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Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin AleWolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

372 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2008)
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DracoWH

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours clear, light amber, many bubbles. Thin, foamy head, about a finger thick, reduces fairly quickly, but does not completely dissipate, leaving a little creamy foam across the entire surface. Lots of small bubbles rising quickly to the top

On the nose, it is sweet and creamy, mostly pumpkin pie spice, with some yeastiness, a hint of smoke and a touch of caramel.

Taste: Drier than I expected, medium to high carbonation, but very fine bubbles - almost champagne-like, and will foam in your mouth if you swish it around. In the fore, there is a bit of citrus sourness, followed by a light taste of pumpkin and malt, but mostly pumpkin pie spice, with a spice lingering on the finish. There is a bit of lingering bitterness on the long finish, too (almost, but not quite like, an IPA...I would call this the Pale Ale of Pumpkin Ales for that citrus taste up front followed by the bitterness. It is not overpowering by any means, but it *is* noticeable.)

I could drink this any time in the season in which it is released, if it was the only seasonal available, but I would probably choose other seasonal brews if they were available. It is somewhat unremarkable, but good for the beginning of the season, when you still have some of that summer heat around, and are just beginning to head into "harvest season."

08-25-2014 14:52:46 | More by DracoWH
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AyeMito

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

This beer is pretty unexceptional. Its not bad, but not that great either. I get pretty standard notes of pumpkin and spices like nutmeg and brown sugar on the nose leading to a very mild flavor on the palate. I hardly get any pumpkin and more of a slight spice tone. It feels slightly bland to me.

08-25-2014 00:43:00 | More by AyeMito
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-23-2014 02:51:30 | More by foghornleghorn22
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Appliedchaos


4.4/5  rDev +29.4%

08-22-2014 13:22:55 | More by Appliedchaos
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Python6586

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

08-21-2014 23:04:14 | More by Python6586
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-19-2014 07:31:36 | More by zestar
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-16-2014 21:14:13 | More by MouldyCrow
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.72/5  rDev +9.4%

08-16-2014 01:51:55 | More by sebaastionb
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decaff

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

08-14-2014 23:57:57 | More by decaff
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codypage30


4.04/5  rDev +18.8%

08-14-2014 13:13:26 | More by codypage30
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JOHNKNEEGEEZ

Maine

2.76/5  rDev -18.8%

08-13-2014 22:57:42 | More by JOHNKNEEGEEZ
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-04-2014 14:42:04 | More by tkdchampxi
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-01-2014 15:20:10 | More by Doomcifer
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-28-2014 20:22:16 | More by mklisz
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-22-2014 01:29:31 | More by SuperHop18
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-17-2014 18:49:35 | More by MattSharpless
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

07-13-2014 23:24:23 | More by curlybird
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-10-2014 19:52:00 | More by bobv
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rallyr32

New York

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

05-19-2014 22:31:12 | More by rallyr32
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-01-2014 22:48:37 | More by muskiesman
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-29-2014 17:52:17 | More by ramrod666
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-28-2014 00:29:38 | More by PEIhop
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-16-2014 15:16:41 | More by Fettpopps
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-12-2014 01:54:01 | More by BH712
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Chakri

Vermont

3.19/5  rDev -6.2%

Its better than all others in the Volaver's organic assorted beers collection. Next time I would go and buy this alone than the other Volaver's ales. To mention I never like those dark colored ales/beers which would taste a bit like chocolate. This was a good tasting beer.

03-09-2014 18:46:16 | More by Chakri
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Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
78 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.