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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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Reviews: 66
Hads: 469
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 144 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 07-17-2014

Wilhelm Scream is ripe with fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel malts. Medium-bodied and the color of orange setting suns, it finishes similar to the way we finish summer: with just a hint of bitterness.
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Reviews: 66 | Hads: 469
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Bad after taste. (16 characters)

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3.39/5  rDev -2%
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 (391 characters)

Photo of KatieS
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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. (458 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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. (514 characters)

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3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2014 bottle (12 oz) with negligible sediment served in a nonic glass.

Body is deep orange-amber and clear. The short-lived head is beige with a slight orange tint.

Aroma: spiced bread

Flavor: also vry spicy but marginally below what I would consider over-spiced. Cinnamon, nutmeg and (?) ginger. Surprisingly nice finish.

Feel: lively medium-high carbonation with a near medium body.

O: a somewhat spicy but above average pumpkin beer. (445 characters)

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2.25/5  rDev -35%

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2.25/5  rDev -35%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

[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. (860 characters)

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3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, cloudy, orange/mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Some nice aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked bread and pretzels. I also get some nice aromas of pumpkin pie spices, such as cinnamon, all-spice, nutmeg, clove, and ginger as well as some brown sugar.

Taste: Pretty good! Lots of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by strong flavors of brown sugar-like sweetness, and the afore-mentioned pumpkin pie spices, such as cinnamon, all-spice, nutmeg, clove, and ginger.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a good, solid, pumpkin beer. Malty, and slightly sweet, mixed well with pumpkin and pumpkin pie-like spices. Definitely worth a drink. (1,006 characters)

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
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 (624 characters)

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Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.