Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
4.11/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Poured into a rastal beer snifter. Huge thick foamy head and beautiful deep amber color. Let it sit a little to warm up and to get some of the flavors of it woken up. After about 5 minutes, the head had dissipated , but a small amount is still there, and lacing already on glass where it was. Kinda wished it stuck around a little more, but oh well.
S - Holy pumpkin batman! It smells like a fresh baked pumpkin pie! The spices, the warm earthiness, the pumpkin; all spot on. Picking up huge showings from cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, maybe some dark fruitiness, and of course, the pumpkin.
T - I must say I am a little disappointed here, after that incredible showing of smell, the taste leaves something to be desired. Don't get me wrong though, the beer tastes wonderful! On first taste, instantly greeted by a deep sweet cinnamon raisin earthiness, picking up some dried citrus tones, lots of doughy crusty spices, picking up a hint of maybe apple cider sweetness, some nutmeg, and then a deep rich pumpkin tartness. Great tasting beer, but really hoped for more pumpkin.
M - Thick and smooth, a creamy richness to it, and yet it's still whispy smooth. Was hoping for a little more darkness to it, a little more of it to stick to my mouth.
O - With all of the pumpkin ales and beers out there today, this one definitely stands out with the elite of the crowd. It's subtle, yet overflowing with pumpkin, although I really wanted it to taste more like it smelled. A wonderful beer for the fall months!
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2013 00:04:32 | More by undeadozzy
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4.29/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
07-29-2014 23:34:34 | More by sagefool
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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