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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

2,326 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,326
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 125
Gots: 254 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Lukass, Jan 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tjsmith910, Jan 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

ultimatesearch, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A slightly off-white sea foam head builds above a murky copper beer that leaves a film on the oversized wine glass.

The aroma has a floral sweetness with nutmeg, lavender, caramel, and pumpkin meat.

Sweet, yet balanced, with a late, lingering bitterness in the finish.

A medium body with velvety texture, light carbonation and late alcohol. This one is slightly syrupy.

This is a fun autumn beer, not much else to say.

SLeffler27, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of LeRose
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I did not think this was a great example of a pumpkin ale. Out of balance on the spices, seemed a bit confusing what it was supposed to be. Did not get any actual pumpkin flavor - more like a half-hearted pumpkin pie skimping on the squash. Thick and sweet, kind of clying on the palate with a long aftertaste. Would not look for again

LeRose, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

arc3636, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Lynn, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jfoley84, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

DaleB50, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

larrynevins, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cliff1066, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a slightly hazy copper color with a fizzy white head with decent retention and just a bit of lace.

S- typical pumpkin ale spices but much more pronounced than most that I've had, they almost smell more authentic. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pumpkin purée, basically a slice if pumpkin pie

T- pronounced pumpkin pie spice flavors with cinnamon and nutmeg sticking out the most. Some sweet malt balances the spices out quite well. The finish leaves a strong spiciness of clove and cinnamon, just a bit of hop with just a bit of booze at the end.

M- light-med body with low carbonation, slightly creamy finish and mouthfeel

O- this is what I think pumpkin ales should taste like, it's like comparing dark roast to light roast coffee compared to most other pumpkin ales, the pumpkin spices linger on the palate and are much more pronounced and fresh. One of my favorite pumpkin ales.

Treyliff, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of davey101
3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled: 09/06/12, BB: 05/06/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy dark orange/brown body. One finger of off white foam forms and vanishes leaving nothing behind. No lacing or retention at all.

S - Pie spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. It seems to be waaay too heavy on the spice though, so much so that it comes off herbal and savory.

T - Cinnamon and nutmeg lead into a medicinal ginger flavor. Unpleasant for a brief second before the pie spices come back to center stage. No pumpkin or squash present.

M - Well carbonated and medium bodied. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable.

O - Maybe I just dislike cardamon, but this is one wasn't very enjoyable for me. Far from a drain pour, but I won't be buying this next year.

davey101, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

mendvicdog, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

supermodified, Dec 03, 2012
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,326 ratings.