Pumpkin Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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2.3/5 rDev -45.1%
Crystal clear copper colored beer. Little to no head. No lacing.
Heavy spice in the aroma. Cloves and allspice. It's hard to pick up anything else. Maybe a little sweet malt in the background.
Heavy cinnamon in the flavor. Hard to get past all the spice flavor.
Decent medium bodied mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Clean finish.
Slightly below average pumpkin ale.
02-26-2013 13:06:32 | More by UnderPressure
2.5/5 rDev -40.3%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle on 10/30/09.
A - Pours a clear orangish brown with just a ring of bubbles on the surface
S - Mainly pumpkin spice dominate, too much in my opinion, some caramel, brown sugar
T - lots of pumpkin spices, clove, cinnamon, brown sugar and malts
M/D - just not what i'm looking for in a pumpkin ale, too much spice for me, I like them smoother and not just spices i guess.
01-05-2010 20:19:18 | More by mikereaser
3.04/5 rDev -27.4%
A: Pours dark amber (the color of dark maple syrup), clear as they come, but with a very anemic head that faded quickly, and no lacing whatsoever.
S: Super heavy on the spices -- allspice, cinnamon, and a little ginger dominate -- with a little vegetable smell that I can imagine is pumpkin.
T: Initially sweet. I mean, REALLY sweet. As in, I can't believe they reached this level with malted grain alone (a liberal addition of Belgian candi sugar is high on my list of suspects). Then the spices hit, and they hit hard and linger to the end. There are other flavors in the mix (some faint grain notes, pumpkin for sure, and the obligatory hops), but they are all drowned out by the spices. Indeed, the bitter hops in the finish didn't balance the sweet malt, it just accentuated the spices in a harsh way.
M: Initially moist, then crisper and drier toward the finish. The high ABV is well hidden (but you could hide just about anything with the level of spice they used!)
O: If you read my other reviews, you'll soon find that I like my beers to be balanced in terms of flavors. There is no balance here at all -- it's all sugar and spice (and nothing else nice). Drinkable once, but there are far better pumpkin ales to be had.
09-02-2013 18:29:28 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
3.25/5 rDev -22.4%
As a fan of m,y local brewery, I feel the need to also be honest. Aroma was light, head was small. Color was amazing, I have not seen a prettier golden-orange, brilliant color. It is amazing !!!. The taste is all over the place. There is a cool sweetness that hits you first and the the pumpkin and spices come next. The end has a bitter nutmeg taste that to me is not appealing. Need a little more balance in this brew..
08-20-2014 15:37:52 | More by hophugger
District of Columbia
3.28/5 rDev -21.7%
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours an orangish amber with hardly any head at all, just a little off white.
Smell: Pumpkin and some mild pie spice. A bit bready and somewhat sweet.
Taste: Sweet malt with some pumpkin and mild spice. There is a bitterness that shows up during each sip and lingers until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive and smooth carbonation and a mildly dry finish.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer, but the bitter finish could have been a little bit milder. Pretty good and I would have another.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2012 20:00:50 | More by jacwomyn
3.38/5 rDev -19.3%
Reviewed on 1/10/2010. Bottle thanks to dkachur. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, pumpkin pie, crust, and spices. Flavor is pure pumpkin pie -- the pumpkin, crust, and even whipped cream on top. Pumpkin spices in the finish. On the sweet side and a little syrupy. It becomes a little cloying by the end of the glass but it's certainly a decent pumpkin ale.
12-23-2010 17:25:21 | More by LilBeerDoctor
3.48/5 rDev -16.9%
12 oz bottle poured into Efes tulip. Low head/retention. Minimal lacing. Murky, muddy coppery colored with aroma of cardamom, nutmeg, malty sugary sweetness and pumpkin rind. Taste actually seems dominated by cardamom? Some light spicing on the back end, maybe nutmeg. The alcohol is very unnoticeable and this one is very easy to drink. Interesting take on a pumpkin.
01-08-2012 05:04:32 | More by KickbacksSteve
3.48/5 rDev -16.9%
Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.
A - Copper orange, burnt pumpkin color. Thin white head which dissipated very quickly leaving absolutely nothing on top. Lots of bubbles coming from the bottom. Looked great with the head, not a nice without.
S - Smell is brown sugar, clove, all spice, and... pumpkin. Bready malts, and some sweetness.
T - Over the top pumpkin spice flavor, and not too much else. Not bad for the style, but not even as good as other pumpkins. Cinnamon, nutmeg powder and caramel malt up front. Pretty good, but missing something. I don't know what, maybe a bitter finish.
M - Lots of carbonation. It stings the tongue. Very slight tinge of alcohol, which is a good thing. Other's I've had hide the alcohol completely, but this one kind of tastes like a beer instead of liquid pumpkin pie.
D - With this much spice, I'm not sure I could drink it all day. The slight alcohol tinge makes you realize it's a beer, so while it's nice to have one or two, I'd probably switch to something else.
09-30-2010 20:22:39 | More by BeerThursdays
Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
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