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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear dark orange/copper to amber in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation.The beer has quarter finger tall off-white head that quickly fades to a very thin film covering about half the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), and caramel malts.

T: Light to moderate flavors of pumpkin with moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon and nutmeg) that intensifies as the beer warms ups. There are some very light notes of caramel malts with just a touch of sweetness.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable but not as good as some of the other offerings in the style.

Original review on 10-14-2012 20:47:08 but on a retired beer incorrectly.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 21:09:29 | More by dbrauneis
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-01-2013 20:55:54 | More by AngusOg
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geomantis33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-26-2013 18:48:37 | More by geomantis33
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I didn't mind this beer at all it was little sweet

I wish I didn't have this as my first beer of the night good but sweet and lingering on the palate

it reminded me as a poor mans PUMPKING had that butter popcorn nose on it

I would like to see what others think of the comparison

the body on it was weird it was super cloudy, and had no lacing and wouldn't bubble when swirled like it was 2 days old and flat nice copper hue to it

overall if you like pumpking give it a whirl I wouldn't want to session it stomach couldn't handle it

would drink again but wouldn't travel for it

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 13:37:15 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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dgp207

New York

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-24-2013 20:31:41 | More by dgp207
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nickleeye

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-20-2013 17:02:54 | More by nickleeye
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-19-2013 23:09:14 | More by BTVflatlander
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

10-18-2013 23:11:06 | More by BColton1
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: A bit hazy, orange brown beer with a big, persistent, sudzy off-white head and nice lacing.

S: The nose is full of sweet caramel malt, brown sugar and pie spice.

T: Soft sweet malt (maybe a touch metallic), light brown sugar, pie spice; mild pumpkin flavor at start but becomes fuller as beer warms and the cinnamon and nutmeg also become more pronounced. A nice, subtle hops bitterness dries out the finish which is very clean.

M: Medium light body (a bit thin) and medium carbonation.

O: Not a ton of pumpkin here but still a nice amount of spice resulting in a tasty ‘fall beer.’

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 19:35:21 | More by mtomlins
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AdamElb

New York

4/5  rDev +18%

10-15-2013 00:01:44 | More by AdamElb
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pheggeseth

California

4/5  rDev +18%

10-14-2013 22:18:34 | More by pheggeseth
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-14-2013 20:25:05 | More by CoCambria
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-13-2013 14:11:30 | More by outoffocus
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Gkimbo

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-12-2013 18:41:42 | More by Gkimbo
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jacwomyn

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-11-2013 21:43:39 | More by jacwomyn
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer into a glass, it has a dark orange color body with a small head. The smell has a very punget smell of nutmeg. The taste has a overpowering taste of nutmeg and spices, it has some pumpkin taste. The mouthfeel is ok an overall is a ok pumpkin beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 19:53:48 | More by chefhatt
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-07-2013 14:59:44 | More by mikefour77
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-07-2013 01:28:45 | More by Aschap
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-06-2013 02:31:31 | More by Remdog
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-03-2013 23:20:29 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-03-2013 23:16:02 | More by djrn2
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into pint glass

A: Amber brownish orange. Almost no head and medium carbonation.

S: Bursting with smells of pumpkin and cinnamon. Also nutmeg. I can smell this from 5 feet away and it's heavenly.

T: Definitely a lot of spices and some pumpkin in there throughout.

M: Medium-bodied and semi-sweet

O: Very good! Apparently its way underrated. My only gripe is that it is not as "meaty" as others such as punkin or whole hog from stevens point. But worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:30:56 | More by Givemebeer
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18%

10-01-2013 16:29:27 | More by thampel09
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-30-2013 23:57:40 | More by BeerMeister8
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CreightonSM

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-30-2013 16:16:50 | More by CreightonSM
Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
78 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.