Pumpkin Ale - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
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3.16/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
10-20-2013 00:48:35 | More by Maninthearena
2.26/5 rDev -33.1%
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.
10-01-2013 14:03:46 | More by sweemzander
3.4/5 rDev +0.6%
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
09-23-2013 01:41:15 | More by mfnmbvp
Pumpkin Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.