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Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

Wolaver's Pumpkin AleWolaver's Pumpkin Ale

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 17.5%


Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JustinAniello on 10-29-2011)
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kindbill:
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kindbill

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-15-2012 00:22:02 | More by kindbill
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-12-2014 05:02:20 | More by ccurrid
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Raseky

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2014 02:03:11 | More by Raseky
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-17-2013 04:41:01 | More by heerboth
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-02-2013 01:15:34 | More by thegerm87
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aRmanda

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tend to steer clear of seasonal beers - so many taste more like potpourri and leave me wanting to scrape the flavors off my tongue. HOWEVER, this has a pleasant pumpkin smell and is exactly that - pleasantly pumpkin with a nice amber/autumn color. One MAYBE two would be my limit but I'm super glad I gave it a whirl.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 15:06:38 | More by aRmanda
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jpd026

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-13-2013 23:51:41 | More by jpd026
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2013 01:51:12 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2013 14:53:58 | More by mpalestino
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Roland45s

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-20-2013 18:06:04 | More by Roland45s
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-14-2013 16:19:49 | More by JTomczak
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SeanInDC

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

08-06-2013 01:20:19 | More by SeanInDC
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smutty33

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-29-2013 18:30:52 | More by smutty33
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2013 23:57:39 | More by jaxon53
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-29-2013 23:27:06 | More by Celtics76
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-29-2013 06:02:10 | More by Kelp
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Peg2009

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

01-01-2013 01:40:24 | More by Peg2009
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jfoley84

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-20-2012 13:56:48 | More by jfoley84
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kb2250

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-18-2012 16:40:24 | More by kb2250
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getmeabeer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

12-12-2012 04:06:00 | More by getmeabeer
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Matchews

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-13-2012 02:26:36 | More by Matchews
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-06-2012 19:19:26 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a ruddy pumpkin orange, eggshell head dissipates from an inch to a film.

Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, brown sugar and pie crust.

Tastes of mildly sour pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a hint of nutmeg.

Lighter body with light, soft carbonation.

Very drinkable, goes down easy enough. Great appearance and scent. A little more average in the taste and body, but still pretty good. I've definitely had pumpkin ales I would take this ahead of.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 22:51:30 | More by Cylinsier
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birchstick

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange color with a white, fluffy head on it. Nutmeg and pumpkin malts jump out of the glass into the nose. The taste starts off with caramel malts, which move on to clove, nutmeg, and some other spices. The sweet cookie and pumpkin malt return to finish off the taste profile. The mouth is medium with a decent amount of carbonation. This is a better than average pumpkin ale overall. Nice spices in the nose and a little too much on the tongue, but recommended overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 14:05:58 | More by birchstick
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint

After a vigorous pour, the off white cap rose a little less than a finger and faded quickly. The body sits an orange amber with some streams of bubbles finding their way to the top. Notes of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon leap out of the glass. Not much in the way of fleshy pumpkin...more spice than anything. Some caramel malt laying underneath, lending a bit of a sweetness. On the palate, this guy isn't quite as spice abrasive. The ginger and nutmeg sweep onto the palate first. Cinnamon and caramel through the middle. The finish is dry and malty. Overall, this isn't a bad a pumpkin ale, I just wish some more pumpkin flavors came through. A little too much spice for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 20:25:26 | More by ColForbinBC
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Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.