Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Low to moderate carbonation is apparent. About 1/2" of off white head forms, which has pretty nice retention characteristics. Good remaining head after the head reduces, and decent lacing.
Smell: Toasted malts, toasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc... all of the usual pumpkin pie spice suspects. Not much barrel or brandy characteristics noted, but it doesn't retract for me. Really nice scents here.
Taste: Rich toasted pumpkin, a bit of toffee sweetness, as well as significant spice character. Again, not getting a lot of barrel here. Perhaps a bit of brandy character, but that's it.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Body on this beer is about medium, maybe slightly less. Carbonation is moderate. Back end and finish is a bit dry which seems misplaced. All in all mouthfeel is okay though. Overall, I was definitely a fan of this beer. One of the best pumpkin beers I've had. Very rich flavors and no glaring weaknesses. Make an effort to try this if you can. Probably the best pumpkin beer that I have had to date.
10-06-2013 04:36:59 | More by zhanson88
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.