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Great Lakes Saison DuPump | Great Lakes Brewery

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3.91/5
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59 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#11,731
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
59
pDev:
9.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of socon67
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtee
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 650ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 8 degrees Celsius into a white wine glass. No dates on the bottle. Boo.

Look: The beer pours a clear amber with 2cm of dense, off-white head that settles into a craggy cap in 2+ minutes. Overall decent head with poor lacing.

Smell: Medium-light and balanced. The hops have a spicy, herbal, and mildly floral character that compete with the also prominent pumpkin. The yeast brings out phenols that work well together with the subtle, seasonal spices. Faint pale malts create a clean platform for the rest of the ingredients to shine. The aroma is nuanced with layers.

Taste: Moderate intensity and balanced. Very much in line with the aroma. The front delivers pumpkin and hops which transform into phenols and spices which are backed up by a faint, malty sweetness. In essence the flavour is exactly as advertised: beer with pumpkin and spices. Unpretentious and I like it. The finish leans towards sweet with medium length and intensity.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Lively and drying with no apparent alcohol.

Overall: A solid seasonal offering from GLB. I prefer this over their regular pumpkin ale. The different yeast strain adds life and complexity while the higher attenuation improves drinkability. The beer is nuanced and the ingredients are balanced with nobody left behind. I think it's worth a try.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle into snifter. malty sweet with clove, some lemony citric smell, a bit of banana, a bit of pumpkin and pumpkin spices. appropriate medium-ish body with good carbonation. lingering spicy finish

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Photo of StormAles
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Photo of BakaGaijin
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RedAleMan
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Long813
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerboat
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of TerryW
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -4.1%

Photo of Wajohnst
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%

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Great Lakes Saison DuPump from Great Lakes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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