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Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale
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86
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 18
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 11-29-2005

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 19
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Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 21A). Bottle 65cl - batch n. ?). AROMA: very pleasant pumpkin aroma combined with spices (clove, nutmeg and cinnamon mainly). no esters or other fermentable by-products noticeable. APPEARANCE: Orange / copper, clear, with moussy of-white average retention head. TASTE: distinctive spice flavours (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). no hop flavours but with a balanced bitterness that lingers towards the end. finishes with a note of cinammon. PALATE: medium body with a velvety palate. moderate to moderate-low carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: a great vegetable and spices balanced ale.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Reddish orange in color with good clarity. Poured with a short off-white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Sweet malt , pumpkin and ginger aromas. Medium bodied with rich carbonation and a tangy hop bite through the middle. Rich caramel malt, pumpkin and ginger flavors with a tangy herbal hop bite through the middle. A very malty pumpkin ale without the typical, pepper and coriander spices. Easy drinking....very enjoyable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this growler back in November, popped it today
I poured this beer and it has a very nice amber/orange color body with a thick tan head that lays down to a thin lace.
The smell is very gingery and clove. The taste has a clove and pumpkin flavor up front but then mellows out with some cinnamon and a ginger finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall this is def one of the better pumpkin beers i have had.
I drank some of my frineds growler that was filled when mine was and it is just a awesome beer, wish they would bottle it.

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Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.