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Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine - Almanac Beer Co.

Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineHeirloom Pumpkin Barleywine

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%


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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-08-2013 13:53:34 | More by jampics2
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A: pours a nice deep brown with a half finger of light tan head that fades to a small pool and collar around the glass
S: smells of some pumpkin pie spices, caramel, and some barrel notes
T: taste is some spice, pumpkin, brandy, caramel, slight piney and citrusy hops, and some more sweetness. swallow is more pumpkin, spices, a bit of alcohol and brandy.
M: smooth and full on the palate with soft carbonation and a neutral finish that leans toward drying
O: Truly an outstanding beer. This beer is complex, smooth and all the flavors work so well together. Almanac may be one of the best breweries that most people haven't heard of.

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Poured into snifter.

Pours a walnut brown with fluffy beige head that has good retention for a barrel aged Barleywine.

Aroma is winter spices, coconut rum, and sweet malts.

Flavor is clove, cardamom, nutmeg, caramel, brandy, oak, and faint cooked pumpkin.
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Mouthfeel is a bit thin but good enough for a Barleywine.

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Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.