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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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3.65/5
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394 Ratings
St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale)St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 08-31-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,198
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
394
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 394 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of patre_tim
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange to blood red, filtered with lots of carbonation, and a finger of off white head.

Smells of pumpkins and pumpkin spice- nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. I'm getting caramel as well.

Its very delicately presented, and I predominately get caramelised pumpkin flesh, with the pumpkin spices in the background. Toasted malts, coke and creme brulee are also present.

Medium body, with lots of soda like carbonation.

Got this in Waterloo, drinking it at the cottage on Lake Muskoka, Nov 23rd, 2017. Well done. Not the best pumpkin ale I've had this year, but very pumpkin forward.

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Photo of Jtee
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 473ml can served straight from the fridge at 8 degrees Celsius into a white wine glass. If deciphered correctly, the best before date is Jun.23.2018.

Look: The beer pours a brilliant deep copper with 2cm of dense, deep tan head that pretty quickly settles to a thinnest of caps in 2+ minutes. Dayum the colour is beautiful. Mediocre overall head with decent lacing.

Smell: Moderate strength and sweet. Right off the bat there's some spicy and herbal hop character that disappears very quickly. Strong spices take over with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Haha, gingerbread cookies. Very faint pumpkin – I would like a little more given it's a pumpkin ale. Moderate specialty malts with notes of caramel and raisins join the ranks with the spices. The aroma turns out to be intriguing.

Taste: Moderate strength and balanced. Cinnamon and pumpkin at the front followed by cloves and a caramelly, dried fruit malt backbone. There's a noticeable (slightly unpleasant) metallic note as the beer moves towards a balanced, intense, and lingering finish.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth with a hint of warmth from the alcohol and a relatively dry finish. Mostly pleasant if the pace is slow. There's an ever so slightly acrid quality that rears its head with a quicker pace.

Overall: My opinion changed quite a bit from the initial sniff to finishing the can. At first I was not a fan of the nose as it was just all spice and not much else. However, upon giving the beer time to warm and after some contemplation I really ended up liking it. The looks and aroma are very good with the flavour not living up to the expectations created by the two. The second best pumpkin ale I've had this season. Try it!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was dark amber almost murky to milky brown colored with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Not much lace, seemed messy - what was there.
The aroma had some cinnamon, cloves, earthy notes, and some dried pumpkin scent. Dried grassiness, and a light caramel to biscuit maltiness came in for a subtle balance.
The flavor was semi-sweet touching through the spices for a quaint balance. Light aftertaste of the pumpkin, earthiness and caramel to biscuit tones.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt as projected. Earthy to clove and cinnamon in the finish with barely any pumpkin.
Overall, quite an interesting pumpkin ale as the "pumpkin aroma and flavor" seems very far underneath.

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Photo of Simon212
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbooks
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fisherbray
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frank-N-tine
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mermaidsaya
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebLego_MTL
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncherf
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby red body with a little bit of white head that quickly decays. The scent is big on cloves, cinnamon, caramel, and rich malts along with some fairly sharp hops. The taste is fairly light in full honesty, with carbonation dominating up front, followed by sweet cinnamon and some piney hops at the back. The feel is definitely a bit overwhelmed with carbonation. Overall a decent beer for number 200!

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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of -chii-
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Bunman3
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Methinks this is a "love it or hate it" beer. It pours nicely, with a bit of quickly dissipating foamy head. The smell and taste are certainly pleasant, but overall, this is a fizzy mess in my books.

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Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mademers
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.5oz bottle, dated H0414? Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmet, ginger, and clove. The taste follows closely with pumpkin, spices, and bready malts but has a weak intensity. Good body and above average carbonation. Overall, it has a great smell but needs way more flavor.

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

Photo of Jaydee01
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale) from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 394 ratings
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