Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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71 Ratings
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Great Lakes Pumpkin AleGreat Lakes Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WVbeergeek on 11-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of twonder23
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent burnt orange with bubbles racing upwards; fluffy white head that fades. Nice color and great clarity. The aromas have hints of clove and cinnamon. Caramel malts and some fresh bread in the mix. The flavors are very earthy. I'm picking up some wood. More spices, but it's far from a spice bomb. It is slightly spicy though. Maybe some black pepper in the mix. Lots of fresh squash. A touch of vanilla. Somewhat unique. Very crisp and clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with active carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid pumpkin ale. Nothing too crazy, but remains unique and it's well crafted. Simple and effective. It's just what you'd expect from a pumpkin ale from Great Lakes to be like.

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Photo of ClePaul
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Pumpkin

Look 7/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 87/100

Summery: Easy to drink, lacks full flvor... Taste more like a pumpkin flavored Oktoberfest~

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of titvs
4/5  rDev +2%

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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Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +2%

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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MichaelStoutBeard
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of chefhatt
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Spider889
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DarrylZ
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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