Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine - Almanac Beer Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
07-20-2014 21:07:02 | More by ThePorterSorter
Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.