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Wachusett Pumpkan - Wachusett Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
New England’s first pumpkin in a can. A blend of spicy malts, spices, & Blonde Belgian Candi sugar creates a deep orange color with subtle spice flavor.

(Beer added by: steve8robin on 08-20-2012)
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +45.8%

10-04-2012 22:00:05 | More by bluesplit63
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

10-06-2012 22:52:01 | More by WreckingBrew
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

09-02-2012 20:51:06 | More by Mac19872
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-03-2014 22:30:38 | More by rjm0715
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

05-05-2013 07:31:20 | More by jmmy3
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

09-09-2012 22:07:52 | More by redfox405
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

10-28-2012 16:03:03 | More by PatGreer
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass

Clear orange amber liquid with faint carbonation leading to a thick two finger cap that settles with nice lacings.

Nose full of spice, little pumpkin, little cinnamon.

Not overpowering pumpkin taste but more like a beer with a wisp of pumpkin. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth with mainly clean finish. Hint of a hop bitterness aftertaste on back of the tongue.

I generally don't like this type of beer. This is one that I do like , would buy and drink again. One of the better pumpkin beers of the season. More treat than trick!

Serving type: can

10-25-2013 01:51:38 | More by WunderLlama
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JohnnyB

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-11-2012 02:12:24 | More by JohnnyB
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams pint glass

A- deep orange, ever so slightly hazy. big 2" puffy white head that sticks around for a while. little lacing and medium carbonation

S- I'm not getting much pumpkin, just roasted malt and some spices in the background

T- Subtle pumpkin pie/caramel. Sweet with an almost smokey-vanilla aftertaste. Interesting

M- Medium-high carbonation. Smooth

Overall, a decent pumpkin brew. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: can

09-23-2012 21:23:59 | More by gcamparone
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

09-19-2013 23:06:43 | More by sgregory
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ckfitz06

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

10-03-2012 00:56:05 | More by ckfitz06
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-26-2013 16:44:35 | More by shehateme
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

09-10-2013 22:46:57 | More by jwps214
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LeahM

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-20-2013 19:03:16 | More by LeahM
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 fl. oz can dated Best by 021313. Okay so I sampled it on May 16, 2013 which is not only past date but it is way out of season. I picked up a 12-pack on clearance for $4.99 so I did not think of it as wasted money.

It looked like a pumpkin spice should with a handsome orange-amber and a large, long-lasting puffy off-white head. That's still a good grade.

Aroma of sweetness and pumpkin spice with a kind of Nut-brown ester as well. Mellowed with age I suppose but still enticing.

The body is medium.

The taste still presented plenty of pumpkin spices even three months after its expiration date and 8 months past season. A slight lingering bitterness but it was a low bitterness. Actually I could drink several of these easily despite being past date.

Serving type: can

05-16-2013 21:10:16 | More by puboflyons
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very excited to try this one since I love their Imperial Pumpkin so much. Brand new for this fall season. 12oz can:

A: A very filtered super clear burnt orange / reddish color with a small fizzy white head that fades quickly leaving very little bubbles. Good.

S: I get some nutmeg upfront followed by some light malty notes. A nice bready malt. Mild cinnamon hidden on the back. Good.

T: I get a clean rich malt quickly upfront quickly buried by a bitterness which is a blend of nutmeg, hop, and bubbles. The hop is a spicy bitter type hop. A kind of lingering dry bite with a slight metallic feel to it that stays on our palate. Decent.

M: A light body with a richness to it. Heavily carbonated with a metallic dry finish. Decent.

O: All in all, this is a good beer. Nothing amazing. Their Imperial Pumpkin definitely has a lot more evident flavors to it. However, considering they are labeling this a session amber, this is supposed to have subtle flavors. The subtle flavors blend well, but not great. A little too much of a hop / nutmeg bite. Good, but not flirting with great.

Serving type: can

08-20-2012 00:14:29 | More by steve8robin
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neophilus

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light brown colored ale with good clarity. Very little aroma to this beer, there is a hint of squash like scents but no malt to be found. The flavor is dominated by ginger and very crisp with high carbonation. For a moment I thought I was drinking ginger beer.

This beer definitely needs more malt to carry the ginger flavors but the aroma intrigued me for a moment. Most pumpkin beers have a spice heavy aroma but this came close to a wonderful squash or sweet potato scent. Would love to see Wachusett break away from the pack more and focus on earthy squash like flavors vs. spice centered brews like most pumpkin seasonals.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 18:47:59 | More by neophilus
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Always enjoy craft beer in a can and when I saw the cool design of this can, I knew I had to try it.

A: This beer pours a darkish golden, amber color with a 1/2 inch soapy white head that leaves some good lacing.

S: My nose is kind of stuffy for this review, so im not getting much of anything besides a little malt and pumpkin spice.

T: I get some all spice in the flavor with some mild malts up front. I do get some pumpkin flavor in the middle but it taste more like imitation than the real thing. The taste ends with some nutmeg and a little bit of a yeast texture in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied beer, leaning towards the fuller side than lighter. Mild carbonation but the flavor is good, so this is easily a sessional beer.

O: I enjoyed this beer, but I enjoyed the design of the can a little bit more. Definitely has some good flavor and is easy to drink, but overall, not the best of pumpkin beers out there. I will give it a slightly better than average!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 03:27:45 | More by SouljaSaia17
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csniezek

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-06-2012 00:53:44 | More by csniezek
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-16-2012 16:32:24 | More by Larrydoherty
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-06-2012 01:05:02 | More by liquorpig
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pumpkins and spices are present in the nose; ginger seems to stand out in particular among the spices.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of ginger spices and pumpkins along with hints of malts and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down rather easily, but the pumpkin and spices are not as prevalent in the aromas and flavors compared to other pumpkin ales. You really need to let this beer to warm up for the smell and taste to strengthen a bit.

Serving type: can

10-01-2013 01:03:51 | More by metter98
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Chegui

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-29-2013 20:39:17 | More by Chegui
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porterman66

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2013 23:00:57 | More by porterman66
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Wachusett Pumpkan from Wachusett Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.