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


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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1606) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2009
Drank 15 C. Immediately sexy wine-like and enjoyable. Aromas of sweet malt mingled with spice and warm squashy aroma. Very different layers of flavor going on, with almost a tiny bit of gueuze-like beautiful musty sour feel over the late finish. Also some cola, citrus, spice. Not as "pie-like" as the others, and shows less grassy hops (which ordinarily fight the added spices). Could certainly be pumpkin in there, sure... but this is irrelevant, what weve got is a very seriously tasty beer. Buy shiploads if you see it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009

Source:12 oz bottle at a tasting in Nashville.
Glass:Fullers snifter.
Appearance:Clear copper pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma:Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with caramel malt present.
Flavor:Caramel malt base with cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:Pretty good pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2009
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark, clear copper colour with fizzy, quickly disappearing off-white head. Nice spicy aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. Same spices very prominent in flavour with pumpkin more in background along with caramel malt. Crisp, dry finish with lingering spiciness. A nice fall beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Typical pumpkin ale with the usual spice profile. Smells like pumpkin and allspice. Chestnut body with a thin head and very minimal lacing. Light to medium bodied, spicy and sweet. Caramel, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Standard for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3931) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Sampled at a Mead, Cider, and Beer Tasting sponsored by Binnys Beverage Depot in Glen Ellyn, IL. Poured to my wine/sampler glass a clear, deep brownish amber with off white, fine bubbled foam and fair lacing. The aroma was caramelly sweetness and pie spices, with nutmeg high lighted. The flavor added to these a complimenting dryness, but the body was somewhat thin. Liked the deeper than average hue than most other pumpkin ales offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
341ml brown bottle. Orange colour, thin white cap. Sweet nose, caramel, cinnamon. Has a toasty malts flavour, caramel sweetness, cloves. Dry finish with some mineral character. Some clovey aftertaste. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Pleasant fall brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (4011) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle - 341ml. Limpid amber body with heavy carbonation and a decent off-white foamy/bubbly head. Malty/hoppy aroma with ginger and cinnamon hints. Taste is well balanced, but it lacks strength and complexity. It carries some spicy notes. Pumpkin flavors are barely detectable. Ends with a decent bitter/spicy finish. Interesting autumn ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
I really enjoy this seasonal classic. Nutmeg and clove dominate the aroma with a bit of brown sugar. Taste is more of the same spices and it is here you get the pumpkin vegetable taste. It has a smooth palate with very little carbonation and medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11516) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
Somewhat underated beer, this one a little aged and only the better for it. Allspice, caramel, not a bad drinker and above-average for a pumpkin style beer. Decent and complex aroma, dark brown colour, above average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle. Copper coloring. Quick dissipation of 1/2" head. Active carbonation from bottom. Translucent. Wooden, earthy, almost metallic in aroma. Light in body and limited flavoring. Hints of honey; corn-like in finish.

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