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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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2,189 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,189
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 111
Gots: 200 | FT: 2
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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Photo of BigPlay1824
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a medium amber color with a slight warmth to it, pours with a finger of light tan head that is foamy and lingers nicely, pours entirely clear with a small amount of carbonation bubbles present
S: very nice scent, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, purely reminds me of fall, wonderful
T: nice taste, not offensive like other pumpkins can be, not too harsh but well balanced, allspice, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice, possibly a finish of brown sugar
M: medium carbonation tingle on the tip of the tongue then slides smoothly across the palate, finishes with a slight burn, not from alcohol but just the types of spices used, leaves almost a cinnamon freshness in the mouth
O: possibly the best pumpkin ive ever had, not terribly strong on the alcohol but wonderously complex and so smooth, not too filling, just wonderful

BigPlay1824, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very beautiful ruby with white head that fades completely over time.

The smell is Cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots and lots of fall type spices coming through but not over powering.

The taste is similar. It is slightly dry with a pumpkin pie taste on the back that lingers for about 30 seconds.

I am blown away by how good this beer blends all the ingredients together. Also being 8% you can't pick up on any alcohol.

Eriktheipaman, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of keanex
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Deep copper/red with a thing light tan head less than 1 finger that quickly dissipates to a small lacing.

S: Strong delicious pumpkin pie smell. A bit heavy on the cloves and cinnamon, but the pumpkin smell is easily picked out. This smells wonderful.

T: Smells like it tastes. Strong clove and cinnamon tastes slightly overpower the pumpkin. Leaves a cloves aftertaste in your mouth.

M: Medium carbonation, medium bodied but leaves a creamy coating.

O: A good pumpkin offering, a bit heavy on the spices is my only complaint, the cloves in particular.

keanex, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of n2185
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, coppery-orange with a finger of off-white head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Some spice notes in the aroma--cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg--followed by sweet caramel and vanilla aromas. There are some floral notes in there as well as a touch of sweet citrus.

T: Similar to the aroma, spices come up front but don't overwhelm. Sweet vanilla and bready flavors follow along with a slight bitterness on the finish from the hops. Some slight yam/pumpkin flavors on the aftertaste.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is fairly light for its strength, but still has a slightly creamy feel to it.

O: Overall, a good pumpkin ale. I'd prefer a more pronounced pumpkin flavor, but at least the spices are not overpowering as they are in some pumpkin ales.

n2185, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of doopydoogle
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Surprisingly dark amber which is slightly cloudy with a nice lace and thin head that sticks around.

S - Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamon, pumpkin pie, slight metallic nose, fresh yeast rolls, slight malt underneath it all

T - Big spice front with a musty pumpkins backing it up. An almost chlorine/diacetyl butteriness that gives way to a mild bitter, subtle alcohol, and a bit of caramel malt. Slightly sweet with the cinnamon and nutmeg overpowering the clove and the cinnamon, while they are definitely still there. The pumpkins give the beer an almost meaty quality that makes for a chewy and rich experience.

M - Moderate to heavy carbonation, and good palate coating which is both pleasant and unusual in its profile. The finish leaves a slightly cloying alcohol that doesn't give out to a tannic bitterness.

O - A very unique Pumpkin ale. Has a slight funkiness to it, which I like, reminds me of a good French or Alsacian wine. Sweet but not too much so, and the spices are very well balanced so you can pinpoint each one in the medley of flavors.

doopydoogle, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of hoptualBrew
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 12oz with a weird looking pumpkin king on the front. Ale spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, and cloves - fuck yeah I'll have some.

Pours a deep brown honey orange with a little fluffy off white head. Some alcohol legs here at 8%, it will get ya there.

Smells like a pumpkin pie, I think I may go to the fridge & pair this bad boy up with a slice & some whip cream. Cinnamon, nutmeg dominate the nose, very bready too.

Soft mouthfeel brings in the pumpkin pie flavors - jesus this is a fucking amazing beer. This brings back memories of cold halloween nights crowded around a fire & eating pumpkin pie & other seasonal desserts.

Highly recommended & at $2.50 for a 12oz, its really not a bad deal at all! Get some.

hoptualBrew, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA.


Enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass

A - Pours a semi-transparent deep orange/reddish color. A one finger, beige colored head on the initial pours that fades rather quickly to a light skim. Little to no lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - Delicious sweet smell with cinnamon and nutmeg aromas. Very inviting.

T - A rather sweet beer (caramel-like) with a good amount of spices (cinnamon & nutmeg). The pumpkin is noticeable but is pretty much overwhelmed by the spices. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with a tanginess. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.

M - A lightly carbonated beer. A thicker consinsitancy that leaves a syrupy sweetness in the mouth.

O - Another really good pumpkin ale from Pennsylvania. I had the BrewWorks Devious last week and I think I enjoyed that just a bit more but this is a highly enjoyable and delicious beer. I'll gladly finished the remaining bottles in the pack.


BuxMontBeerLover, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of Jesse13713
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at 101 laundry in Kent. I was much more pleased with this than the last on tap beer I had here.

Appearance - A sweet looking natural brown with light orange hints. A nice film laces to the glass effortlessly. A good middle between opaqueness and transparency.

Smell - Light spices are noticeable immediately. Light bread notes and plum. Sweet caramel is subtle as well. A but of raisin and a plethora of cinnamon.

Taste - Wow. I wasn't expecting much after being softened by the bottle variation. This is top-notch pumpkin beer here. A warm infusion of raisin and cinnamon are quick to coat my mouth. A bit if light fruit is noticeable in the background as well. A heavy hit of cinnamon remains delicious throughout. The pumpkin is very persistent at your taste buds, but remains in the background of this fruity, spicy beer. Surprisingly, I taste beef jerky in the aftertaste. I'm not sure how or why, but I like it. Awe yeh.

Mouth feel and overall - Warm and tingly on the tongue. I continue to taste different notes as my glass empties. This beer surprises you and leaves you in suspense of what you'll taste next. Delicious. Medium bodied all around. The pumpkin notes are making themselves better known towards the end of the drink.

Jesse13713, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of brystmar
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pumpkin ales are my favorite seasonal brew. I've heard great things about this beer all year, so I was excited to pick up a 4pk this afternoon.

A: Pours darker than most pumpkin ales with mostly brownish/maroon hues. Foamy white head leaves some beads of lace behind but retreats quickly.

S: Dominated by malt and cloves. Hints of pumpkin and cinnamon in the background. No traces of booze. Doesn't remind me of fresh pumpkin pie like my other favorites.

T: Sweet malts and cloves all over the place. The pumpkin spices feel like an afterthought and only really show up in the aftertaste. Not bad; it just feels like a completely different style of pumpkin ale.

M:On the weaker side of medium-bodied, could use more carbonation as well (and I *rarely* say that).

D: Pretty drinkable for an imperial pumpkin ale. Despite its lack of complexity, this brew is quite smooth and balanced in regards to malt :: spices. Alcoholic burn is barely noticeable as it descends.

Last Fall, I declared Frog's Hollow Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Hoppin Frog the best of the style. Better than ST PumKing, better than DFH Punkin, better than every other pumpkin beer I'd ever tasted. Since then, my beer-loving friends insisted this Weyerbacher brew was on par (or better). And after having enjoyed this brew, the Hoppin Frog beer is still clearly the king.

Here's how the pumpkin ale landscape looks to me now:

Top Tier:
* Frog's Hollow Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Hoppin Frog
* Devious Imperial Pumpkin by Bethlehem Brew Works

2nd Tier:
* Punkin' by Dogfish Head
* PumKing by Southern Tier (I don't like hoppy beers, but I those who do love this brew)

...and then everything else -- including this Weyerbacher. A solid pumpkin ale, but not in the same league as any of the aforementioned brews.

brystmar, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep orange/tan body, trace head, zero lacing

S: nutty, clove, nutmeg, pumpkin, light boozy

T: clove, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon,
trace of orange peel, earthy slight boozy finish

M: med body, smooth, slight chewy mouth

O: This is my 2nd Weyerbacher offering,
quite good. Wish the boozy flavor was a
little more muted, but still would
recommend this and get it again.


BeerLover99, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Groomsy
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic; stamp of "081111" on bottle neck. Bottling date, maybe?

Appearance: Deep copper body, close to that of an amber ale or Irish Red. A frothy head of two fingers quickly dwindles to a complete cover of foam on top of the beer. Only sporadic spotty lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Huge notes of spice, namely cinnamon, nutmeg, and maybe some clove. Also there are big notes of raw pumpkin, with maybe just a bit of caramel. A truly great smelling beer, it reminds me holiday-themed candles. Strong nose on this one, definitely "imperial strength," but still balanced.

Taste: Spices hit the tongue at first - I pick up cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves all at once, but everything is layered very well. There's a sturdy malt backbone of caramel flavors to support all of the other flavors going on. The pumpkin flavors come near the finish, just as big and bold as the other flavors present. An ever-so-slight earthy hoppiness rounds out the finish. This is certainly not a beer for the faint of heart. It's big, bold, and autumnal. A dessert beer for sure, but still very balanced, though it leans toward the sweeter end of the spectrum. Alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden.

Mouthfeel: Creamy medium bodied ale with soft carbonation and a smooth going down. Finish is remarkably dry, but satisfying. Maybe a little lighter than I expected for this beer, but still fitting. Zero burn from the alcohol, which was cool.

Overall: If you love fall seasonals like I do, go for this one, but be warned - it is not a pumpkin ale for beginners; this is not a "training wheels" pumpkin ale. It's literally like liquid pumpkin pie, and that is a fantastic thing to me.

Groomsy, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of ncketchum
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served cold in a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint glass

A = Pours a dark copper, orange and red, orange head about 1 1/2 fingers which dissipates slowly to leave only a trace of lacing

S = Nutmeg and cinnamon dominate the smell, followed by bready malt

T = Malt, hints of the nutmeg and cinnamon, followed by a strong bitterness

M = Medium carbonation, not too thick, alcohol definitely stands out in this one at the end of each sip

D = This is a pretty good seasonal, I was hoping the taste would match the smell but still not bad overall.

ncketchum, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a clear dark reddish brown color with a one finger head that dissipated quickly

S- Big, Big nutmeg and cinnamon

T- Big nutmeg, Big cinnamon, pumpkin. Nice fresh orange peel taste on the middle of the tongue that breaks up some of the sweetness. It basically does taste like liquid pumpkin pie

M- Nice fuller bodied pumpkin ale compared to some of the ones I have had this year that have been on the thinner side. Nice and creamy with good carbonation as well.

O- A pretty over the top pumpkin ale that has been one of the few in this style that I have really enjoyed. It does taste like liquid pumpkin pie, lots of pumpkin pie spices are very prominent. If you don't like pumpkin pie stay away, but if you do this is a treat.

Hoptometrist, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of haywire77
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark red/orange with ruby hues. Beautiful color. Not much head to speak of except a little white ring around the glass. No lacing at all.

Smell is Awesome. Makes me crave candied yams and pumpkin pie and all the other sweets that go along with thanksgiving. Fresh pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg assault my nose more so than any other pumpkin beer I've had. Big time cinnamon!

The taste is exactly like the smell, but noticeably weaker. Not as pronounced on the palate as the nose would lead you to believe. Still a solid pumpkin ale. The 8% is well hidden in this beer so be careful.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and left me wanting more. Not the great pumpkin of myth. I still can't believe this is 8%.

Overall I loved the way this beer looked and smelled, but the taste and mouthfeel were very average in my opinion. Maybe my taste for pumpkin beers is fading after all this time.

haywire77, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of medic361
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This nice pumpkin ale poured reddish amber with a nice head. The lacing was adequate and had a pleasant malty taste. The spices were spot on and a hint of pumpkin and vanilla topped it off. It was like drinking a pumpkin pie without the overly sweet flavor!

medic361, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of magine
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a becker glass.

Pours a hazy to cloudy dark amber color. Thick fluffy, light tan head. Pocketed head sits atop the brew like a pancake. Nice sticky lacing. Really looks nice and malty, good looking brew.

Brew smells of spice; cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and natural pumpkin. Nice malty backbone. Really is a great smelling brew.

Brew is perfectly balanced; creaminess is immediately followed by a nice blend of spices and malts. Cinnamon, nutmeg and some real nice caramel malts. Maybe even some sweet hops in the end. Some real nice spicy qualities to this one. Brew finishes really balanced for a higher abv brew. Very complex and super tasty. Wow, this is where it is at - outstanding.

The best pumpkin brew I have tried yet. It is a pumpkin beer yes, but so much deeper and flavorful then the others I have tried. it is a pumpkin brew that doesnt forget to taste like beer. Excellent.

magine, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of shortbus7
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: The beer has a reddish copper tint to it. Beer produced almost no head with thin lacing that lasted throughout the beer.

A: pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and a slight amount of malt.

M: Thin to moderate with a creamy aspect to it. Carbonation is there, but not overpowering, just right.

T: The allspice is very evident followed by the perfect amount of maltiness. Just enough malt to tame the sweetness but not overpowering. Pumpkin on the finish.

O: A very drinkable beer. I definitely enjoyed this one.

shortbus7, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of jtingue
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Batch. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. Beautiful deep red-brown in color. Pours with a finger or so of head that dissipates to a nice layer on top of the beer. Some lacing clings to the side of the glass.

Smell. Dominated by spices, actually the spices which were named on the bottle. There are some fruity esters present that make

Taste. Like in the nose the spices are present throughout, but this time not in a dominant way. There is plenty of maltiness throughout, which give the beer a nice balancing sweetness. There is a bit of raw pumpkin flavor in there as well.

Mouthfeel. Light to medium in body with a small amount of carbonation. Kind of a thin beer until carbonation builds in the mouth.

You certainly know what you are getting with this beer. Very dominated by the spices noted on the bottle, something that always makes me think less of a brew.

jtingue, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful deep ruby-orange clear color, carbonation bubbles streaming upward. 2 finger foamy, slightly off white lasting head. Thin lacing sticks down entire glass.

S - Tons of nutmeg, cinnamon, nutty malt, spicy hops, slight fruitiness mixed in deep.

T Cinnamon, light pumpkin, nutmeg, nutty malts, spicy hops, dark slightly bitter fruits.

M - Creamy, round carbonation, medium-full bodied, average finish with lots of malt.

O - Pretty drinkable, spicy and malty, not a bad pumpkin ale!

Rickythejeweler, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of khill
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four pack at the local Whole Foods market. Poured into a pint glass.

The beer is a nice autumnal color - a kind of reddish brown which looks caramel in the light. Smells like you would expect - strong pumpkin flavors as well as the spices you associated with pumpkin pie - nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander.

The taste is rich and complex. The primary component is pumpkin with spiciness in the background which makes this ale less sweet than some of the other pumpkin ales I've had. The alcohol is well hidden when the beer is served cold but does get a little more apparent as you let it warm up.

Definitely the best pumpkin ale I've had and one which I will be purchasing again.

khill, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of AdamBear
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-dark cloudy chestnut colored. poured vigorously to obtain a thin cream colored head that disappeared quickly.

S-smells like pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and autumn leaves. smells complex. good strength

T-comes in with an earthy taste of autumn leaves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. there's only a slight hint of pumpkin along with some bitterness. the nutmeg seems to be most prominent and it lasts and makes up a good after-taste. the tastes are all good but fairly subtle. has a slightly roasted flavor to it towards the end.

M-high carbonation. i feel like the carbonation overrides the flavors in this one, which i'm not fond of.

O-the more i drink this, more flavors start to pop out. the tastes reminds me more of pumpkin pie crust than pumpkin pie, pumpkins, or anything else pumpkin flavored. its absolutely one of the better pumpkin ales that i've had. it drinks very well for the abv, but truthfully i was hoping for something a bit deeper and more filling. i think if Weyerbacher worked on this one a bit, it could be an A.

AdamBear, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've grown to love these pumpkin brews. I've always loved everything pumpkin: pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread etc. When I found out about pumpkin ale, I knew I would be in heaven. Satisfied with the Dogfish Punkin Ale, the Saranac Pumpkin one , I knew I had to get this immediately, early or not. I love everything to do with Fall, Oktoberfest, Halloween, happy-medium weather for everyone etc. Always look forward to it.

Pours into pint glass a beautiful, absolutely gorgeous-looking ruby-red/dark amberish-orange, shiny with a nice robust, creamy thick white head. Excellent retention. Nice solid but bubbly lacing, sticking to the glass for a good amount of time.

Upon sniffing, I notice very pleasant and inviting aromas of spice, cinnamon and natural pumpkin flavors. Very nice and welcoming. Getting me excited for Fall already, while still enjoying the remainder of Summer. I love that.

A light to medium body, light on carbonation(a plus in my book), very nice flavors of spices, cinnamon, natural pumpkin palate, hit the tongue. Well-balanced, not too sweet, not too spicy, not too bitter. A little of each of those, with none overpowering the other.

Body comes off a little thin, just a little thin. And maybe some more pumpkin flavors would help. Otherwise, this is solid stuff. An excellent brew to get you set for Fall, and everything Fall. I'm already looking forward to having more.

happy4hoppybeer, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of Heischman
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer - Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Brewery – Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
City/State - Easton, Pennsylvania

STYLE – Pumpkin Ale
ABV – 8%
IBU - 21
DATE – 27 AUG 2011
SERVING TYPE – 12 oz Bottle
GLASSWARE - English Pint
APPEARANCE – Deep reddish orange with very little head. Very little bubble flow from the bottom of the glass
AROMA – strong on the spices, clove and cardamom.
TASTE – Spicy… But not like hot pepper spice, it is the autumn spices that I taste; again clove is very strong in this field. This is like drinking a non-sweet pumpkin pie. Also there are subtle notes of nutmeg
MOUTHFEEL – A little thick, not too surypy though. Also very carbanatted, funny since there is almost no head to this beer.
CONCLUSION – I think this is a wonderful pumkin ale, as it reminds me of the old harvest back before we sweetend everything and used spices to persearve our food. This is a good spicy pumpkin ale but it will sneak up on being at 8% ABV.

Heischman, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark amber with a good, puffy 1.5 finger head. Good head retention and even a decent amount of lacing. Good looking pumpkin beer.

S - Pretty sweet smelling. I actually got a nose full of spice at first, cinnamon, nutmeg, and even some cloves. It almost has a bit of a bubble-gum smell. At the end comes some of that pureed pumpkin--quite sweet.

T - Actually quite a bit of that natural pumpkin taste, not so much that "pumpkin pie" taste. Again, a decent amount of cloves, some nutmeg, spice from the cinnamon. A bit of burn from the alcohol. I don't know, there just seems to be something a little overpowering.

M - Decent mouthfeel, a bit drying, some heat from the alcohol.

Overall - It was okay, honestly. I was a bit disappointed. I like the brews that aren't trying to overdo that pumpkin pie taste and use more of that natural pumpkin taste, but it was like they did that, but then overspiced it with clove. But there just seemed to be something off about this one.

BeerBuckeye, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of ShogoKawada
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Re review. I really need to re-review a lot of beers. 12oz into imperial pint glass.

A- Orange body and a big slightly off-white head, like white sand. 3 fingers and rising. Not much lacing or staying power, settles down quickly to under a finger.

S- Pumpkin pie goodness, lots of spices in the nose.

T- This one's more about pumpkin spice than actual pumpkin flavor. Pretty simple, tasty through and through though. Lots of sweet malt, a bit of peppery heat and cinnamon. Mild hop snap in the finish, quite pleasing.

M- Big flavors, hefty body, not too sweet. Pretty well balanced, although there's some clove or something poking through that I'm not crazy about.

O- Pretty pretty pretty pretty good stuff. Great for blending pumpkin black and tans....

ShogoKawada, Aug 26, 2011
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,189 ratings.