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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

358 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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

New York

2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18%

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Vermont

3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 18:46:16 | More by Chakri
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MrBeto

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-01-2014 21:42:08 | More by MrBeto
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asaharyev

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very sweet pumpkin in the aroma, with a bit of zucchini and hints of Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale banana bread. There’s also a good deal of fall spices, particularly cinnamon, though the sweetness takes over. The taste follows, very sweet up front and at the end, with a bit of a toffee character to the malt. The middle has some of the actual pumpkin flavor, with weird banana notes. Overall, this one was too sweet for me. I assume Wolaver’s uses only organic pumpkins in the brew process, but the flavor tastes similar to artificial pumpkin to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 15:51:25 | More by asaharyev
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-14-2014 01:53:11 | More by weeare138
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-10-2014 02:43:12 | More by Goldndomer
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cmq103

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-01-2014 23:30:30 | More by cmq103
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-01-2014 19:07:39 | More by ShepardCommander
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-20-2014 00:46:29 | More by Lehighace06
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-20-2013 03:08:23 | More by BeerForMuscle
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

12-05-2013 15:18:06 | More by NonicPanic
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really, truly thought that I had finally exhausted my pumpkin beer stash for the year and then this one popped up! I want to get back to The CANQuest (TM), plus now the Holiday beers are starting to appear ...

From the bottle: "Better beer[,]Better world"; "Brewed with Vermont pumpkins"; "Since 1987, Wolaver's has combined a passion for exceptional ales along with a strong belief in the benefits of organic farming. Handcrafted by Otter Creek Brewing, Middlebury, VT, we are proud to brew the finest organic ales using the highest quality local Vermont and domestic ingredients."; "Generous use of Vermont grown organic pumpkins artfully blended with four fresh organic spices craft this seasonal treat."; "Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Organic."

I have a nice, clean glass fresh from the dishwasher and the pour went well, creating a finger of dense, eggnog-colored head with good retention. Color was a rich coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, ~ 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pretty big cinnamon presence along with clove and nutmeg. The malts gave it a cookie-like nose. Mouthfeel was medium and the cinnamon was big and immediate on the tongue. The finish was semi-dry from the spices and I felt as though I had been chewing a stick of Big Red when I was finished. It was an interesting beer, but one was plenty at this juncture.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 22:51:05 | More by woodychandler
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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-20-2013 02:55:28 | More by nebula1999
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-18-2013 12:35:12 | More by Travcofarms
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Jersh67

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

11-08-2013 20:49:23 | More by Jersh67
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ptat

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-04-2013 22:18:42 | More by ptat
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Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
78 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.