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St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale) - McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale)St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale)

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BA SCORE
83
good

343 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 08-31-2007

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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.5 brown bottle, sample from the importer.

Nearly clear dark copper color, tiny bubble lacing. More spice and gourd in the nose, still pretty beery though. Decent smoothness with a slick medium body. Good dose of pie spice, nothing really pops or breaks out into a wow factor but it works. Hint of caramel and meaty gourd in the middle, caramel and bread crust to finish this brew off.

Good but middle of the road for the whole pumpkin beer thing.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep amber/pale brown producing 2 fingers of light tan, foamy, somewhat lasting head that leaves thin sheets & streaks of lacing. Aroma is spice heavy pumpkin pie: cloves, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.... & little hop presence. As with some pumpkin ales there is something about the smell that is slightly reminiscent of a flat "Dr. Pepper". Taste is similar but ginger, cinnamon & a caramel cola taste dominate, pumpkin is subdued & there is a sweet clove finish with little or no hop presence (which may be masked by the spices). Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy & slightly slick but very prickly in the finish. As with most spice heavy pumpkin ales drinkability declines as you reach the end of the glass.

Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elamb106
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KornWallace
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

It's still technically fall, though it feels like winter here for Orange County (mid 60s, rain). But forget about seasons, here's my first encounter with a Canadian-made pumpkin ale. Out of a 11.5 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

This is a dark amber colored beer with toasted orange hues. On top sits a semi-soapy head with adequate retention of itself. It smells like nutmeg, chewing gum, a note of clove, kiss of pumpkin, mild and interesting

Spiced, but not too spiced. In fact, the spice aspect brings pleasing zing which stimulates the palate. It goes light with the base malt and pumpkin, and focuses more on cinnamon, nutmeg, clove...you know, all those fun spices found in a pumpkin pie. It has a medium body, and with a pleasing spiciness, makes a lovely mouthfeel and an overall good pumpkin ale.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of VashonGuy
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ScotB260
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of MA08
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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1.01/5  rDev -72.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale) from McAuslan Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.