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Wick For Brains - Nebraska Brewing Company

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 11-10-2010)
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Reviews by xuptygm:
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3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange hue. Very nice head which recedes a bit but stays with the beer until the last sip. Not as sweet as other pumpkin ales.
Smells amazing. Crisp smooth finish. The best pumpkin ale I have tried. Lace sticks to the glass and won’t go away. Perfect carbonation. The pumpkin comes through very nicely. The malt compliments the pumpkin very well. Hops are present but only to balance the beer. Creamy. A great session beer
Overall a great beer, especially considering that it is a pumpkin ale which I usually do not like. Had a pint at the brewery and liked it so much I bought a growler.

xuptygm, Sep 12, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +10.8%

RDW, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

whatname, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

jheezee, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

zoolou, Oct 18, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From my notes on 11/4, on draft at Rattle 'n Hum

Pours a clear golden orange color with a nice tight white head.

The aroma is of light pumpkin, with some nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. A nice bright aroma.

The taste is of pumpkin, nutmeg, and allspice. Seems to have a sour oak flavor but from what I read, this beer is not barrel aged. There seems to be an odd spice or sweet element I can't quite put my finger on. At first I thought this was a bourbon barrel aged pumpkin but its not. Not sure what this flavor is coming from.

The feel was light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. It drinks crisp.

I thought it was a good pumpkin, though it has some odd flavors to it.

Gmann, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

ConradKenney, Oct 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

CrummyLuke, Mar 20, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a orange/golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, very light nutmeg. Taste is really kind of bland. Some pumpkin, spices are present but really subdued, not bad, but boring. Feels light in the mouth and overall I was not impressed with this beer.

tone77, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the Brewery...

Appearance: Pours a slightly darkened orange hue with plenty of bubbly carbonation leading to a minutely fluffy head.

Smell/Taste: The malt sweetness which comes to a beautiful pumpkin aura is present here. Very inviting. Taste is initially ginger, spices, and finishes with a very pumpkin infused sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and plenty of carbonation.

Overall: I'm happy because they chose to not allow this one to become overly sweet. They kept it where the careful beer drinker will be able to indulge rather than appealing to a mass market of casuals who just want a richly crafted brew.

Forb, Sep 18, 2011
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3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of a bit of spice and toasted malt.

Tastes of the sweet, toasted malt with only a touch of spice. Malts lead off with toffee, caramel, and some toasted bread. Fairly sweet. This gives way to some cinnamon mostly maybe some clove and allspice as well. Finishes fairly clean with some lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with an almost undercarbonated feel.

Overall, this is just alright, nothing particularly good, but nothing bad as well.

ocelot2500, Sep 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

Sazz9, Oct 25, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -3.8%

jaydoc, Sunday at 03:01 AM
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3.52/5  rDev +2.6%

Stofko1992, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

IdrinkGas, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Amalak, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

OregonGrown7, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Big_Dave, Oct 24, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%

gambreeno, Sep 05, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white cap. There was decent retention and lacing b

The smell featured a full wave of cinnamon (think Dentyne).

The taste consisted of a rindy pumpkin flesh with that same bizarre sweet and cinnamony Dentyne element.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side if the style.

Overall a ho him experience. Weak in the spice category.

plaid75, Nov 03, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

ShanePB, Sep 23, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Michaelcc73, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

sachie23, Oct 02, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap 11/15/2010 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, pumpkin, some spices and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with fruity flavors of pumpkin and mild spices. The hops presence is very mild which is normal for this type of beer. The malt character is thin for the style but there's a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, there are definitely better pumpkin beers out there that I would pick first.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 17, 2010
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Wick For Brains from Nebraska Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.