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Sweet Potato Ale - Vault Brewing Company

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Sweet Potato Ale
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86
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vault Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012

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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of Rifugium
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Vault

Hazy, darker copper pour, with a half-finger of off-white head that stuck around for a while. Light aroma of caramel malts and candied yams. Taste pretty much agreed with the nose: bready malts, caramelized sweet potato and a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar, mildly earthy, mildly sweet. The flavor wasn't bad, but it was a bit thinned out. Light-medium body, thin mouthfeel, yet mild enough to drink easily. Decent overall, but nothing that beckoned me back for more.

Photo of wiegs4life
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got on tap at the Vault. Served from cask tap.

A - Copper color with a mild head from 1 to 2 fingers. 4.0

S - I smelt some brown sugar along with some.

T - Very mild taste. The hops mixed in with the sweet potato contrast very well. If served a little bit colder I might have enjoyed more.

M - Normal mouthfeel. Very light allowing the fruity taste not to be overpowered.

O - I wasn't blown away by the beer, but it was refreshing on a perfect fall night. Vault continues to surprise me. Next time i go I will have to try more styles that I know well.

Photo of justintcoons
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip pint. Nitro-tap.

Appearance
Hazy amber with 1 finger of creamy head. Low carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, bread, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Taste
Bread, caramel and brown sugar. The sweet potatoes take on a flavor similar to pumpkin but is, obviously, sweeter. Light spices of cinnamon and nutmeg round out the finish.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, uber-creamy and incredibly smooth. The nitro pour does this justice.

Overall
Whatever category you want to throw this in, it’s a damn good Autumn beer (Or anytime for that matter). Incredibly balanced, easy drinking and delicious! I will be back for more, Vault.

Photo of monkeybleu
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with 2+ fingers of head. A lovely nitro pour. Head stays and stays with a nice lacing.

No real hop presence in the nose. Aroma is slightly sweet, though tough to smell over the wood oven nearby.

Taste is a sweet potato lovers dream-creamy on the tongue and deliciously semisweet without ever getting cloying. Very little bitterness. The flavor of sweet potatoes just lingers.

This is a real winner in a style (fruit spice) that often disappoints.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA...

A: Pours a light Amber with one full finger of pure white frothy head. The foam takes a bit to settle, and leaves some decent lacing on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is nice. It smells sweet and crisp with notes of cinnamon and sweet potato.

T: Uhh ohh. It tastes like cinnamon water. Yup. It's light, watery, and big on the cinnamon. Bummer.

M: Light bodied beer. The cinnamon hits you right off the bat and fades gradually, but this beer has no body.

O: Not a fan. This beer was WAY too light. It seriously tasted like straight up cinnamon water.

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Sweet Potato Ale from Vault Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.