Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale | Otter Creek Brewing

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Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin AleWolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.35%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
513
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
16.57%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mitch3114
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jae61
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a orangey amber with a moderate head with BIG bubbles, dissipating to a light foam in short order. Some pumpkin pie spices in the nose (very light) and mouth. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Murky amber brown color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.75 S: Good balance of pumpkin and spices. Nutmeg and allspice are most prominent with cinnamon pulling up the rear. Toasty malts with a caramel backbone. Fairly simple by pumpkin beer standards, but has everything you want.

3.75 T: Like the nose, this isn't very intense, but it tastes good and has great balance. Good pumpkin flavor, spices per above. Caramel and toastiness.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.

4.0 D: This doesn't get a lot of love, but I really like it.

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Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite pumpkin beer. Just the right hint of pumpkin and spice, very drinkable. Love Wolaver's selection.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This murky red amber ale has a very small white head. The aroma is almist non existent and the flavor has almost zero pumpkin flavor. Not a good pumpkin ale.

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Photo of mhgatti
2.2/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mackeyse
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeLegen
4.26/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bdaggett
4.43/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best pumpkin beers I have ever had. REAL pumpkin flavor. It even smells like a freshly cut pumpkin, bringing you right to those Halloween days. For me, this beer is second only to the king, Pumking!

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Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.01/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sachie23
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wattersmike90
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rschis16
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Wolaver's (Organic) Pumpkin Ale from Otter Creek Brewing
3.44 out of 5 based on 513 ratings.
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