Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by mxchap:
4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
Appearance: Dark copper color with rich orange/red hues. No lacing and thin head with little retention. [3.75]
Aroma: Pumpkin spice and pie. Rich dance between esters / fusel. The brandy is noticeable, but blends together with the pumpkin. A hint of vanilla. [4.25]
Taste: Pumpkin and brandy. Raisin and toffee from the malts. These are the flavors that are noticeable; however, this beer is very complex and there is a lot going on under the hood. Noticeable bitterness as it warms up. [4.5]
Feel: Carbonation is spot on. It is a little bit "chewy", but for being 12% alcohol surprisingly light. Similar to the scaldis amber effect. [4.25]
Overall: The best pumpkin beer I have tried. You can tell there is a great barrel-aged barleywine in there too. The pumpkin just brings it to a whole new level. It's a little boozy, but should mellow out beautifully with time. [4.50]
08-27-2013 18:42:02 | More by mxchap
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +3%
Pours into a bulb glass a deep auburn color with a nicely formed slightly off white head atop.Aromas of brandy and pumpkin spice with alot of brown sugar and alcohol,still it's warming and inviting.Brandy alcohol sweetness and brown sugar melds into real pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavors,man it's rich tasting and a real sipping flavorful beer.You can tell alot of care and time went into this beer it's a true artisan ale and thee BEST pumpkin infused beer I have had.
10-12-2013 22:51:31 | More by oberon
4.34/5 rDev +1.6%
Clear copper. Minimal head, but very appropriate for the style. Somewhat sticky. Leaves an oily sheen down the glass.
Exceptional aroma for the style. Good amounts of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving spices combine, but the caramel, brandy, and mild wood notes are not lost. Complete and exactly what this treatment should model.
The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. Low bitterness, good amounts of pumpkin pie spices, some definite gourd/pumpkin character, caramel, toffee, yam, bread, and brandy. Incredibly drinkable. Alcohol is hidden well enough.
Medium to near full in body with lower carbonation. Very appropriate for the style.
Delicious. I had no trouble finishing this bottle and would have continued drinking more if I could.
09-06-2013 03:07:41 | More by ehammond1
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
Medium sized light tan head just sort of sits above a thick cloudy burnt caramel colored barleywine.
Very light pumpkin pie aroma with its spices and all.
Light pumpkin pie taste, almost have to wait and think about it, I like when the fruits or vegetables beers have a underplayed taste of what they are trying to bring out.
Light dryish aftertaste with just a hint of the beers tastes remaining behind with this medium bodied beer.
I really liked that fact the the higher alcohol level of this barleywine doesn't interfere with its taste or aroma. Well done and very drinkable.
11-03-2013 20:39:32 | More by LXIXME
Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.