Wachusett Pumpkan | Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett PumpkanWachusett Pumpkan

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Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
New England’s first pumpkin in a can. A blend of spicy malts, spices, & Blonde Belgian Candi sugar creates a deep orange color with subtle spice flavor.

Added by steve8robin on 08-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light brown colored ale with good clarity. Very little aroma to this beer, there is a hint of squash like scents but no malt to be found. The flavor is dominated by ginger and very crisp with high carbonation. For a moment I thought I was drinking ginger beer.

This beer definitely needs more malt to carry the ginger flavors but the aroma intrigued me for a moment. Most pumpkin beers have a spice heavy aroma but this came close to a wonderful squash or sweet potato scent. Would love to see Wachusett break away from the pack more and focus on earthy squash like flavors vs. spice centered brews like most pumpkin seasonals.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass

Clear orange amber liquid with faint carbonation leading to a thick two finger cap that settles with nice lacings.

Nose full of spice, little pumpkin, little cinnamon.

Not overpowering pumpkin taste but more like a beer with a wisp of pumpkin. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth with mainly clean finish. Hint of a hop bitterness aftertaste on back of the tongue.

I generally don't like this type of beer. This is one that I do like , would buy and drink again. One of the better pumpkin beers of the season. More treat than trick!

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Photo of steve8robin
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very excited to try this one since I love their Imperial Pumpkin so much. Brand new for this fall season. 12oz can:

A: A very filtered super clear burnt orange / reddish color with a small fizzy white head that fades quickly leaving very little bubbles. Good.

S: I get some nutmeg upfront followed by some light malty notes. A nice bready malt. Mild cinnamon hidden on the back. Good.

T: I get a clean rich malt quickly upfront quickly buried by a bitterness which is a blend of nutmeg, hop, and bubbles. The hop is a spicy bitter type hop. A kind of lingering dry bite with a slight metallic feel to it that stays on our palate. Decent.

M: A light body with a richness to it. Heavily carbonated with a metallic dry finish. Decent.

O: All in all, this is a good beer. Nothing amazing. Their Imperial Pumpkin definitely has a lot more evident flavors to it. However, considering they are labeling this a session amber, this is supposed to have subtle flavors. The subtle flavors blend well, but not great. A little too much of a hop / nutmeg bite. Good, but not flirting with great.

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3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 fl. oz can dated Best by 021313. Okay so I sampled it on May 16, 2013 which is not only past date but it is way out of season. I picked up a 12-pack on clearance for $4.99 so I did not think of it as wasted money.

It looked like a pumpkin spice should with a handsome orange-amber and a large, long-lasting puffy off-white head. That's still a good grade.

Aroma of sweetness and pumpkin spice with a kind of Nut-brown ester as well. Mellowed with age I suppose but still enticing.

The body is medium.

The taste still presented plenty of pumpkin spices even three months after its expiration date and 8 months past season. A slight lingering bitterness but it was a low bitterness. Actually I could drink several of these easily despite being past date.

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3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams pint glass

A- deep orange, ever so slightly hazy. big 2" puffy white head that sticks around for a while. little lacing and medium carbonation

S- I'm not getting much pumpkin, just roasted malt and some spices in the background

T- Subtle pumpkin pie/caramel. Sweet with an almost smokey-vanilla aftertaste. Interesting

M- Medium-high carbonation. Smooth

Overall, a decent pumpkin brew. I'd drink it again.

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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Always enjoy craft beer in a can and when I saw the cool design of this can, I knew I had to try it.

A: This beer pours a darkish golden, amber color with a 1/2 inch soapy white head that leaves some good lacing.

S: My nose is kind of stuffy for this review, so im not getting much of anything besides a little malt and pumpkin spice.

T: I get some all spice in the flavor with some mild malts up front. I do get some pumpkin flavor in the middle but it taste more like imitation than the real thing. The taste ends with some nutmeg and a little bit of a yeast texture in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied beer, leaning towards the fuller side than lighter. Mild carbonation but the flavor is good, so this is easily a sessional beer.

O: I enjoyed this beer, but I enjoyed the design of the can a little bit more. Definitely has some good flavor and is easy to drink, but overall, not the best of pumpkin beers out there. I will give it a slightly better than average!

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