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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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illini4x4


4/5  rDev +18.7%

10-26-2012 02:11:16 | More by illini4x4
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11%

10-25-2012 00:38:49 | More by leinie13
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-23-2012 00:54:50 | More by mmmmbeer
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

10-20-2012 18:40:47 | More by jawneyt
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Trulius_Slackerus


3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

10-19-2012 02:52:44 | More by Trulius_Slackerus
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-15-2012 20:44:03 | More by Twifiter
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2012 16:20:35 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Murky brownish orange with a half finger of head that fades quickly.

Nose
Allspice, ginger and a touch of pumpkin meat.

Taste
Gingerbread cookies, nutmeg and allspice. Some brown sugar and toasted pie crust. Touches of pumpkin meat and caramel. A hint of earthy bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
This is a very underrated Pumpkin Ale. Balanced, smooth and easy drinking. Subtle pie crust and pumpkin.

Serving type: can

10-13-2012 01:21:03 | More by justintcoons
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

10-08-2012 00:11:22 | More by coz
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

10-04-2012 16:30:06 | More by Woodysbeard
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MaximalC

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky amber color with a thin off-white head. The aroma smells mildly of wheat and pumpkin, but quite unassumingly so. Pumpkin and some vague spiciness manifest on the front end before rapidly subsiding, yielding to a thin and watery finish. Some hop bitterness emerges on the back end as well. There's not a great deal of complexity here, and the body is a bit thin for my liking. I've rarely come across a pumpkin ale I really enjoy, and this is no exception. Ultimately, this pumpkin ale is drinkable, but forgetable.

Serving type: can

10-04-2012 02:02:25 | More by MaximalC
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Packman4IL

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-03-2012 14:42:04 | More by Packman4IL
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Slightly coppery amber with good clarity and a flash head with minimal lacing. Lighter side of medium body and carbonation levels.

Slightly metallic-tinged pumpkin and sweet caramel aroma. The sip confirms it : This is a pumpkin ale that only gently leans on the cinnamon and nutmeg spicing a tiny bit to support a medium-light strength pumpkin flavor that blends well with the caramel / breadiness of the malt within. This is an ideal one for those who would prefer a pumpkin beer without having excessive pie spicing forced upon their palate.

Serving type: can

10-03-2012 03:37:18 | More by WastingFreetime
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-30-2012 00:51:20 | More by pirmannt1
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2012 21:12:14 | More by FreshHawk
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RobertKeith

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-23-2012 06:24:26 | More by RobertKeith
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JoeD


1/5  rDev -70.3%

09-22-2012 03:31:01 | More by JoeD
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Jaystref

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

09-20-2012 22:48:15 | More by Jaystref
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: can from Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured into a Captain Lawrence snifter, a hazy brownish burnt orange color with a finger or so of fluffy white head that receded to a ringlet, leaving just a bit of spotty lacing behind. Aroma of caramel malts, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice is apparent but not overwhelming. Bready malt taste, light pumpkin flesh, cinnamon and nutmeg in conservative proportions, touch of brown sugar. Nice, like a spiced ale rather than a full-blown pumpkin pie bomb...though unfortunately I do like pumpkin ales to be pumpkin pie bombs. But for a mellower selection, this was still good. Medium mouthfeel, smooth; easy drinkability makes up for some of the lack of full flavor.

Serving type: can

09-17-2012 02:12:37 | More by Rifugium
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Treebs

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can served in a Tighthead chalice.

A: Pours a solid amber color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and ring.

S: Big spice upfront. Cinnamon and allspice. Pie crust in the background.

T: Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie crust. The finish is is slightly watery and sweet. Very mild green hops are in the background as well.

M: Medium to thin bodied with a medium carbonation level.

O: This was solid all around. Nothing really stood out at all, but all the pumpkin ale flavors were there.

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 18:39:37 | More by Treebs
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
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!

Serving type: can

09-15-2012 12:17:22 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%

09-14-2012 01:02:46 | More by sgoro
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57md

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -16%
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.

Serving type: can

09-13-2012 02:42:42 | More by 57md
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
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

Serving type: can

09-13-2012 02:12:23 | More by NuclearDolphin
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

09-12-2012 13:08:41 | More by wattoclone
Pumpkin Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
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