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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395 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:
#34,600
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
395
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
37
Trade:
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Ratings: 395 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Jaydee01
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thrifty101091
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a medium to deep amber color.

The aroma hits of nutmeg, clove, pumpkin spice, hints of candy brown sugar sweetness.

The beer hits of sharp apple pie spices, cinnamon, clove, ginger, brown sugar, toasty malts. The sweetness is well balanced with the apple pie style spices, while leaning away from being the American palate of a "pumpkin pie."

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of theDuck
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.5 bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: An earthy and toasty malt forward aroma with a scent of pumpkin, spices, and caramel. Good hints of pumpkin with a scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and and clove spicing. Toasted malt hints of caramel, grains, biscuit, and yeast. Hops are pretty light. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and toasty malt driven taste with notes of pumpkin, spices, and caramel malt. Nice real pumpkin taste along with spice notes of Cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Toasted malt notes of caramel, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Very light hops. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty nice take on a Pumpkin Ale. Nice balance of spices and malt sweetness.

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

Photo of ZachT
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Max8787
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Great pumpkin ale but if you want a brew from QC from this category; i'd recommand "La Magouille"

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Photo of KLHBB
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a gorgeous mahogany, the taste is sweet and spicy, medium bodied, high carbonation. Easy to drink and quite good. I'm a pumpkin ale fan and, though not the best I've had, this runs with the pack quite nicely.

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Photo of jfreeze
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice cloudy orange color. Almost no head. Very nice mix of sweet pumpkin and the pumpkin spice. I really enjoyed the nice balance of the beer not to sweet not too much pumpkin spice. A very nice easy to drink. balance.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is roasted pumpkin. Nice.
The taste is malty with pumpkin flavor, but nicely balanced.
The texture is softer.
A pretty good pumpkin beer.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huffs
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours from the fresh (just hit liquor stores) bottle into my glass a copper/amber/almost ruby colour, capped by a couple fingers of head that recedes fairly quickly but leaves nice lacing. Lots of visible effervescence.

Smell is starchy, with shades of Dr. Pepper (both the drink and the beer+shot cocktail), something almost cola-like, hint of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon. About what you'd expect, but also a certain spiciness.

Taste is spicy, slightly starchy, fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Good and malty; sweet, but there is actually a decent amount of balancing bitterness. High carbonation but medium body.

Not my favourite pumpkin beer, but a good starter for pumpkin-beer-season.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant a lively copper gold to amber under a frothy 1” white to cream foam collar that quickly dissipates.
S: Big pumpkin aromas that quickly die out, some light malts.
T: Starts with a little malt, light sweetness, and then finishes, drying out with pumpkin and spices.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: This is not overly sweet, and the dryness is very nice. The spice aftertaste does capture the pumpkin pie spice – some cinnamon, clove, cardamom, but subtle and not heavy handed.

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St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale) from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 395 ratings
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