Pumpking - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Reviews by rajendra82:
4.28/5 rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The beer looked orange in color like the flesh of a pumpkin, with a striking clarity. There wasn't much of a head, and the carbonation bubbles formed wispy streamers. The smell was quite a bit like pumpkin pie, with the vegetable smell mixing with cinnamon, and dough. The taste was much more intense than I was expecting, as there were flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg up front, followed by a surprising hop presence. The interplay between sweet, spicy, and bitter was very well done. The finish was dry, and showcased the spices. The body was a little thicker than medium, with a little sticky coating in the mouth. I usually don't go for pumpkin beers, but picked this up based on the recommendation of the store owner, and glad I did.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2013 04:59:28 | More by rajendra82
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3.78/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Loved this beer. Perfect fall time taste. Hints of cinnamon and spice but not too much where it becomes overbearing. Tastes and smells exactly as the name suggests. There was just enough pumpkin flavor where it still felt like I was drinking beer and not pumpkin juice. Smooth finish with pleasant, somewhat spicy aftertaste.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2014 15:30:29 | More by sween100
3.38/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Gorgeous burnt color and inviting aroma, this is a decent brew for a pumpkin beer. Less of a beer than a baked good, in my opinion. Very sweet, and not suited for serial drinkers or those seeking a more traditional bitter/sweet balance in their beer. Personally felt the flavors of caramel and vanilla overwhelmed other spice notes, and missed the nutty flavor of any pumpkin almost entirely. Not much foreplay with the sweetness here, and was left wanting for a more complex finish.
Serving type: growler
10-26-2012 21:32:05 | More by heybrewtiful
2.53/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Appearance - Nice deep orange hazel hues. Small 1-finger head (poured vigorously) that disappeared quickly.
Smell - Fun. Lightly spiced pumpkin, caramel, toasted vanilla. Almost smells like cotton candy to me. Light hops present.
Taste - Ugh. Grainy. Spicy. Pumpkin and vanilla flavor in grain alcohol. Medicine aftertaste. Some hops present. Weird.
Mouthfeel - Stingy and sharp on the entrance, but quickly smooths out. Surprisingly little burn for 8.6% ABV.
Overall - Very strange beer. It's an interesting idea, but probably can be done better. Would work great as a party favor in small glasses.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2012 04:13:01 | More by BAS
Pumpking from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
76 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.