cola. The aroma on this satisfies with a classic pumpkin pie spice component: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and an enticing fruitiness. Light bodied with a raspy somewhat rough carbonation and dry finish. This lack of depth detracts from my enjoyment of the beer somewhat but it still gives you fruit cake, nuts, and pumpkin pie spices. It’s a shame the body/flavor don’t live up to that aroma but it remains a fairly well balanced pumpkin beer. If they thickened the body and smoothed out the carbonation it’d be a real winner.

3.1
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. The taste follows closely with pumpkin, spices, and bready malts but has a weak intensity. Good body and above average carbonation.

3.4
guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 29, 2016
Pours a dark brown copper color with a medium tan head. Not much head retention. Aroma is strong spices, mostly nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and a faint caramel malt nose. Taste is medium sweetness. Nice mouth feel for the style. Medium body. Small hops in the end. Not bad actually

3.5
cards04 (2850) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
A nice pumpkin ale. Pours a good looking orange/brown with persistent head. Aromas of pumpkin, bread, sweet malts. More pumpkin flavours with spice notes and lots of malty goodness.


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