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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

456 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

wiscokid920, Monday at 01:21 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Syraquse, Sunday at 07:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

stakem, Sunday at 01:36 AM
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3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ThrewRedButter, Saturday at 09:41 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

kevinmaher, Saturday at 05:34 AM
Photo of WunderLlama
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Pumpkin , cinnamon flavored beer

Happy Halloween

WunderLlama, Saturday at 03:17 AM
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3.72/5  rDev +8.1%

AMarkle6524, Friday at 06:40 PM
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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

AnitaBrewski, Friday at 04:25 AM
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3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

wollefdoogylloj, Oct 16, 2014
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1.4/5  rDev -59.3%

Ryan1994, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

This one's not nearly as bad as the bros review or even the overall BA score would indicate. If you like your pumpkin beers to taste like pumpkin pie then keep looking. Try a Whole Hog Pumpkin or that tsp of vanilla extract per bottle beer that everyone on BA likes so much Pumking. This falls in line with alot of the Wolaver's stuff I've had in that it's not a wow beer, but there's also not much wrong with it. It's a beer you aren't going to fall in love with, but it's also an easy drinker in a category that seems to go way overboard with flavors. If you're gonna have just one, this probably isn't the one, but It's a nice followup to drink after punching yourself in the face with some of the other pumpkins out there. Try it after you drank something called Imperial Pumpkin something or other and you'll be glad you did.

thebeersrallright, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

BeerCon5, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Mikeypnh, Oct 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

DCLAguy11, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

sjones5045, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Cook82, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

JMScowcroft, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

BodiesLexus, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

TheNightwatchman, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

kyle86, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

mtnwesdew, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Nice orange/amber hue,next to no head but unlike most other pumpkins, this one laced the glass with spots all the way down.
Outstanding nose that is a bit lighter in taste and sweetness than the aroma implies.
If you crave the heavy caramel malt and pie crust with a whipped cream sweetness, this may not be the one for you.
Light and easy drinking, I found myself enjoying the second bottle more than the first.
Despite the predominately low ratings here on BA, respect the fact that
Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale won the GOLD MEDAL at the 2014 GABF out of 52 entries, an award that should increase the profile as well as the ratings of this finely crafted organic Pumpkin Ale.

Hendry, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Homebrew25, Oct 11, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

9/18...pours hazy rusty autumn, thick lacing, very little foam. Earthy pumpkin nose, light spice. Taste is a grittier, hoppier pumpkin. Earthy. Not sweet. Very natural tasting. And very good.

KTCamm, Oct 11, 2014
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Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
79 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.