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Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine - Almanac Beer Co.

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Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineHeirloom Pumpkin Barleywine

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95
world-class

421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 149
Gots: 85 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
50% ale brewed with pumpkins aged in brandy barrels
50% ale brewed with spices

This is a beer made with real pumpkins. We hand-roasted over 500lbs of heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms in Bodega Bay. The caramelized gourds were then added to our velvety American Barleywine and aged in brandy barrels for a year. Finally, we blended the barrel-aged beer with freshly brewed ale and added a delicate hint of pumpkin pie spices to round out this decadent autumn sipper.

(Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 08-02-2013)
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The beer pours a gorgeous dull tarnished copper color with flecks of gold when held to the light. It's topped by a razor thin, off-white head that settles quickly into a halo around the perimeter. Surprisingly (for an almanac beer), there is no sediment. The nose is overwhelming spices and brandy upfront (mainly clove and ginger), but has notes of brown sugar and earthy gourd/yam sweetness as well. Though there is a slightly booziness in the nose, it's not unpleasant and helps amplify the beer's spice profile. The taste has the same brown sugar/pumpkin pie sweetness upfront, which transitions quickly into a boozy, caramelized, pumpkin spice bomb for the finish. The beer has a rounded, sweet, full body cut with pungent pie spices, alcohol, and adequate carbonation. There are lingering pie spices coat the palate and take their time fading. This is an absolutely killer combination of pumpkin beer and barleywine, can't wait to have it again.

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Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.