Pumkelweizen | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by thecheapies on 11-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.45/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

18 oz tap pour (Milwaukee location) in a tall mug.
5.8% ABV, 17 IBUs.
(Review from notes)

A - Beautifully clear burnt umber with a very well retained off white head. Thick lace coats the glass.

S - Robust spicy aroma loaded with all the usual suspects, it's festively awesome smelling with a nice pie filling pumpkin hint and Vienna, toasted malt backbone.

T - Spice overload is completely welcomed in this well-balanced beer. Toasted malt and earthy hops balance the pumpkin pie flavor nicely.

M - Medium bodied and well carbonated with a spicy finish to the faintly dry brew.

O - Very good, I could most definitely drink a bunch of this during fall, the balance is very nice despite the powerful spice addition!

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of brewsadedotcom
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle purchased at the Homestead, PA location

A: Poured into a weizenglass. Caramel brown color. 1 inch head, good retention

S: Noticeable but not overwhelming aroma of clove. Was hoping for some detectable banana aroma but there was none.

T: The pumpkin and spices are very prominent. Has a very tangy aftertaste. Definitely a very interesting brew.

M: This beer was a little flat. This was one of the last bottles that they had left so maybe that was a factor.

O: I love Pumpkin Ales and Dunkelweizens so I was very excited to try this beer. Was I blown away by it? No. But, I will definitely give it another try. I think it's a beer worth checking out if you see it available the next time you're at RB.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber. Listed as brewed by Rock Bottom Brewery, Homestead, PA.

Dark sienna brown with suspended yeast and gunky clumps settling at the bottom. Light sepia head looks rich.

Has an aroma of pumpkin pie crust and dark wheat, but something is a little off. Perhaps something soapy. Spicy elements of clove and cinnamon with a smooth malty nose.

Starts off like a pumpkin ale, but middles into a dunkel with hints of banana and clove peeping through the window. Soft and ripe, wheaty and creamy, this ale still pronounces the pumpkin and spices. Finishes with some funny tinniness. Not full-on like I'd enjoy, so it doesn't crossover so pleasingly. As a pumpkin ale, it's bright and unique.

Not particularly rich for a German wheat ale. Lacks appropriate creaminess due to scruffy carbonation.

A beer that sounded better than it tasted, but I was both excited to try it and to enjoy it. Wished more dunkelweizen notes were apparent.

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Pumkelweizen from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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