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

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: GDBEERMAN on 09-29-2010

First canned Pumpkin Ale in the US.
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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.13/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for giving me this brew to try! Thanks duff!

can poured into snifter glass.

Reviewed from notes on 9/12/12.

Appearance: dark orange almost copperish bodied beer with almost 2 fingers of white head.

Smell: I get the pumpkin and a little bit of spice. I would say mostly nutmeg and allspice. Maybe some cinnamon too. Very nice!

Taste: Its tasting fairly close to pumpkin pie, but not over the top. I nice pumpkin note that is not artificial tasting and a nice compliment of spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg for sure. Maybe a hint of buttery pie crust or graham cracker like malts.

Mouthfeel: low end of moderate bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is such an easy drinker. Really delicate carbonation and crisp finish.

Overall: I think this is my favorite pumpkin beer that I have tried this year! I was not a fan of pumking, this was much better! Pumpking was way over the top and this beer was just right! I would totally drink a 6er of this beer on a fall hayride; it the perfect beer for that! Its like a fall comfort food, but its beer!

Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of 57md
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy copper with over a finger of head. Most of the head dissipated quickly, but there was a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The nose was oddly perfume-like. The taste was fairly bland with a subtle artificial quality that was not terribly pleasant. The drinking experience got a bit better on the finish which was a touch dry.

Sadly, the cool can design is the only interesting thing about this offering.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.08/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass.

Until I get my hands on Painted Pumpkin Ladies, my quest for a truly unbelievably good Pumpkin Ale continues

Appearance - Dark Orange and Hazy. Pours a filmy half finger head that disappears quickly. With the exception of a few bubbles clinging to the side, theres no carbonation to speak of

Smell - Rich Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon, Spices, and Malts. The aroma is rich and sweet, just the way it should be. This looks very promising...

Taste - Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon, and Malts. Flavor starts out sweet and rich and leaves a surprisingly dry aftertaste, which is kind of disappointing because this is very tasty pumpkin ale

Mouthfeel - It's light and has almost no carbonation, so it feels a bit creamy but not quite refreshing. Still, it is pretty easy to drink

Overall - It tasted rich, but the dry aftertaste at the end was something I could've done without. Aside from that, it's a great tasting Pumpkin Ale, but my heart still lies with Painted Pumpkin Ladies

Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
2.45/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head on top, moderate retention and minimal lacing. Kind of looked like an orange soda.

S: Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, a decent pumpkin aroma, seems a little fake.

T: Very faint pumpkin pie spices. It sort of tasted like spiced apple juice actually. A very watered down beer.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: On the bottom end of the pumpkin beer spectrum for me. Very watered down and thin with very little pumpkin flavor.

Photo of Heidelberg7
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Snagged up a single of this for 2.50 at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - Pours a clear bright yellow with a mild orange tint. Head is minimal that fizzes to a lace ring rather quickly.

S - Smells like a pumpkin lager to me with lager yeasts, bread, pumpkin, and mild spices.

T - Not bad the first thing that jumps at me is the lager yeast which gives it a metallic like vegital taste. Spices seem balanced enough focusing mostly on ginger and allspice and the finish is rather crisp.

M - Light to medium yet not as malty as other takes on the style.

Overall this reminds me of Michigan brewing pumpkin ale which I hear has been take from rotation so this is a pretty equal substitute. Unfortunately this is far from a great pumpkin ale and with "Devious" and "Night Owl" readily available I have no reason to buy this again.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Listers
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of bicyclesnbeer
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of harrylee773
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of mdfb79
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from someone last week. Pumpkin ale in May? Why not. Poured from a 12 oz. can into my DFH tulip.

a - Pours a hazy dark orange-brown color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pumpkins, cinnamon, bready malts, spices, gingerbread, fruity malts, and nutmeg. Really nice nose, I liked it a lot.

t - Tastes of spices, cinnamon, bready malts, lightly metalic notes, pumpkin, fruit, nutmeg. Heavy on the spice and some light metal in the taste, a big step down from the nose, though not too bad.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth body.

o - Overall a decent pumpkin ale. I actually really liked the nose a lot as there was a ton of cinnamon and pumpkin, though the taste was pretty average. Worth checking out but there are others I prefer.

Photo of Hurkie70
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of FRAeULEINBiER
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of vfgccp
2.03/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A – Bright, medium honey color. Low retention and no lace on a white head.

S – Sweet malt, light molasses, but with mildew and green-pepper off-flavors.

T – Light malt, touch of herbal bitterness, and allspice. Unfortunately the mildew note from the nose comes through in the taste. Pour balance and a touch sour.

M – Thin, light, and semi-watery.

O – Poor quality and almost no pumpkin flavor.

Photo of Profane
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of alcoholinside
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Lombardian
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Pumpkin Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.