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Headless Wylie | Rivertowne Pourhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertowne Pourhouse
Pennsylvania, United States
myrivertowne.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mounty4Life on 09-27-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
79
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
20.82%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by Boto:
Photo of Boto
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a fairly clear darker golden color. There was a finger of frothy off-white head on it. It has a nice nose. Sweet malts, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice. The taste is also good. Malty, slightly sweet, a little heavier on the body. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices also, but not overpowering. Nice.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Was able to find a can of this at Carnivores in Oakmont for just $2.50! Into a pint glass

A - The ABV really makes the head on this on fizz out rather quickly. Beer color is a dark tinted orange brown clear. Looks good.
S - Ow wow very intense gram cracker and vanilla sweetness in the smell like straight up vanilla bean! Smells of mild allspice with cinnamon and nutmeg and very little vegital smell.
T - Quite good it does have a bit of pumpkin vegital in the middle to remind you its a pumpkin ale but its mostly sweet with vanilla and honey like cracker bite. Surprising balanced spices never get cloying or intense.
M - Despite its high ABV this one drinks medium bodied with a well concealed taste.

Overall next to Elysian Night Owl this is one of the better pumpkin ales I have had this year. Best to drink these fresh so I may swing buy for a few more before its gone.

Note: not sure why they charge so much for these high gravity beers at the Brewpub its quite a steal in cans since high gravity pours are 4-5 dollars at Rivertowne Pourhouse.

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Photo of BB1313
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden with a small off-white head that leaves little lacing and retention. The aromas are incredible. Smells exactly like Pumking. It has tons of graham cracker and buttered popcorn. Lots of vanilla. Some caramel malts are there. The flavors are earthy and finish with a blast of cinnamon. More graham cracker along with fresh vanilla bean. Finishes dry, clean and slightly bitter. It's definitely not overly sweet. It ultimately smells better than it tastes, but it still tastes amazing. Mouthfeel is solid. It's medium-bodied with very active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is an incredible pumpkin ale. It's almost like a Pumking clone. Rivertowne has tapped into that magic and has a serious winner here. This is one of the best pumpkin ales I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Way better than most pumpkin beers

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Photo of wattoclone
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber-orange with small head. Aroma of whipped cream, graham crackers and vanilla on pumpkin. Taste is sweet cream and pumpkin with vanilla and a hint of spice. Must be a Pittsburgh interpretation of the style since Penn Pumpkin Roll is similar. Not convinced cream belongs in beer, but it is definitely pleasant and very drinkable. Rather high ABV makes this a borderline Imperial pumpkin.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglum515
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

A- pours Amber/copper color with a creamy white head that has good retention

S-

T- super malty base provides a caramel sweetness that provides a nice landscape for the spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & allspice. Caramel and brown sugar kick in mid/palate and continue to the finish with more spices on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into the finish, abv hidden well

O- sweet and malty, just how I like my pumpkin beers

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of fredjaul
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jjd315
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PorkBelly1974
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

WOW. Move over pumking.

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Photo of cejaev
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great spicy pumpkin beer, smells nasty but the spicy flavor is very delicious. Dry mouth feel but nice taste.

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3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottyDuzntNo
5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Headless Wylie from Rivertowne Pourhouse
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