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Pumpkin Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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530 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by on 09-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,551
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
530
pDev:
10.79%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
79
Trade:
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Ratings: 530 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of Zanebeer8
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fishguyac
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TildenKatz
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelk4451
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best pumpkin beers of 2015. Pours an orange/red color with light foam head. Tastes of pumpkin mash, caramel, vanilla. It is a bit heavy but not as heavy as an imperial pumpkin, although the ABV is almost as high as one! This is definitely a must try pumpkin beer and one of my favorites this year.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pablobomb
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of julielynndubee
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cask conditioned- real ale at the DoG Street Pub in Williamsburg, VA on 9/19/15. Definitely one of the best pumpkin ales I have ever had!

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Photo of AGB
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on cask in a nonic, the beer is a hazy, bright, orange copper coloring with a foamy, off white head. Aromas of rich and roasted pumpkin, subtle cinnamon and nutmeg spice, and a bready backbone. Flavors are creamy rich and smooth forward, heavy on pumpkin spice, with a rich, bready backbone. Full bodied, but light and drinkable. The aftertaste is rich pumpkin pie, with vanilla highlights, and a subtle spice linger. Smooth, creamy, layered finish. Great beer.

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Photo of NoFishsticks
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow... Delicious Pumpkin beer with a 7.4 ABV. Cloudy Carmel and pumpkin color with great Halowwen spices and nice sweet nut meg pumpkin finish. If you want big pumpkin taste win a nice ABV kick - get it. Highly recommended.

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep burnt orange with a thinner fizzy head atop,much more carbonated than I was expecting here.Cardamom,nutmeg,and mace stand out in the nose...not all nutmeg like way to many pumpkin ales seem to smell like theses days.A little sharp in the feel but it has the right depth.Graham cracker crust,cardamom,nutmeg,and finally a bit of lightly roasted pumpkin in the flavor dept.A little less carbonation and more creaminess would make this great because the flavors are quite good.

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Photo of darkfruits
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Batch code 8/25/15.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, dirt, squash, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, yeast, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is super malt and earth forward with no real distinct pumpkin pie spices.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Beejay
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A very dark murky brown with a small amount of tan head on top.

S: Roasted pumpkin and sweet potato, followed by maple syrup and a touch of booze. A touch of clove maybe in the finish.

T: Clove and nutmeg followed by pumpkin, and vanilla with a touch of caramel in the finish.

M: Medium to heavy thickness, with medium high carbonation, and just a hint of booze in the finish.

O: Overall I was a bit surprised by this one.. the aroma really has a lot of the pumpkin aroma, instead of just pumpkin pie spices. Pretty good, and of the batch of pumpkin beers I've tried this year this one takes the cake so far.. There are a bunch of mediocre pumpkin beers on the market, and a few fantastic ones.. This one is somewhere in the middle, reaching for amazing, and coming close.

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Photo of aleckpa
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pumpkin ales always smell the same - it's how well everything balances and integrates that's really what matters. The nose has some subtle gourd character, and is even paired with a nice vanilla sweetness. Cinnamon and nutmeg notes start off subtle, but grow more intense as it opens up. In fact, it seems overspiced after a while. Its roasted pumpkin touch is pleasant, though. Its flavor works better: for one, it doesn't taste like a pure cinnamon/nutmeg bomb. I really pick up the roasted pumpkin here - I taste some gourd at first, and I get a burnished quality near the back end. There seem to be strong vanilla cream and brown sugar flavors floating around - great companions to the pumpkin ale base. While the sweetness level on the palate screams "dessert beer", the finish is dry enough to will it down very easily. Carbonation is also properly done: it's airy-feeling without being intense. It doesn't quite dethrone Schlafly's pumpkin ale for me, but if you're a pumpkin ale lover, this is a keeper.

3.6/5: Ultimately not *quite* my thing, but I don't like this style either way; this is a really damn good interpretation of the style from an objective standpoint

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Photo of AMCPhD
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bodah80
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy orangish copper in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and some hints of amber + ruby red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy dark beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with just a hint of spicy rye malts. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of brown sugar sweetness and roasted pumpkin. Finally there are moderate to strong flavors of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove) that lingers through the finish. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades away quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink, though this pumpkin beer is moderately sweet. Nice roasted pumpkin flavor and pumpkin pie spices. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

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Photo of themichaelrhodes
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cj8311
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pumpkin Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 530 ratings
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