Pumpkin Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to HeadyHops81 for the bottle!
Appearance: Completely opaque deep amber/caramel with no head despite a vigorous pour.
Aroma: Rich pumpkin pie aroma. All the usual spices and a nice graham cracker character as well.
Taste: This might be the epitome of real pumpkin pie taste from a beer. A really robust flavor that hits all the right notes. The whole time there is a rich, but subtle, pie crust flavor that balances out all the spices nicely and doesn't mask the actual pumpkin flavor. Instead of being a mashup of flavors, you can actually taste all the different elements and the finish leaves you feeling as though you have just had a bite of pumpkin pie. It's also not overly sweet so it would probably pair great with a holiday meal. It'd also easily serve as or with a dessert. Don't taste any of the 8% ABV.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and between medium and full in body. Above average drinkability.
Final Thoughts: I've had/reviewed many pumpkin beers this fall and this is probably my favorite. Unlike others it balances the flavors superbly and delivers a true pumpkin pie experience. If that's what you're looking for then this is the beer for you. Would I drink it again? Yes.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2012 03:57:20 | More by JamesMN
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4.71/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Williamsburg AleWerks - Pumpkin Ale, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.
Look - Pours a hazy amber ruby with a barely noticeable head, some lace.
Smell - Yes!! This literally smells like a full bodied pumpkin pie! Not overly sweet or fake or half-assed, but like liquid pumpkin pie without having too much spice. Perfect.
Taste - This is amazing! Zippy ale with creamy pumpkin pie body, spice is more prominent here but still not overdone.
Mouthfeel - Medium body wit high carbonation. A hint of booziness and heat from spice but done just right. Great drinkability.
Overall - Best pumpkin beer I have had so far.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 15:41:49 | More by JMScowcroft
Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.