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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,984 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,984
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 78
Gots: 114 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange-brown hue with a decently dense haze and a light, lazy effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy ivory foam with decent retention. Indeed, it is very pumpkin-like.

Smell: pumpkin, nutmeg, possibly sinnamon; perhaps a little anise in there or something licorice-smelling. Spicing is halfway between traditional pumpkin pie spice and a home-made root beer. I mostly like it, but it seems a little imbalanced.

Taste: very much like the aroma at first, but quickly the spices mostly disappear and there is a rich malt-and-pumpkin flavor. The alcohol and astringency disappear for the aftertaste, and the end effect is sweet but balanced, with a really good flavor. 3.5 for the beginning and 4.0 for the end.

Mouthfeel: rich and creamy with a big body and plenty of well-integrated carbonation. Smooth and satisfying; I love it!

Overall: this is a pumpkin beer which is growing on me. I feel like the spicing is a little imbalanced and harsh in places, but for the most part this is a smooth and pleasing pumpkin experience.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 23:27:11 | More by flagmantho
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There are three types of pumpkin beer: spice heavy, gourd heavy, and balanced.

This is definitely on the spice-heavy end of things.

Cinnamon first, followed by a hint of nutmeg and clove. You do get a hint of squash/gourd at the end.

I tend to to be more "punkin' " centric.

A good pumpkin beer, but still inferior to Southern Tier's sweeter Pumking.

Serving type: bottle

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Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,984 ratings.