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Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin AleWilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 07-17-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Chaney, Aug 02, 2014
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Meyers1023, Sep 18, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev +8.8%

sgn4779, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Bad after taste.

Oberson58, Sep 16, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown in color with just a trace of fingernail thin white head covering about a quarter of the top. Good clarity. Aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg,and pumpkin. The flavor is comprised of nutmeg,cinnamon,and pumpkin,but nutmeg is definitely the lead spice. The mouth is pretty busy with all of those spices pricking my tastebuds.
Appearance: 3.25
Taste: 3.25
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Overall: 3.5

Franziskaner, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

KatieS, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Orangey caramel colored with a low head that dissolves quickly to nothing. Aroma of faint malt and pumpkin spice. Flavors of bready malt, some low squashy vegetal flavors, not offputting, followed by nutmeg notes, and some subtle cinnamon. Nutmeg rises up frequently, and emerges again in the finish. Notes of vanilla linger, punctuated with a slight peppery bite. Would like a bit more cinnamon and a bit less nutmeg, but overall a decent pumpkin beer.

far333, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

briandaube, Friday at 03:03 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Deep copper hue thin cream colored head forms and leaves behind speckled lacing. Aroma a bit of pumpkin flesh, and cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Flavor has earthy spice notes, pumpkin fruit, caramelized malts to combine a decent mix of flavors even if it's a bit too spice heavy for me. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even flowing carbonation, lingering spices add a perfume like dryness that doesn't settle well with me. Overall middle of the road for the style, I'm tired of pumpkin ale and it's mid September.

WVbeergeek, Sep 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Ryogirl, Sunday at 02:47 AM
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

acurtis, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

[Appearance: 3.0] This one is a burnt orange with some red and brown hues mingling in the body. The head is small, neither especially tight nor loose, a tan layer of spritz somehow staying together, though not particularly well. Left on the walls of the glass is a collection of tiny spots of lacing.
[Aroma: 3.75] The emphasis in this beer is lots of spicing, though it's not overdone. It's not sweet, and there's a touch of tang to a solid note of pumpkin flesh.
[Flavor: 3.5] Tang flashes in front in the taste, with a bit of flesh before the heavy spicing comes in. It's more of an allspice than anything. It finishes with an earthy and musty bitterness.
[Mouthfeel: 3.75] The medium body is creamy up front, bubbly with a bit of spritz on the tongue but without taking too much from the body. Overall, it's fairly dry with some bitterness lingering.

Brenden, Aug 25, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

A- Thick, pillow-like head, three fingers high. Amber and brown body with robust carbonation. 4.25

S- Lots of allspice, pumpkin, sweet malt with some milk chocolate. 3.5

T- Pretty similar to the nose, allspice, pumpkin, notes of vanilla and chocolate, and a slight vegetal, squash-like flavor. 3.5

M- A bit thin in the body, but it's got a sweet, creamy quality. The finish is a tad bitter, but mostly the sweetness lingers. 3.5

It's entirely drinkable and enjoyable, but could use more body. The chocolate on the nose is nowhere on the palate and that's a bummer. 3.5

ONovoMexicano, Sep 22, 2014
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marmstrong1212, Aug 06, 2014
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Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Aficionado_Shawn, Sep 07, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +21.9%

KMac13, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

StephRai, Thursday at 11:00 PM
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3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Found this newly released Pumpkin ale July 30 at local Giant Eagle store, also in their weekly circular at $8.99 / sixer

My first new pumpkin beer of the 2014 season, poured from chilled bottle into NB tulip

A: Nice pour, brownish red color, small head and minimal lacing on glass

S: OK, nothing spectacular, hints of vanilla and subtle spice, pretty light

T: Decent overall, a pretty typical pumpkin ale to the style, drinkable - nothing out of the ordinary to me

M: Fairly light, carbonation also light, not bad, but could be a bit thicker

O: A fairly solid new brew, drinkable enough and affordable...I have never been much of a Magic Hat fan, and this new pumpkin ale is not going to convert me either

BeerVikingSailor, Jul 31, 2014
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Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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