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

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of chefhatt
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%

I poured this from the can into a perfect pint glass. it has a murky copper colored body with no head or lace to it. The smell is of all spice,nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste has that nice spice bite up front of the normal spices and then has a hint of pumpkin closer to the finish. The mouth feel is kinda watery, but is a easy drinker. I would say it is a average pumpkin beer but it could be a good session pumpkin beer.

chefhatt, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

t0rin0, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of dtx00
4/5  rDev +18.7%

dtx00, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of jagada
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

jagada, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

Mick-e-d, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of beerhawk41
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

beerhawk41, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of tommyd313
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

tommyd313, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of pwoody11
3/5  rDev -11%

pwoody11, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.4/5  rDev -28.8%

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 11/1/12

Dull amber hue; lazy like honey. A fury of bubbles results in a one finger head that recedes almost immediately. Some drippy lace.

Huh. This thing actually smells like pumpkin pie - lightly buttered crust an all. There is a slight soapy notion on the peripheries. The taste isn't quite as on-point as the aroma. There are certainly pumpkin pie type flavors, but it tastes dull and a bit dirty. The finish is papery and lacking. The feel is a bit thin, at least it seems that way to me. Carbonation is appropriately low.

Overall, this is drinkable but ultimately it's merely a so-so sort of pumpkin ale.

Ryan011235, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%

12 oz. can poured into a cervoise glass

Pours a cloudy light amber with orange hues capped with a white, pillowy three finger head. Abundant, splotchy lacing along the side of the glass. Nutmeg, pumpkin and spice, and light toffee and caramel on the nose. Opens with nutmeg and cinnamon, joined by pumpkin, lightly sweet caramel malt and finishes smooth with more spice and lightly sweet toffee notes. Lighter side of medium bodied, moderate level of gentle carbonation. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very pleasant. One of the better pumpkin beers I've had recently and definitely one of the better offerings I've had from this brewery.

chanokokoro, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of msubulldog25
3.1/5  rDev -8%

Wow, a pumpkin ale in a can - what'll they think of next? Many thanks to woodychandler for this 12 oz'er. A bright orange label depicting an angry pumpkin (although it has a mug full of beer wrapped in its stem - what's to be angry about?) and a spider web backdrop. Poured at cellar (chilly) temperature to a pint glass.

A: Murky, unfiltered caramel-copper tinged with amber. Scant head, a fizzy fraction-of-a-finger - departs in seconds. A freckle or two of lacing, average (or a bit below) in appearance. Next...

S: Decent aroma of spices - allspice and clove. Sweet. Restrained strength.

T: Pretty good 'pumpkin' spicing... the necessary nutmeg and cinnamon thing. Enough caramel to balance that zingy spicing. Not terribly complex but still rather tasty.

M: Underwhelming mouthfeel, quite weak/watery. Some carbonated crispness and a dry and earthy spice, but not enough to salvage this one. No canning or 'best by' date on this one, but it was received only two weeks ago from a trader so I assume it is 'fresh'.

O: Liked the flavor, decent aroma... but soooo very bland look and feel-wise. Average, middle-of-the-road pumpkin ale (a fairly good amber with spicing), but this one doesn't do much for me. Love the style, barely like this version of it.

msubulldog25, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of illini4x4
4/5  rDev +18.7%

illini4x4, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -11%

leinie13, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of mmmmbeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mmmmbeer, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

jawneyt, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Trulius_Slackerus
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Trulius_Slackerus, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Twifiter
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of justintcoons
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured into a pint glass.

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

Allspice, ginger and a touch of pumpkin meat.

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.

Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

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

justintcoons, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of coz
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

coz, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Woodysbeard
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Woodysbeard, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of MaximalC
2.8/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

MaximalC, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Packman4IL
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Packman4IL, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

WastingFreetime, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

pirmannt1, Sep 30, 2012
Pumpkin Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.