Name: Pumpkin Ale
Brewery: Great Lakes Brewery
Style: Flavored Ale
Origin: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Cost: $4.95 per 650 mL bottle
Pours a slightly cloudy burnt orange with a generous head made of large bubbles. The head tends to linger.
Very hoppy, somewhat acidic smell, with notes of pumpkin and spices like nutmeg and clove.
Dry with very high carbonation, and some chalky mouth-feel.
This pumpkin ale starts sweet, has notes of pumpkin, spices, and grows very hoppy towards the end. The finish is incredibly spicy and has a pine aftertaste.
Brewed in Etobicoke, Great Lakes Brewery’s Pumpkin Ale is a very rough ale that seems like the pumpkin was added as an afterthought. It looks amazing, but the aroma, plate, and flavor, leave a lot to be desired. The spices and hops overwhelm the pumpkin and it finishes stronger then most India Pale Ales.