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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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457 Ratings

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 35 | 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%

edzo22, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

kemkempalace, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Dray, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a deep mostly clear orange. White lacing for a head.

Smells of semi-sweet pumpkin, biscuit malt, and a hint of cinnamon.

Tastes of biscuity malt, maybe slightly toasty, with a hint of pumpkin and some mild pumpkin pie spice.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A fairly standard pumpkin ale that could stand to have more pumpkin in the flavor, but is otherwise decent if forgettable. Worth trying but not nearly the best pumpkin ale out there.

Cylinsier, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of DMXLOX22
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a single 12 ounce bottle of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's in Drexel Hill. Liked the fact that it's organic. Let's see how this goes.

Appearance: pours a copper brown that is good, kind of impressive, but mostly uninspired. Hazy, dark amber. Not a bad color, but plain. Not too bad.

Smell: FIrst aromas I can sense a strong odor of nutmeg. A little overpowering, but not unbearable. Some cloves and pumpkin can be detected. Very little in the grassy malts, which is perfect for a pumpkin ale. I've heard of organic beers not being up to par in the smell department, but this one is pretty good if that's the worse of it.

Taste: First sips I can sense a slight hint of pumpkin and cinnamon. Kind of a little bitter, especially for a pumpkin beer. Cloves and nutmeg also round out the end. Aftertaste isn't too bad but a little surprised to sense lemon. Not very sweet, but the main problem I'm experiencing is no flavors are coming out to grab me. None are very inviting. Oh well, better luck next time.

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium carbonation. Not too heavy to drink. Rather watery.

Overall: Coming into this beer, I was a bit hopeful considering this was an organic beer. I'm all about the pumpkin beers right now and was hoping to find a delicious brew that sticks out. This one wasn't particular in my favor. Pretty plain. Some flavors did come out and memorable. But overall, not very exciting. I probably wouldn't have again, but I may recommend to a friend. Better luck next time. Cheers!

DMXLOX22, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

mattyrubes, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Chevelle66, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

ImpactDan, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jefftuck47, Sep 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

rjvanston, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

bluerabbit, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

surfrogue1, Sep 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jwps214, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

bf7, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

BobsledTM, Sep 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

soupieman, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

CreekyJarls, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

mckowned, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall a nice pumpkin beer that I'd purchase again...

Pours a hazy, dark copper colour with a limited white that has good retention. Well balanced yet mild aroma of pumpkin fruit and subtle pie spices. The flavour is equally well balanced, albeit with slightly more cloves in the body than I'd personally choose, but a nice blend of malts and pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg etc.

hopsolutely, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

billab914, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

InspectorBob, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

AndrewMichael, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

RogerSterling, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Ironcityblackand, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

mikehillman, Sep 12, 2013
Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
79 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.