Pumpkin Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by on 09-19-2009

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear orange/brownish body with one-finger head. A strong cinnamon and peppery smell along with a good pumpkin aroma. Pumpkin and bread malts are clearly evident, along with some caramel malts for sweetness. A light body that is smooth and easy to drink but finishes a little sharp as the sweetness is complemented/balanced with some pepper and clove spices. A very good pumpkin beer, although the guy who sold me on it said it was as good as ST's Pumpking. Not quite, but close.

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Photo of FenwaySquid
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle, batch # 091009, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear deep amber, carbonation bubbles rising inside. The head formed small and faded into a thin layer. Love the color.

Aroma: Pumpkin dominates with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in the background. Excellent.

Taste: Sweet caramel malts up front almost immediately give way to the pumpkin and spices. The finish is sweet pumpkin pie flavors, lingering nicely.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. The carbonation balances well.

Overall: One of the best pumpkin beers I've had to date. If you're a fan of this style, be sure to seek this one out.

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

a: piraat snifter, pours a deep amber-orange color, capped with a nice little off-white head that settles to a healthy ring around the glass

s: great caramel and brown sugar malt base holds up a carefully spiced pumpkin pie concoction, rich and highly aromatic, big on the nutmeg with plenty of meaty, buttery squashlike aromas, clove spiced cookies, promising start

m: carbonation on the light end and smooth, body on the full side of medium, satisfying

t: the malty "beer side" is in great harmony with the "pie side", brown sugar malts carry thoughtfully used pie spice, with meaty, roasted pumpkin pushing through after the swallow - that flavor is more striking here than in any other, sugary squash flavors linger, complex, fantastic and pretty much flawless

d: puts my old NC brewed favorites to shame, chances of another sixer purchase are high as this is one I'd like a couple of at a time, recommended

sixer from Norm's, Vienna, VA

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Photo of Tiderion
4.97/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Minimal lacing and carbonation. That isn't necessarily bad however. Very inviting orangish-copper color.

S: Smells like pumpkin pie with cinnamon.

T: The first few sips are a lightly spiced beer that develops into a complex pumpkin flavor as the pint empties. A true joy to taste this one.

M: Low carbonation but it really adds to the flavor.

D: I tried this straight out of the fermenter when I stopped by the brewery. I immediately bought a case off of them as soon as it was bottled.

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Photo of LittleLeity
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was out with a couple of friends in the park and we purchased a six-pack of this (with solo cups) from an upscale corner store that recently opened by Lincoln Park. We all really liked this, and it went perfectly with an early fall day and bocce ball. As a beer, it was very nice, medium body, not too much head but very pleasant. We purchased it for the pumpkin flavor though, and on that count it was the best I've had. The smell and flavor of pumpkin and spices was just right, definitely there, but not completely overwhelming the beer. It also did not have the artificial taste. If you are a fan of this flavor, and not everyone is, then grab a six pack of this and you won't be dissapointed.

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