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Pumpkin Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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448 Ratings

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 138
Gots: 56 | 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:
Beer added by: on 09-19-2009

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3.2/5  rDev -23.4%

This beer poured a clear dark amber-brown color with virtually no head. The nose had a strong alcohol scent along with rich pumpkin pie and vanilla extract notes. The mouthfeel was smooth, coating, and creamy with a heavier body. I would say this beer is not sessionable for most people.

On the pumpkin beer spectrum that ranges from pumpkin pie to gourd in flavor, AleWerk's Pumpkin Ale is certainly more toward the pie side. This beer tastes quite rich, with notes of vanilla, caramel, creme brûlée, and pumpkin pie. I also found the beer to have a strong alcohol taste and I thought it became a bit cloying as it warmed. Overall, it's a solid pumpkin beer but could be refined a bit so that the sweet/alcohol flavors don't overpower the other, more subtle notes.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%

Crystal clear and orange to orange-amber in color. Brilliant pumpkin orange when held up to a bright light. A 1 finger head that dissipates to a ring around the glass.

Smells exactly like pumpkin pie. Very well done. Pumpking pie spice, sweet pumpkin, the works.

Pumpkin pie in the flavor as well, just more subdued. A bit of tart citrus and a moderately bitter finish with a taste of alcohol. Not as sweet as pumpkin pie, but still rather sweet for a beer--not a detriment.

Medium bodied and medium crisp from the alcohol. Somewhat astringent and drying. Light booziness.

A great pumpkin beer. I rate it just a notch under Wild Wolf Howlling Pumpkin, simply because it seems a bit raw. I did like the bite though, so it's basically a tossup for my favorite pumpkin ale.

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Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.