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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

359 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 359
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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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18%

09-18-2012 17:41:45 | More by barneysdad
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle.

Hazy copper-orange with brassy edges. Small, gauzy, bright, cobweb-white head with minimal lacing. Light caramel malt, toasted grains, and peppery spice on the nose. A tad underwhelming.

Toasted grains, followed by pumpkin pie and caramelly malt. Spices (cinnamon, clove), soap (floral, perfumey), and vegetal bitterness take it to the finish. Lingering cucurb. vegetable-ness and some spiced-up caramel malt. Medium body, with a slightly soapy feel. Not my favorite pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 21:57:54 | More by alexgash
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hypoboxer


3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

09-17-2012 21:33:30 | More by hypoboxer
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-16-2012 12:59:29 | More by jpd7374
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dphillips

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-16-2012 00:44:41 | More by dphillips
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18%

09-15-2012 03:23:55 | More by iL0VEbeer
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-14-2012 02:10:09 | More by IPAchris
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

09-13-2012 23:21:33 | More by mfigueroa713
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

09-12-2012 13:10:32 | More by wattoclone
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cortez

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

09-12-2012 05:09:21 | More by cortez
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GCQsOpus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-09-2012 22:24:10 | More by GCQsOpus
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-09-2012 22:11:48 | More by redfox405
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dull orange hue with no head at all, just some, white foamy bubbles. Smells richly of pumpkin with touches of cinnamon, allspice and vanilla.

Good amount of pumpkin flavor. Medium effervescent body with nice pumpkin like flavor up front with just enough spice to balance. A little slick and syrupy with a bit of an rustic earthy finish but it kind of adds to the character.

This is Not for those looking for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie, wolavers really makes the pumpkin the star of the show without it just being that bland pumpkin flavor. pumpkin shines through perfectly with the right amount of spices complimenting it without being to overpowering. very nice.

the mystery abv has got me worried though, this beer is going straight to my head yet it doesnt seem like it should be.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 03:28:09 | More by jtierney89
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jslice99

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

09-06-2012 03:19:14 | More by jslice99
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Iris4Thug


4/5  rDev +18%

09-06-2012 03:03:31 | More by Iris4Thug
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BigRob329

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-03-2012 17:09:57 | More by BigRob329
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-01-2012 03:10:47 | More by JayKay412
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18%

08-31-2012 00:20:22 | More by Larrydoherty
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-29-2012 23:55:40 | More by aszatk01
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duceswild

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

08-29-2012 01:55:50 | More by duceswild
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-27-2012 23:53:50 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dont recall ever having an organic beer before, I might have. But im looking forward to trying this one since its from Otter Creek. I have just been getting into this brewery, and they make some good beers.

A: This organic pumpkin pours a dark, cloudy/hazy orange with has a 1/4 inch bright white head with a little lacing left behind.

S: This beer has got some earthy hops to it for starters, I get some clove, nutmeg, pumpkin (of course) and maybe a hint of banana.

T: The first thing I notice from the taste is some sort of tang, maybe an orange citrus was put in. After that the pumpkin flavor comes through, blended with clove and some spice on the back end. This beer finishes off with a dry, bready aftertaste.

M: No carbonation, the beer is sweet and a little tangy. The pumpkin is a lot more present than my previous review of the Long Trail.

O: For me its tasty, not anything to rave about, but not bad either. I guess I will have to get more familiar with organic beers before I can really understand and appreciate them. Im sure most of you will feel the same. As for this beer, I will happily drink it down to the very last sip. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 22:16:11 | More by SouljaSaia17
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-27-2012 00:10:22 | More by brez8791
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hopmonster

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft in a 16oz pint glass.

Rich sparkling amber color.

Hints of nutmeg and fresh pumpkin in the nose.

Taste is very pumpkin, and just like in the nose the nutmeg is very present. Smells like a simple unbaked homemade pumpkin pie, or even like you just opened a can of pumpkin pie filling. Other spices are present, but not very strong. Hints of cinnamon and coriander, but quite subtle compared to the great fresh pumpkin flavor.

Very crisp and thin in the mouth. Goes down easily and is quite refreshing on the tongue.

Overall this is a very simple pumpkin beer, which I can appreciate. They didn't go spice crazy, and they kept a really nice upfront pumpkin flavor that is full and cannot be ignored. Well done Wolaver's!

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 03:42:12 | More by hopmonster
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Earthy orange amber color with a humble half-inch of head atop. Nice color. 4.0

Cinnamon, clove, pumpkin flesh, and light nutmeg. Touch of vanilla and lightly tangy citrus hops. Wafery malts are nice. 4.0

Caramel malts and big spice flavors of cinnamon and clove. Hops are quietly present, which I appreciate. A bit kicked with the spices, but the light pumpkin flavor is nice. Not too sweet. Very dusty. Balanced between body and carbonation; if not too thin. 3.5, 3.5

Decent pumpkin. Wolaver's does a good job here. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 03:25:11 | More by thecheapies
Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
78 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.