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

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Wolaver's Pumpkin AleWolaver's Pumpkin Ale

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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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kindbill

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12%

09-15-2012 00:22:02 | More by kindbill
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04-12-2014 05:02:20 | More by ccurrid
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-11-2012 23:56:49 | More by jefftuck47
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New York

3/5  rDev -16%

11-17-2011 05:05:40 | More by logicalparadox
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-27-2012 21:01:28 | More by SpectralAbyss
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Jwillyb

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19%

09-16-2012 21:33:08 | More by Jwillyb
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Matchews

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-25-2013 14:53:58 | More by mpalestino
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atr2605

New York

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

A-pours an orange amber color with an off white head with average retention
S-pumpkin, spice
T-more pumpkin, nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon, the standard pumpkin pie spices. Definitely a brewed pumpkin flavor and not an artificial type of flavor.
M-medium bodied, good amount of carbonation
O-Its a different pumpkin ale and I really enjoyed it. The fact that the pumpkin doesnt taste artificial made the beer much more drinkable . Spices were very well balanced.

10-14-2012 01:25:03 | More by atr2605
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jpd026

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19%

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

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

10-14-2012 20:47:08 | More by dbrauneis
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Retired? Are you sure? Date on bottle says 06-25-14. Early for a Pumpkin Ale, I must say.... But it doesn't seem to be retired.

Look: Pours a deep copper color

Smell: Pumpkin pie is the first thing that comes to mind. Cinnamon, nutmeg. The smell of dessert at Thanksgiving... in July.

Taste: Very nice, and subtle pumpkin pie flavor, with a maltiness flavor. Very little hop bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation.

Overall: Great beer. Subtle pumpkin sweetness, and not overbearing.

07-27-2014 23:37:48 | More by EvoRich
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Into a pint glass:

A: cloudy orange colored body with a small one finger white head that quickly dissipated into the body. No carbonation is seen rising. No lacing is left.

S: the allspice and ginger up front with the pumpkin coming in behind it.

T: balanced sweet malty pumpkin with the allspice and ginger coming in together. The aftertaste is bitter.

M: medium with nothing harsh on the tongue.

O: not a bad pumpkin being that its organic. If I was a tree-hugger, this is a pumpkin beer that I would do more often.

09-16-2012 16:16:20 | More by BeerKangaroo
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smutty33

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16%

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

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +23.2%

A: Slightly cloudy (it’s unfiltered), with a small head that quickly dissipated. Medium amber-orange color.

S: Medium malt and allspice are the first notes I detect. It wasn’t until the second whiff that I picked up the pumpkin notes.

T: Very nice, well-balanced sweet malt, earthy pumpkin, and enough spice to be front and center without stealing the whole show. There’s a slight bitterness in the finish, but just enough to remind you that you are, after all, drinking beer.

M: Refreshing, with medium carbonation.

O: After my last couple of pumpkin ales (see my reviews of Schlafly and Shock Top), I was about to give up on the whole class, but since I’d already bought this bottle, I figured I’d give it a try, and I’m very glad I did.
Unlike other pumpkin ales, which murder potentially good ale with overpowering spice flavoring, Wolaver’s has just enough spice and pumpkin to balance the beer flavor. I will definitely be returning to the beer shop to pick up a few more bottles of this seasonal brew!

11-19-2011 02:01:08 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-19-2014 12:02:10 | More by prisdefer
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-26-2012 03:03:28 | More by travishardy929
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

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

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

10-29-2012 20:25:26 | More by ColForbinBC
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Arbitrator

California

1.6/5  rDev -55.2%

It took me a long time to learn how to pronounce "Worcester" properly. I was pleased to learn that "Wolaver's" is apparently pronounced "Otter Creek." Those wacky New Englanders.

Shared at a recent tasting by either Arne or Eric. Thanks!

A: Pours a hazy orange-gold body with a small beige head. Good retention with some lace.

S, T: This is really pumpkin-y. And I don't mean pumpkin pie spices, I mean the actual squash. It's vegetal and earthy with a smattering of cinnamon and nutmeg. As someone who prefers the liquid pumpkin pie approach, this was a huge turnoff.

O: I didn't take extensive notes on this one; no one liked it and it was left unfinished.

11-07-2011 00:10:28 | More by Arbitrator
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Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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