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Wachusett Pumpkan - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: steve8robin on 08-20-2012

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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 2 fingers of foamy off-white head. This retains with a thin sudsy look, ringing the sides of the glass with frothy lacing. The aroma smells raw and fruity, backed by a sweet and sticky feel. Spices stick to the sweetness, while light metallic notes hang on the edges.

The taste is raw earthy hops, vegetal feeling pumpkin, buttered sweetness and weird medicinal notes. There is a handful of moderate pumpkin spices sprinkled throughout the profile and is probably the least offensive aspect of this. The finish is dry, earthy feeling and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm and prickly carbonation that fills up the mouth and then continues to expand along the back. This is a touch over carbonated to say the least.

Wow. Cool looking can but the overall beer here is a mess. This was very off putting for me in parts, whether its butter, metallic, medicinal or vegetal notes and the carbonation was just too sharp at times to try and keep this smooth and drinkable. Glad I didn’t go for a 12-pack of this. It needs lots of work still.

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3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Just picked up a 12 pack at my local store, served in a chalice

Appearance: darker orange, leaning towards the amber side, and see through. Poured a 2 finger head which dissipated after a minute or so.

Smell: Not very impressed, the pumpkin smell gets overwhelmed by the malt

Taste: malty in the beginning, then switching to a pumpkin spice taste, which is masked by what taste like nutmeg or ginger. The pumpkin flavor is overpowered by the end spice.

Mouth Feel: slightly carbonated and crisp, somewhat reminiscent of a cider

Overall: Good, but not that great, I have been sampling tons of pumpkin beers and I honestly wouldn't even put this in the middle of the pack. Still a decent beer though, but given the competition, nothing special.

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3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Finally getting around to trying this one.

A- Poured into a can-shaped glass with a slightly murky dark amber-light brown body. An off-white head builds to about two fingers and has good retention. Nice spots of lace all around the glass.

S- Needs some major warmth before it really opens up. That being said it still isn't the most memorable or strongest of noses. General pumpkin pie mix, nutmeg, tart apples, yeast bread and vanilla.

T- Nutmeg, clove and pumpkin pie spice mix lead the way with light tart fruits and pumpkin flesh. Beer yeast notes make it taste more like a spice pumpkin loaf more than a pie, not much vanilla or sweetness here. It all seems kind of diluted too, not just light but watered down.

MF- Light body with high carbonation giving a slight sting similar to soda water. Very light bitterness in the finish. More on the watery side of things.

Starts to taste more diluted and light with each sip. There is a pretty good vegetal pumpkin character which I really look for in the good pumpkin ales. Seems like they were going for a light, drinkable pumpkin ale but I think a bit too much flavor is sacrificed for my liking.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pumpkin, caramelized malts, some spice and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of pumpkin, spices and caramel come in. The hops presence I mild and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is not one of the better beers I’ve had in the style.

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Wachusett Pumpkan from Wachusett Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.