CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!! | Voodoo Brewery

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CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is an 11.3% barleywine brewed with and aged on 200lbs of real pumpkin, madagascar vanilla beans, and cinnamon in bourbon barrels. Pumpkin is front and center with notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon rounding out the back side.

Added by Brewski on 10-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,924
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
164
pDev:
11.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
39
Trade:
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samact
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbaker67
3.2/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is pure vanilla and Kentucky straight. Very sweet beer - pumpkin is kinda lost, but lots of decadent caramel, cinnamon and vanilla to compensate.

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Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Preface of apart from manbearpig I've been monumentally underwhelmed by the dozen other voodoo beers I've had.

L - voodoo teku pour. Gorgeous crystal clear ruby red to amber with snow white 1 finger head and lacing that actually resembles lace. Wow.

S - toffee, caramel, definitely pumping but not overwhelming. Vanilla, brown sugar. Not much spice. I'm totally on board with this so far. Not much bittering and therfore smells.more like am English than an American barleywine.

T - coconut. Wtf? LOADS of oak, then vanilla, brown sugar and toffee. Faint bittering hops on the back end. Where is all of this coconut coming from though?

M - mild and middle of the road. Fairly coating but not big and voluptuous on the palate. Carbonation is high but very gentle and soft.

Overall - pretty good. It's bittering more as it warms but I'd still consider this more of an English barleywine. I can see this being fantastic with age and some mutes rough edges.

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Photo of orangesol
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- The beer was an almost disturbingly radiant shade of orange.

Smell - Cinnamon and nutmeg were the dominant notes in the nose.

Taste - My first thought is that this tastes like a pumpkin scented candle. Notes of cinnamon, apple and actual pumpkin are present. What I don't like is the elements of a barleywine are smothered. This seems like a regular pumpkin ale with a warm after.

Mouthfeel - Based on feel, one might not know this is a barleywine.

Overall- There is a lot to like here. Yet I wonder if pumpkin is not right for this particular style. The glory of a barleywine is not allowed to shine.

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Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer... When I opened the bottle there was a unique aroma that I immediately attributed to Pumpkin - and it probably was - so I was nervous it was going to be a pumpkin bomb, but it was the best pumpkin beer of any style I've had to date... Its definitely more barleywine than pumpkin beer, and in full disclosure I had to drink it in two settings but that doesn't change my overall opinion.

Nice sweetness, but kind of earthy profile that you would associate with a traditional fall/thanksgiving... spices abound, and in it all there's only a subtle barrel presence, and a nice kick of vanilla. Everything plays together, and this comes off in spades. I don't get excited about pumpkin beers, but I'll look for this again next fall!

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Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 164 ratings