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Pumpkin Roll Ale | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Knapp85 on 07-26-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
131
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
50.7%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
38
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 131
Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Caramel color to the beer. Nice off-white head with a sparkly top. Wants to hold really well, too. A great looking pumpkin ale, and my first of the season.

Smells like a cream soda float plus pumpkin spice. Mostly a candied vanilla aroma to remind you of the cream filling of a pumpkin roll. I guess it does smell like a pumpkin roll. Very little in the line of pumpkin meat, but the spices conjure it all up. Allspice, cinnamon, pumpkin; these are the notes that follow vanilla. Smells like a freshly baked dessert, so I'm in. Here we go.

Bitter pumpkin roll spicing with bright, almost astringent, cinnamon, cream cheese, vanilla flavoring, allspice, a hint of nutmeg, and a not-so-cheap baked pastry bread. Holds most of the bitterness in the spices, but there's a decent hop display, all things considered. Mostly an herbal hop. Has that cream soda kind of flavor, but again, royally spiced. Has a pale tanginess. I really wish there was more than just the idea of artificial pumpkin to represent. It tastes like the cakey part of a pumpkin roll with that heavy dollop of sweetened cream cheese filling. I mean, it's good. Is that what you, ultimately, wanted me to say?

Medium-thin. Carbonation is sizzling. Carries with it a light stickiness on the lips. However, getting it down is easy.

A fascinating little idea, and from the brewers you least expect it from. My girlfriend have a plan in place to acquire more of this. We enjoy it for guily reasons. Maybe you will, too.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out as a nice deep orange color with a white foam on top that held a pretty good retention, The lacing was pretty good also. The smell of the beer is loaded with sweet malts and spicy pumpkin notes. The taste was a bit on the sweet side, the spice balances the beer out a little bit but I think the use of a little more hops would do the beer some justice. The mouthfeel of the this was creamy, very smooth nicely carbonated. The use of non fermentable sugars in this gives the beer is a really good body while keep it drinkable as well. Overall this is a pretty solid Pumpkin Ale, Not bad for the first of the season for me, worth trying!

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Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Pours a medium cloudy brown with a lasting head. Aroma is sweet cream and vanilla.

Taste is sweet cream, vanilla and pumpkin spice with notes of brown sugar and lightly roasted malt. A bitter finish likely from the spices. The description on the label is fairly accurate.

“This fragrant ale evokes the rich, deep flavors of a spiced pumpkin cake rolled around a sweet creamy filling.”

Not my favorite pumpkin, but it is clearly unique from the vast array of pumpkins out there which is a good thing.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BraveMountie
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

DATE: September 23, 2016... OCCASION... the first fall night that might warrant a pumpkin ale--time to try a new one... GLASSWARE: Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse pokal... pours a dark amber, thick body with a slow, easy, glass-wide effervescence... a half-finger, creamy thick head holds steady and leaves thick, filmy lacing behind... cinnamon outweighs the pumpkin, while allspice and nutmeg cloy amidst a soft pumpkin suggestion... spruce hedges its way in--odd for a pumpkin, but not unwelcome... a smooth yet lively mouth feel that lagers at the throat with vibrancy... faint play at the teeth... medium-bodied and drinkable at 6%... finishes with a soft but noticeable burn... surprisingly, the aroma matches its flavor profile, with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice dominating... sadly, the pumpkin is tough to locate... this is a beer that suffers from its own label--is this a pumpkin ale? not really... this actually fits better with a holiday milieu, but not bad at this time either...

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Inglum515
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DarkLordPsycho
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwgduke
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%

Slightly more than two fingers worth of crisp slightly off-white colored froth... Excellent retention, especially for the style... The color is a unique mix of copper and dark amber... There is a light ot moderate bit of carbonation which starts very sluggish towards the bottom of the glass and reaches warp speed before reaching the top... Solid aroma... Subtle autumnal spices... Caramel... Graham cracker crust... Fresh pumpkin pulp... The key features from the aroma are present but muddled... There is a slight charred character on the palate which seems to be out of place... Very pleasant... Medium bodied... Fairly dense... Brisk carbonation... A solid Pumpkin Ale, in a facets expect taste where where this one falls a bit short... Overall decent, but nothing spectacular...

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Photo of vwbus7
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brock915
4.74/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jjd315
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of dogma33
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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Pumpkin Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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