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Pumpkin Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

337 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 116
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 09-19-2009)
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Reviews by cooch69:
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours from a bottle a deep copper orange with a nice one finger off white/cream colored head.

Nose on this one is really subtle, especially for a pumpkin ale. Mostly nutmeg, cinnamon and caramelized malts.

First and foremost on the taste, this has one of the biggest presences of actual pumpkin flavor I've had in any beer. Usually the taste is dominated by spices, but this is balanced right down the middle between pumpkin and spices. The initial sip is really sweet in the mouth, but then the roasty pumpkin flavors kick in. This is immediatly followed by a decent amount of spices, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon.

For a pumpkin ale, it steers away from the rest by providing more of a straight forward amber ale aproach instead of focusing on spices to dominate the taste.

This is one to be had for sure. The flavors may be a bit more subtle compared to others in the style, but still completly satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 04:36:11 | More by cooch69
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Schlafly's pumkin ale IS NOWHERE NEAR AS GOOD AS THIS ONE. It's that damn good. There is NONE of the raw pumpkin taste that's found in other pumpkin ales. I have personally never had that from any other pumpkin ale.

Personally, this is one of the best ales I'VE EVER HAD regardless of style, and I consumed so much of it that people started calling me "The Pumpkin Head."

Here goes:

A: Beautiful orange and amber with a great amount of carbonation and a head that dissipates quickly. Very clear as well - see-through, in fact.

S: Wow, breathtaking. Smells of cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spices, molasses etc. In fact, it smells exactly like a pumpkin pie. Since I love pumpkin pie, I can't get enough of this beer's smell.

T: PERFECT, but must be consumed either warm or at cellar temperature for maximum flavor. The taste follows the nose, and it's exactly like a pumpkin pie. Tons of cinnamon goodness mixed with pumpkin and brown sugar. I've never tasted a beer that this closely approximated a pumpkin pie.

M: Again, beautiful. A rich thickness with lots of brown sugar and molasses.

O: You must try this beer. It's absolutely stunning if you have it at the right temperature.

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Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.