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Pumpkin Ale - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 19.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
First canned Pumpkin Ale in the US.

(Beer added by: GDBEERMAN on 09-29-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2012 21:12:14 | More by FreshHawk
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3.16/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Very orange, thin frothy top, cloudy enough not to see through it. Looks like a good brew from the looks of it.

Nose- Malt, some creamy pumpkin notes. Some spice to it. A little sweetness lingers.

Taste- Pumpkin puree rather than pie-like. A lot less sweet then a lot of other pumpkin ales but pumpkin flavored nonetheless. A little bitterness although not hoppy, some toasted gingerbread adds a nice quality. Subtle wash of alcohol at the end with some tartiness.

Mouthfeel- Thin and slightly watery, I expected something a little more robust for a fall seasonal. Enough alcohol for a small warming effect on the finish leaving a thin coat on the palate.

Overall- First beer I've had from Wild Onion. A nice deviation to the overdone absurdly sweet pumpkin beers around. However, the taste lacked that oomph that I had hoped for that separates the great pumpkin ales from the rest.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12oz. can poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a pale orange color. Some white froth.

(S)- A lighter graiy aroma. Bits of light honey sweetness. Extremely subtle pumpkin in the aroma.

(T)- Slight graininess meets a light sweetness. Very slight pumpkin hints sadly.

(M)- A good carbonation level but the feel of this beer is far too light and not much pumpkin to speak of. A light beer meets tiny bits of pumpkin.

(O)- Probably my least favorite I tried this season so far. It just lacks any real flavors or aroma for the style for me.

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10-01-2013 14:03:46 | More by sweemzander
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can, with no apparent canned on or freshness date present. My second beer from Wild Onion Brewing Co., expectations are about average since I know next to nothing about this brewery.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours just under two fingers of foamy beige / off-white head on top of a nice hazed burnt orange colored body with some bubbles lazily floating topside. Looks ideal for the style.

S - Smell is of the usual suspects: creamy pumpkin puree, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, thyme, and other herbal spice rack notes. Smells suited to style, although most pumpkin beers never smell like much to me.

T - Taste is pretty standard, but tasty. Some sugary cola, crisp carbonation, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and some other assorted spices. Spiced cola taste is most prominent to me.

M - Feel is lightly sticky. Mostly smooth, crisp, and clean. Moderate carbonation akin to what I imagine a pumpkin soda would be like.

Overall, a pretty generic and "safe" pumpkin beer offering from Wild Onion Brewing Co. Fairly generic and one-dimensional in it's attack, but it is a solid autumnal offering, and would probably make for a safe gateway beer for those that are new to the style. Looking forward to more from these guys.

Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale ---3.5/5

Serving type: can

09-23-2013 01:41:15 | More by mfnmbvp
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

09-14-2013 00:16:12 | More by thinwhiteduke
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite time of year in search of 'thee' pumpkin brew. Of course I read fellow BA's reviews to help me along.

Poured last nite under backyard patio illumination around a fire, the glow from my snifter was gourdish orange with a generous froth.

Smell is pumpkin spices, allspice, cardamom, brown sugar, mace. Sweet aromas and inviting.

Taste is spiced autumn pumpkin and is not overbearing at all. Carmel notes and malty sweetness rounding out the lighter side of pumpkin flesh. Plus I get a light tartness on the back end which I enjoy and not experienced with other pumpkin brews. Lager with pizazz!

On the medium side with some creaminess making the spice linger. Great at cold to warmer temp so you can hold this awhile. Sessionable.

Love the artwork so make sure you keep the can around after you pour it. Part of this amazing experience is smelling it as you bring your glass of choice to your lips-so I advise not to drink out of the can. I recommend trying this to have fun in comparing with the others-definitely worth it. Price point is affordable.

Serving type: can

09-07-2013 14:50:21 | More by joeseppy
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mynie

Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First off, this is the most badass can design I have ever seen. It looks like a 99 cent Halloween decoration you could buy at Jewel-Osco in the late 80s. That is amazing. The people who dislike it are the ones who dislike Will Ferrel movies because they're too stupid, or hate the British version of The Office because it's too disquieting. These people are too dumb to get the point of the thing they're criticizing, but they then have the gall to base their criticism in their supposed intelligence, like this thing they can't understand is just so far below their massive intellects.

Okay, neat tangent, there. Secondly--alright guys, you can get on me for not being a purist or whatever, but you know what I want my pumpkin beer to taste like? Pumpkin pie. You know what this tastes like? Pumpkin pie.

It tastes like cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and gourd pulp, with just a little bitty beeriness on the back end. Boom.

If you're one of those sick, gross weirdos who demands that his pumpkin ales belong to the pre-prohbition variety and taste like a combination of an unhopped stout and raw squash, then I'm sorry but this beer is not for you. Likewise, if you get thrown off by intentionally garish aesthetics, you're going to enter into this beer with bad expectations that will be reflected in your reviews.

Also, btw, Wild Onion is probably the most under-rated Chicagoland brewery. Their hefe is amazing, and so is this.

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 20:16:18 | More by mynie
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Docrock

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-31-2013 03:48:53 | More by Docrock
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Pumpkin Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
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