Great Lakes Saison DuPump | Great Lakes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada
greatlakesbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pumpkin Farmhouse Ale

Added by liamt07 on 09-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange with lots of carbonation, like more than soda water. No head (ironic, considering the scarecrow on the label)

Smells of roasted pumpkins, Belgian yeasts, phenols and coriander.

Tastes of Belgian yeasts, phenols, coriander, and maybe some pumpkin, then again, maybe not.

Light, watery body, with overload soda carbonation.

Got tonight in Kitchener, drinking in New Hamburg. I had high expectations when few were left on the shelf. Was hoping for more pumpkin flavour, but as far as a Belgian Ale in general, not necessarily a saison in particular, its ok. Drank Sept 24th, 2016.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RedAleMan
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerboat
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of TerryW
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deliciously grainy and yeasty nose and taste, overall a very appetizing brew. Unremarkable to look at however. Not-quite-clear gold with a very short-lived head and no real lace. Just a small ring as you go. Fairly thin bodied with just a little bite and sparkle from the carbonation. Easy drinking and flavourful, quite enjoyable, worth a try.

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Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Wajohnst
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mjacquard
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of valianes
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Cycle69
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of esto
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for under $6 CDN.

Appearance - slightly hazy, bright golden color with a slight pumpkin tinge. Lots of visible carbonation and topped by nearly a finger of head with minimal retention.

Smell - yeasty with a wallop of pumpkin smell. Slightly vegetative. Very much like toasted pumpkin seeds. Any interesting hybrid between a pair of great styles.

Taste - almost exactly what you'd think a pumpkin saison would be like, some bready and yeasty flavours, with the toasted pumpkins eyed flavor shining through again. Some distinct candied sweetness mid sip. Very mild bitterness and earthy throughout. Some spices shine through too.

Mouthfeel - smooth, light bodied with intense carbonation. Great light feel with substantial flavor.

Overall - a very well executed pumpkin saison, about exactly what you'd expect for something of this hybrid style. Definitely worth a try and something I will try to pick up again this season.

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3.9 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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