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Pumpkin Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 17.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 07-26-2013)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

Caramel color to the beer. Nice off-white head with a sparkly top. Wants to hold really well, too. A great looking pumpkin ale, and my first of the season.

Smells like a cream soda float plus pumpkin spice. Mostly a candied vanilla aroma to remind you of the cream filling of a pumpkin roll. I guess it does smell like a pumpkin roll. Very little in the line of pumpkin meat, but the spices conjure it all up. Allspice, cinnamon, pumpkin; these are the notes that follow vanilla. Smells like a freshly baked dessert, so I'm in. Here we go.

Bitter pumpkin roll spicing with bright, almost astringent, cinnamon, cream cheese, vanilla flavoring, allspice, a hint of nutmeg, and a not-so-cheap baked pastry bread. Holds most of the bitterness in the spices, but there's a decent hop display, all things considered. Mostly an herbal hop. Has that cream soda kind of flavor, but again, royally spiced. Has a pale tanginess. I really wish there was more than just the idea of artificial pumpkin to represent. It tastes like the cakey part of a pumpkin roll with that heavy dollop of sweetened cream cheese filling. I mean, it's good. Is that what you, ultimately, wanted me to say?

Medium-thin. Carbonation is sizzling. Carries with it a light stickiness on the lips. However, getting it down is easy.

A fascinating little idea, and from the brewers you least expect it from. My girlfriend have a plan in place to acquire more of this. We enjoy it for guily reasons. Maybe you will, too.

thecheapies, Jul 29, 2013
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Slightly more than two fingers worth of crisp slightly off-white colored froth... Excellent retention, especially for the style... The color is a unique mix of copper and dark amber... There is a light ot moderate bit of carbonation which starts very sluggish towards the bottom of the glass and reaches warp speed before reaching the top... Solid aroma... Subtle autumnal spices... Caramel... Graham cracker crust... Fresh pumpkin pulp... The key features from the aroma are present but muddled... There is a slight charred character on the palate which seems to be out of place... Very pleasant... Medium bodied... Fairly dense... Brisk carbonation... A solid Pumpkin Ale, in a facets expect taste where where this one falls a bit short... Overall decent, but nothing spectacular...

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3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

Really excited to try this one.

A - Pour is a bit darker amber than a bright orange hue one would expect with the style. Head is a nice creamy 1/2 inch.
S - Smells of pure vanilla I have only smelled only a few equal to the amount of pure sweet vanilla. Real let down as I get very little pumpkin spice just a smidgen of nutmeg and cinnamon. Little vegital smell is always nice.
T - Well to be honest its the weirdest pumpkin ale I ever drank most of the time I get sweet vanilla like malt, butternut squash and very little spicing (BOO!) but I kept swearing I was tasting a watermelon jolly rancher. I am reminded of the taste of "hell of high watermelon" beer but much more pronounced and not as vegital. Too weird.
M - Light to medium, somewhat creamy. Lager like.

Overall it has its perks not being too hop forward which is great for the style but the watermelon candy taste really put me off into wanting a second. Also not enough spice to really make it a true "pumpkin roll" Everyone else I got to try it liked it so I guess it is drinkable...

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Pumpkin Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.