Pumpkin Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
523 Ratings
Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by on 09-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
523
Reviews:
141
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
79
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 523 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of Kurzman
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep dense burnt orange coloring, with a good dose of effervesce. Walnut-pumpkin stem toned head offers a skim covering, with a short lasting appeal. Sparse, speckled lacing, nice coloring overall.

S: Aroma of sweet cinnamon and nutmeg spicing is evident upon uncapping. Toasted malt and cloves and cola follow up. Some brown sugar sweetness and toasted pumpkin rounds things out. I like the aroma here, sweet and spicy, but not overly done, toasted pumpkin mixes in to keep things balanced with a good strength, but with an real pumpkin pie type flair.

T: Flavor was sweet toasted malt, toasted pumpkin and brown sugar. Spicing of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, again as with the nose well balanced, not over done and smells like a real pumpkin pie and well balanced. Toasty oak and caramel rounds things out.

M: Well carbonated, malty and deep feels full.

O: A very drinkable pumpkin with very good balance of toasted pumpkin and spicing attributes. Toasted sweetness, but not enough to hinder multiples. Very good pumpkin beer, easy A by style.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveBlack
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells of sweet spices, cinnamon and allspice, but also distinctly vegetal. Flavor matches the smell. It is not overly sweet, the primary spice is cinnamon, but I can distinctly taste the squash, which is always a nice surprise. Beer hides the 7.3% ABV surprisingly well. A damn good pumpkin beer.

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vtmel82
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Imheadsup
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of A_Rad
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a tumbler glass. Pours an orange color with a thin white head. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little pumpkin. Tastes follow the smells, very heavy on the spices and less so on the pumpkin. Medium body. Overall it's okay, but it is not my favorite pumpkin ale. There is not enough pumpkin and a little too much emphasis on spices in my opinion.

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Photo of Electros
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice orange amber coloring with a thin off white head.

S - Well balanced nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, vanilla.

T - Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, pumpkin - all expertly blended, not one flavor overpowering the other.

M - Medium body.

O - First time having this. Definitely is sitting in my top five pumpkin favorites.

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Photo of surrealtree
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Slack
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber in color, a bit cloudy, with marginal amount of head.

Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet malt on the nose.

Pumpkin spices, most notably cinnamon, malt, sugar, and minor bitters.

Mouthful is medium and smooth with moderate carbonation. Finish is slightly dry.

One of the better pumpkin beers available. Balanced with a nice blend of sugar and spice. Hidden alcohol. Very drinkable. Use this as a baseline for other pumpkin beers.

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

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmh_the_legend
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Santiagocpr
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 523 ratings.
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