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Pumpkin Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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452 Ratings

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 141
Gots: 53 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: on 09-19-2009

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Ratings: 452 | Reviews: 127
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pours no head, some minimal lacing. deep, translucent orange in color. smells like a can of pumpkin puree. cinnamon. i thought other pumpkin ales ive had smelled like pumpkin pie...
i was wrong, this is pumpkin pie filling in a bottle. full bodied creamy mouthfeel. this is the most authentic 'pumpkin' taste in a beer yet. i can tell AleWerks must have used real pumpkin puree for this one. its very smooth, pretty sweet-not cloyingly so though. different. i've never had a pumpkin ale that taste less like pumpkin pie and more like actual pumpkin. definitely spiced though, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg.

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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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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 452 ratings.