Wormtown Pumpkin Ale | Wormtown Brewery

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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by rudzud on 09-14-2010

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Photo of CCFinster
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite frankly I was very excited to try this locally brewed ale. I've been very pleased with the other Wormtown creations. I'm an Average Joe beer drinker so my ability to describe the overall taste and feel of the beer is limited, but I was disappointed from the first sip. The ale was pleasant enough and was drinkable, but there was no detectable pumpkin smell or flavor. There was a very small hint of pumpkin spices, but I'm still not sure if it wasn't just my strong desire to detect them. Next year please go a little heavier on the pumpkin flavor and spices and you'll have supreme pumpkin ale.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of BennyL1
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap 9/22 at Peppercorn's. Served in a standard pint. Had one with a cinnamon rim and this one without.

This pumpkin ale pours a nice clear golden orange color. Slim head falls pretty quickly and leaves some good lacing.

Good aromas of pumpkin and some light spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are the first things to be noticed. Some sweet malt in the background.

Taste is spot on for a pumpkin beer. The pumpkin is fairly pronounced and goes along nicely with the amount of spices used. Very tasty especially for the low ABV.

Light/Medium body with great carbonation and a crisp finish.

A great offering from Wormtown. I think I see a growler of this in my future.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Prezo. Offered with cinnamon and sugar rim but I declined.

A light semi creamy and fizzy 1finger head rises and fades semi quickly over crystal clear orange golden color.

The nose has some pumpkin, light spices with touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other warming pumpkin pie spices. Some malty aromas, touch of crystal malt and little sweetness. some bready aromas too giving it the classic pumpkin pie aroma, but unlike orther pumpkin beers this one is spot on. It even has that slight creamy filling aroma.

Taste is more of the same but a little lighter on the overall spices and pumpkin. Some light crisp malts, some pumpkin flavor like canned pumpkin pie filling. Light spices, again with light cinnamon and nutmeg etc. A decent sweetness but partially dry presentation. Abslight creamy flavor but a little light on the bready taste so mostly pie filling and less crust. It finishes semi dry too with a hint or sticky sweetness, lingering malts, and of course a bit of the spices lingering.

The mouth is medium to lighter bodied and crisp for a pumpkin beer, with decent carbonation.

It has a pretty good drinkability. Some light lingering spices and little sticky taste but otherwise drinks very well. Pretty much a sessionable beer. This quickly became one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Doesn't go too heavy on the spices but let's know know its a pumpkin beer. Nice pie beer and very drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of goodonezach
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Peppercorn's without the rim because I have a thing with any sort of adornment on a beer. Good beer should be able to speak for itself, and this one does. I liked it so I bought a growler of it the next day.

A: Clear, pale orange color with a thin head that dissipates into a thin line of lacing after the first few sips. Light but not weak-looking.

S: Faint hints of pumpkin with a bit of spice. Malty notes present if you look for them but by no means up front.

T: Just enough pumpkin to have a strong presence without being overpowering. The spices come through to compliment the pumpkin without stealing the show. Hops balance it out just enough without negating the spices, as they tend to do in the more robust pumpkin ales.

M: Lightly carbonated, smooth, sessionable beer. Mouthfeel is light without feeling like it's lacking. Finishes cleanly. I could drink a whole growler in one sitting (I know because I've tried it and it's delightful).

O: Not too showy, but accomplishes what it set out to do without trying to blow anyone's socks off. This is a nice, enjoyable ale that puts pumpkin at the forefront, but doesn't get too carried away.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of rudzud
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has been out for roughly a week at Peppercorns (Wormtown's HQ). Heard about it last month and have been itching to get a chance to go and try it. So far, this is my favorite pumpkin ale, and its sessionable due to the low ABV. While I'm sure this would be nice and tasty with the cinnamon dipped rim, unfortunately I had to pass.

A - Crystal clear copper with a small, almost 1 finger head that quickly dissolved to leave minimal lacing on both class and surface area.

S - Light pumpkin notes. Not too heavy on the typical spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.). Picking up on some light, sweet malts too.

T - Mimics the nose with just a bit more malt flavours. The pumpkin is strong, especially on the finish. This is similar to a Pumpking, just crisper and without the intense bread/curst flavours.

M - Just the right amount of carbonation for this style. Medium, with a nice crisp finish. Not creamy like some other takes on a pumpkin ale, this is almost dry.

D - Could drink this all night long! Definately could sit back and drink a growler of this brew in one sitting. Light pumpkin and spices but still clear and distinct, which is impressive due to the ABV. Alot cleaner than other pumpkin ales I have tried. The solid carbonation, crisp/dry finish, and just great pumpkin notes on the back makes this a must order. I wish things were a bit more pronounced in this brew but I will gladly take it considering the ABV and the price!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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