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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,937 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1937
Reviews: 937
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%


Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbl2 on 09-17-2005)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So I don't really enjoy pumpkin beers, but I couldn't resist picking up a 1/4 growler of this beer to try it...
Served in a nonic.

Kinda reddish orange body with some auburn hues and a small off-white (perhaps tan?) head that quickly settled into a few strands of stringy mist and a firm ring of foamy bubbles around the inside of the glass.

Smells... Well, like a pumpkin beer. Lots of pumpkin flesh and spices. Some light bready malt underneath. The spices are prominent-- which can mak or break a pumpkin beer: done well, the spices make it a superb attempt, but done poorly, the spices make the beer an undrinkable mess-- this beer falls between the peaks, but closer to the "done well" side. Cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, and a deep musty ground leafy note that reminds me of cloves lead the way. some sweet potato/yam notes on the finish.

Body is pretty hefty. A bit undercarbonated for me. A light syrupy feel. A light warming booziness is a clear and present danger on the finish.

Overall-- this isn't a style I usually buy, but every fall I tend to try 1 or 2 new ones... I think this one is a bit too hearty, a bit too boozy, and a bit too heavy-handed on a few of the spices. This is worth a try, but I won't be buying anymore.

Serving type: growler

09-25-2012 01:11:24 | More by AleWatcher
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But as soon as I pour it out of the bottle, it's like I took a pumpkin pie right out of the oven. Wow this smells good. Fresh pumpkin and autumn spice aroma pleasantly remind me of thanksgiving that I love so much. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. All individually pinpointed but together make this beer smell exactly as a beer with this name should.
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Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,937 ratings.