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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

2,231 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,231
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 114
Gots: 220 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.1%

marshmeli, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

brewdude1982, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

vande, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Bob402, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ncworster, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ACifra, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle, poured into large wine glass

a - dark amber, yellowish thick nice 1.5 finger head at first. No real lacing but it is pretty while it is there.

s- sweet smell, holiday spices predominantly cinnamon and cloves with a bit of pumpkin. great smell overall.

t - a little bit more of a 'tang' than you would expect but overall balanced. I wouldn't consider the beer bitter by any means, definitely a little bit sweet - but the alcohol content combined with the spices doesn't let the sweetness become too overpowering. The finish is the only place where a little alcohol bitter will sneak up, but it doesn't linger that long and the beginning and middle of the taste is too good to dwell on the bitter. alcohol is otherwise disguised well for an 8% brew.

mf- not velvety, but certainly not over bubbly. I like this mouth feel a lot - its obviously not as good as something off a nitrous tap, but about as good as it gets out of a bottle with balanced lightness and effervescence.

o - a great holiday beer. arguably one of my favorites. Would drink regularly.

Thanks again weyerbacher.

MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

sneaks2210, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

chrismel, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

TastyIsBeer, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy amber copper color with slow bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready and caramel malts, cinnamon, brown sugar, all spice, nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin. It has a nice smell to it.

Taste: Same as above. A bit spicier than I would like, bitterness lingers for a bit, and the booze is hidden well too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, spicy, not boozy, and enjoyable on this cold evening.

Overall: A pretty solid pumpkin beer to add to the list. Bitterness is higher than I would like, but still a good pumpkin beer.

Flounder57, Nov 18, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Brownish orange color, kinda cloudy. Very little frothy white head when poured which dissapated to nothing very quickly.

S- I first smell some sweet caramel. Then comes through the fruity pumpkin and maybe some very slight notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Smells more fruity than anything else.

T- This pumpkin ale really opens up with very pleasant flavors as soon as it's in your mouth. Not a strong pumpkin taste but very pronounced and well balanced spices. Great tasting cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and I even taste something a little minty.

F - Very lightly carbonated with very small bubbles. I expected it to leave more of a sugar residue in my mouth based on the smell but i'm left with the slightest taste of alcohol and all of those nice spice flavors.

O- I'd get this Pumpkin ale again. It definitely tastes like Autumn in the North East. I would like it to be a little less flat but not a deal breaker.

chubby2u, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

cackalacky, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

HumanParaquat, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

ahubal, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

fisherbray, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Bills453
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Dark orange color. Half finger white head the dissipates quickly to nothing.

Smell - pumpkin pie. Really I love the sweeter pumpkin brews, so this makes me giddy.

Taste - unfortunately the smell is better than the taste. I can taste the pumpkin, but the spices that I smell never really make an appearance...

Mouthfeel - a ok

Overall - ok offering, average pumpkin ale.

Bills453, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

SadMachine, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Craigory, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusty colored hazy body with a decent head and no lacing.

The aroma is heavily spiced with loads of clove and allspice, with a dash of cinnamon.

There's a good pumpkin flavor to this. It's not a pumpkin pie pumpkin, but real pumpkin. Clove, allspice, and cinnamon are all heavy.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry.

I liked this pumpkin ale quite a bit but could see how it could be polarizing. If you don't like spices, you likely won't like this.

Vonerichs, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

JCaweinstein, Nov 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

RBorsato, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

JohnFatAss, Nov 06, 2012
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,231 ratings.