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


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RATINGS: 390   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, - OCT 27, 2012
Coppery orange pour with a white fizzy head. Spicy cinnamon scent. Like cold pumpkin pie. Taste matches the smell with a distinct malty grassy beerness. The initial mouth is all pumpkin and spice, but it finished malty and ale like. Aftertaste really brings in the cinnamon. This one seems like it could use more alcohol. It needs a bit of a bite that isn’t there. Still a very well balanced and good beer. I definitely become a fan of McAuslan over the last few years.

MorBeers (5) - Fogliano, ITALY - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 bottle. nice deep copper with lasting head and good clarity. pumpkin pie spices at nose, nutmeg, little cinnamon. medium body, flavor is complex, lot of spices, sweet with a little astringency. A nice little warming up sensation even with only 5% alcohol. I liked it, a good pumpkin beer.

Kronhjort1996 (74) - Århus C, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2017
Krydderi brunkage og græskar amber, clear, hovedet er meningsløst Meget sød, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,

Emperor62 (23) - FRANCE - OCT 31, 2017
D'apparence ambrée, elle donne tout son arôme dès l'ouverture, bonne en goût, peu amère et légère (peu de bulle, 5%), elle se bois très facilement. Gout de citrouille et d'épice bien présent. Je n'ai absolument aucune idée de pourquoi j'ai pensé à la Smirnoff Ice à la première gorgé et les suivantes...

Gangstergafje (1274) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2017
22-10-2017; botle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their October discovery box). The looks of the beer are fine. Not to special, but nice. It looks like most Pumpkin Ales. The color of the beer is amber brown, or dark orange. The beer is crystal clear. On top a rather rough layer of foam is formed. Foam retention is rather low. Hardly anything is left after a few seconds. The smell of the beer is nice. It is not the strongest smelling Pumpkin Ale, but it sure is nice. It is a nice spicy, sweet aroma, that clearly is an autumn smell. I smell pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, hints of clove, some bitter but fresh hops and a lovely caramel malt touch. I love the selection of spices in combination with the pumpkin. Lovingly gentle. It's great. The taste is of the same quality. Lovely caramel malty touch, sweet pumpkin, strong spiciness from the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. They are lovely, quite gentle, but still nice. The beer is lovingly balanced. Nice. The palate of the beer is also nice. Medium body, smooth texture and medium carbonation. The finish of the beer is very nice. It is filled with pumpkin and spice, but also some nice alcohol. I like it a lot. Nice.

daenelyn (99) - - OCT 21, 2017
Robe ambr�e peu de mousse. Nez �pic�e cannelle. Bouche �pic�e cannelle. Tres bon

BreWedge (558) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 20, 2017
On tap @ Canuck Club. Pours a clear, dark orange/Amber with a small off white head. Aromas are bready, molasses, and a little spice (cinnamon). Tastes are spice dominant with nutmeg and cinnamon with a light sweet overtone. Light to medium body, assertive carbonation and a medium spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

loscovar (715) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle from Saveur bières.com. Amber color, white head. Cinnamon, ginger, winter spices. Not my thing

AleRider78 (1456) - 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!

Jabic (702) - 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.

paulcliff (60) - - 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

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