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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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83
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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 16
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 08-31-2007

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheHammer
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A darker orange colour with solid carbonation in the body. However the complete lack of head doesn't do it a lot of favours though.

Smell: Pumpkin and spice as to be expected as nutmeg dominates the nose. A nice note of brown sugar and caramel malt however backs it up, making this interesting.

Taste: Starts with some mild spiced malt, as cinnamon and brown sugar dance across the tongue as a mild pumpkin taste makes itself known, bringing along with it a touch of nutmeg and a more malty sweetness to round it out.

Mouthfeel: Excellent transitioning, carbonation helps out the entire beer but points get deducted for the lack of head. The aftertaste is a mild pumpkin and spice taste, although it starts to get dry and clingy near the end of the beer.

Drinkability: This went down very quick, which is really a first for me with this style. On the lighter end of medium bodied which I like as well. Not as sweet as you'd expect so it's more then just a desert beer in my eyes.

Final Thoughts: Although this is a seasonal, this is a beer I wouldn't mind drinking any time of the year...well maybe not in the summer, but the point is most Pumpkin beer's I've had have been "Well, I had one, glad that seasonal is over." Give this one a shot, as it's certainly the best I've had from this style so far.

Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Brad007
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild amber color with blonde highlights and a thin head into my glass. This is not the first great pumpkin ale I've had.

Lots of nutmeg. Bread. Pumpkin pie in all.

Imagine the sweetest, crispiest pumpkin pie crust you can think of. Now, torch that. Describes the flavor.

Mouthfeel is more of the same.

It is what it is. A decent seasonal ale.

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

there have been so many new (or new to Colorado) pumpkin beers this fall. it has been hard to keep up with them, although I have been working hard to do so! this one blends into the crowd just a little, by being more spice than vegetable, and by having that touch of vanilla sweetness to it that seems popular this go around, but it also stands out by being perhaps the easiest drinking, least filling, cleanest finishing, full flavored version I have come across. it pours a clear almost red orange color, rusty but bright, with an inch of relaxed tan head. a nose of clove and allspice, not heavy, but not remote either, and sweet red malt. copper and mineral flavors start, pumpkin pie spice takes the middle, and a honey vanilla complex rounds it out, before an almost lager-like quality takes over, crisping everything up and erasing the finish. its delicious, sessionable, and has all the elements of a good pumpkin ale. I think the feel makes this memorable for me. I wish it came in sixes instead of fours, but a lovely brew all up.

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cardmarauder
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Brendog9
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dcs1548
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of grimey68
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Mphis
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of grittybrews
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of sevenshubby
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of hopsputin
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: dark ruby red with hints of burnt orange. 3 finger white fizzy head that fades pretty quickly. much more red than i expected in a pumpkin beer

s: lots of spice in the nose. cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and pie crust dominate the nose. the pumpkin aroma is here too for sure, but takes a smoothly mellow backseat. it smells quite nice

t: definitely spice in here. there is a real nice blend of caramel, mild cinnamon, clove, and a a definite pie crust. then we hit the pumpkin - its a nice warming roasted pumpkin flavor here, like the gut of the pumpkin. ends with sweet maltiness. the pumpkin provides the nice background and spices help to round out the flavor. its draw back is that it could have fuller flavors, it tastes a bit thin

m: medium body, not much carbonation - but some.

o: not the best pumpkin beer out there BUT i like the mellow spices in here. i'm not a fan of the overly spiced pumpkin beers and i like how the spices play out in this one. its worth picking up

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale) from McAuslan Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.