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Pumpkin Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

355 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 126
Gots: 39 | 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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JandJMD

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-14-2013 21:22:05 | More by JandJMD
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-13-2013 06:28:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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Matt_Ortiz

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-12-2013 05:23:19 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-11-2013 23:41:48 | More by CTJman
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stckhndlr

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%

A- extremely clear orange copper beer with a slim white head. You could watch tv through this beer, its so clear.

S- wonderful pumpkin smell with nutmeg and sweet allspice.

T- good string pumpkin flavor with caramel and a light spicy finish.

M- good balance and great body to this one.

O- this is a clear winner. Well done with a great taste. I will be shopping for this one every year from now on.

12-10-2013 00:49:14 | More by stckhndlr
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a hazy burnt copper color with an off-white cap that fades back to a thin penline and some spots of lace stick to the glass.

The aroma has big pumpkin character like fresh baked pumpkin flesh and the seeds. A bit of fruity alcohol blends into a bready to caramel malt inclusion. Everything blends well in the nose.

The taste has fruity alcohol notes that blend to starchy pumpkin that is a little vegetative. Somewhat earthen with almost a flavor of pumpkin seeds as well. A faint spicing like clove and ginger is present more than the typical cinnamon and nutmeg but that is present more towards the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A little different from the normal pumpkin ale but enjoyable with a baked pumpkin flavor moreso than spices which collectively I found very enjoyable.

12-06-2013 15:45:52 | More by stakem
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-04-2013 06:00:26 | More by NonicPanic
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TaylorK

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-03-2013 12:28:42 | More by TaylorK
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Abbyshyre

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-02-2013 10:33:28 | More by Abbyshyre
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fishrunner

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

11-30-2013 14:53:09 | More by fishrunner
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-29-2013 05:37:32 | More by Localdrinklax
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cosmicevan

New York

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%

thanks to OlavZipser for sending this my way and thanks to richardflyr for the glassware! enjoyed from an alewerks sniftery tulip.

a - brew pours a transparent ruby orange with a half finger of head that dissolved into a thin skin of bubbles on the surface.

s - nose is nice. big pumpkin cinnamon blast, but not too intense...nicely balanced, reminds me of schlafly nose.

t - wow, again, fairly impressive. just slightly less perfect than the schlafly, but certainly towards the top of the pumpkin beer scene. pumpkin malt with subtle candied sweetness and soft spicing.

m - easy drinker...medium to full bodied.

o - overall a really nice pumpkin beer...must try for fans of the style. one of the better ones.

11-28-2013 02:36:14 | More by cosmicevan
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance:
The beer pours very little head that dissipates immediately. The beer itself is a slight clear dark orange.

Smell:
The beer has a strong scent of pumpkin pie with various spices. Spices include cinnamon, nutmeg with what appears to be notes of vanilla. The pumpkin is the strongest note and works very well.

Taste:
The beer tastes as well as beer smells. The strongest taste the pumpkin and mixes well with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla notes that follow. The vanilla lasts through the beer but the aftertaste is mainly pumpkin with cinnamon. The cinnamon is the stronger of the two flavors in the after taste.

Mouthfeel:
The beer is lightly carbonated and medium bodied but on the heavy and thick side. the overall feel of the drink is very smooth bordering on velvety.

Overall:
An impressive pumpkin ale that is worthy of the name. My only complaint is that this beer flies off the shelves and unavailable if someone is not quick enough to get one.

11-26-2013 06:01:04 | More by HattedClassic
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-25-2013 00:20:56 | More by cwelsh55
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jdet1

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-19-2013 02:00:33 | More by jdet1
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Canti4341

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-17-2013 00:45:55 | More by Canti4341
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uvachief

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

This lightly carbonated pumpkin ale pours to leave a nice thick ring of head about 3 fingers deep. The aromas smell like a true pumpkin beer should smell like - not a pie or air freshener. You can smell the brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, baked apples and loads of pumpkin - almost like a pumpkin meat pie. I tasted cinnamon and brown sugar first. Its heavy sweetness puts the melting pot of spices in the right place. This is a beer to be enjoyed on a cold November evening. It is very balanced and goes down extremely smooth. It has a spicy aftertaste that leaves a smooth but sweet taste in your mouth. Many pumpkin beers are unbalanced - either too sweet or too spicy. This one is just right. Pumking is just a prince to this ale. Grab it when you find it if you like pumpkin ale. I 6 pack of bottles goes down very easy.

11-11-2013 21:59:43 | More by uvachief
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tgatort

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-08-2013 02:53:12 | More by tgatort
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NullCkt

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-07-2013 21:52:51 | More by NullCkt
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-05-2013 14:52:30 | More by williamjbauer
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Hendry

Vermont

4.61/5  rDev +10%

Deep apricot pour, half inch of tawny head dissipates quickly, minimal lacing, carbonation not visible but present.

Aroma is like pumpkin pie with the sweet crust, pumpkin spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg,vanilla.

Taste mirrors the aroma, and it takes a few sips to fully realize the fine balance and fusion of flavors. Simply delicious, slightly sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, low level of carbonation seems suited for the flavors.

I feel I might have been spoiled here: this trade extra is my first pumpkin ale, and from what I have seen, it has the highest rating amongst the pumpkin ale offerings. Any reservations I had about enjoying a pumpkin ale have been annihilated by this incredible brew, but how does it get better than this? If you can get you hands on this one, do not pass it by or cast doubts on how enjoyable a pumpkin ale can be, this is a winner.

11-03-2013 05:11:11 | More by Hendry
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-03-2013 05:06:38 | More by scottwurst
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brocktune

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-03-2013 01:29:01 | More by brocktune
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-01-2013 01:11:27 | More by woodchip
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

10-29-2013 23:45:33 | More by Kegatron
Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.