Pumpkin Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by on 09-19-2009

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#2,857
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
536
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
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Ratings: 536 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of DaveMaciolek21
2.99/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pleasant but pedestrian seasonal effort. Pumpkin, nutmeg and spices are handled with subtlety, but perhaps a little too subtle, leaving the beer shallow with a here and quickly gone aftertaste.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rebotco09
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBass
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice dark amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant pumpkin hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a generous pumpkin flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very nice well balanced pumpkin

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Photo of loon
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just shared a growler of Pumpkin released Aug 1. So Ready for fall weather and this beer gets you in the mood. A lighter Pumpkin Pie flavor. easy to drink. Not over the top with spices.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cejaev
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really great Pumpkin beer from the place that invited it.

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Photo of danmouer
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Full disclosure: I am not much of a fan of pumpkin-spice ales. This year's Alewerks version might just change that. The beer pours a dense, translucent orangey-amber, putting up a modest bu persistent froth. The aroma is a grabber: sweet spice, spicy spice, peppery spice, baked pumpkin, malt and alcohol wake the nose right up.

The flavor follows through. The full-bodied, rich beer is distinctly sweet and spicy but nowhere near over the top in either dimension. In fact the spices have an intriguing, earthy and peppery quality which, along with a slightly bitter backbone, balances the weighty heft of this brew. Chewy, warming, compex...good beer to stash away for the first hints of winter.

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Photo of gregmyster
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from VA.

This is a highly spiced pumpkin ale. Typically, that would hurt my rating but the spice mix here is so appealing, especially in the nose, that i enjoy it. This tasty ale will be too sweet and/or too spiced for some.

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Photo of Python6586
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
4.16/5  rDev 0%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveBlack
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 536 ratings