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

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83
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388 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
388
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 388 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of Jaisell
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Max8787
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -1.6%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +0.3%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huffs
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +8.7%
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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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper reddish color with strong subtle activity. Almost creamy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 8 minutes, with average legs.

Aromas and flavors of black pepper, fruits, grains, caramel, nuts, herbal spices. More a black pepper taste with faint pumpkin and cinnamon flavors. Well balanced between sweetness and sharpness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well intensified but short finish, ending with a slightly bitter spicy herbal saaz feel.

Overall an average craft, well balanced and complex flavors but an over buried pumpkin taste with a flat and stale feel.

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Photo of Merticois
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elamb106
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

St-Ambroise Citrouille (The Great Pumpkin Ale) from McAuslan Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 388 ratings.
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