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Pumpking | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wychwood.co.uk

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TerryW on 10-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,542
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
77
pDev:
26.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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19
Gots:
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Photo of mishi_d
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leitmotif
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Malt_Man
3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served cool from 500ml bottle into straight pint glass.

L) Attractive copper colour, clear, 1cm dense off-white head that fades quickly to a thin film.

S) English hops and a bit of musty spice.

T) Tasty malt flavour, tangy English hops as expected. Pumpkin element is very mild and not much of a 'pumpkin spice' taste but it is there if you look for it. For the weak ABV it is actually quite tasty.

F) Easy drinking, quite fizzy, no aftertastes.

O) Decent little beer, but don't expect an American-type pumpkin ale.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerinabottle
4.07/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.94/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

500ml bottle from Morrisons (£1):
A pretty disappointing beer despite the beer starting okay with a nice enough looking body & an okay smell; it was still better than the bottle of Forest Fruits from the brewery I tried some time back but only just. It seemed weak & uninteresting with too much bitterness; the only plus was that it was on special & I didn't pay full price.

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4.11/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice mahogony with a reasonable head that dissipated quickly. Nose is full caramel malt and a hint of...not pumpkin...but more like stale Indian food spices. Maybe it is stale cumin? Taste is...not good. Astringent, not much malt, not much flavor, metallic. Too much carbonation accentuates the sharpness.

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2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

This beer was highly recommended and was a complete letdown. Having consumed a large amount of pumpkin brews this was surprisingly horrible. Looked amazing with a dark amber/orange body with a decent white head with gorgeous lacing. Nose was pungent of pumpkin spice/other spice without any further backing. Taste was where the letdown really hit as the only taste I got was tons of spice with a watery finishing. Overall I would consider this an extremely overrated pumpkin beer that should be avoided unless curiosity killed the cat or you are offered it at a gathering.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.14/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like it better than most pumkin brews, a little bit pricey.

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3.92/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of kiwibrew
1.88/5  rDev -42.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Hilaryopland
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Dyeus
2.16/5  rDev -34.3%

Photo of blkblu
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Good pumpkin flavor

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4.12/5  rDev +25.2%

Photo of BigAl18
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of BobAshton
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of Jakechristian75
4.32/5  rDev +31.3%

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Pumpking from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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