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


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RATINGS: 386   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1285) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2009
[Bottle, thanks wickedpete!] Pours amber with a small off-white head. Huge spice aroma with allspice, nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon, but not much. The taste is really lacking with some spice again, grape...at times it is like drinking mineral water. Fairly thin with an average finish. The aroma is the highlight of this beer, and even then it is just spice dominant and one-dimensional. I like pumpkin beers, but not this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13439) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2009
(341ml, thanks wickedpete) Small beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, allspice, some banana. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle in Montreal. Thin white head on copper. More nutmeg scent than pumpkin. Spicy pumpkin flavour but more spice than pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 [1751-20081003] 341mL bottle. Spiced pumpkin pie aroma has a hint of evergreen. Clear, red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Spiced pumpkin cleaner fluid flavour has lots of pie and all spice. Medium body is a little spicy. Quite nice, great release time, tasty. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
(FOSB 2008 @ Cest What; Toronto, ON)

[2514C-20091002] Tap. Lovely allspice muffin mix aroma has some scented nail polish remover notes. Clear, amber body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Raisin juice apple chunks flavour has some allspice sprinkled throughout. Medium body. Nice spice, odd raisin apple notes, nice overall. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(21st FFOCB @ Cest What; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
bought at the lcbo, wish they had of brought in more. kinda a ruby pour, with good foam. nose is Pumpkin pie, nutmeg, ginger. flavor is similar and well done so balanced and drinkable. probably favorite beer i ave had by them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
Gout de fruits sucrer, et d epices (cannelle, gingembre, msucade, un peu de clou de girofle). Par contre les saveurs ne s etirent pas jusqu a la fin de la bouteille, ca commence a gouter l eau. Sweet fruits and spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a bit of clove). Gets wattery by the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2915) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to Gregclow. Pours Orange brown with tiny head and no visible carbonation. Aroma: Pumpkin, cinnamon, all spice, candy. Nice aroma. Some nutmeg too. Flavour: Initial citron but then a definite and pleasant pumpkin spice flavour with a dry and lingering nutmeg finish. Very enjoyable. Thanks Greg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle, from Rahman. Pours ruby-brown with a white head that dissipates to mere lacing within the minute. Aroma of canned pumpkin and spice, cumin, and caramel malt. Flavor is a light and crisp blend of soft pumpkin, soil and malt. Reminds me of an Alt with pumpkin flavor, with a spiced, sweet finish. Overall, not a special variation on a fall pumpkin beer, but as is usual for St. Ambroise, Citrouille is a decently-crafted offering nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
341ml Bottle: My bottle bills this one as "The Great Pumpkin Ale", and as a massive Charlie Brown fan, I couldn’t help but pick up a pack. Pours deep orange-brown, decent head that doesn’t stick around long. Aroma is powerful, heavy on malty sweetness with noticeable pumpkin spices. Very well balanced on the nose and I can’t wait to try it. The first sip offers lots of cinnamon and a bit of a bitter hop bomb, but it quickly settles down to showcase nutmeg, cloves, and that aforementioned cinnamon. As it warms it waters down, but still one of my favourite pumpkin beers to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
341 mL bottle. (bb 31 mai 09). Deep ruby brown with a small head that quickly disappears entirely. Certainly the nicest smelling pumpkin ale I’ve tried. The spices seem to be distributed differently, and it’s not overpowering as so many pumpkin ales are. The spices are more pronounced in the flavour, but still are not overpowering. You can actually taste the underlying malt. Nice finish and fairly crisp. Not a big fan of the style, but this one ain’t bad.

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