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Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine | Almanac Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
50% ale brewed with pumpkins aged in brandy barrels
50% ale brewed with spices

This is a beer made with real pumpkins. We hand-roasted over 500lbs of heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms in Bodega Bay. The caramelized gourds were then added to our velvety American Barleywine and aged in brandy barrels for a year. Finally, we blended the barrel-aged beer with freshly brewed ale and added a delicate hint of pumpkin pie spices to round out this decadent autumn sipper.

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,201
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
813
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

My bottle was completely infected and as sour as their Dogpatch or Farmer's Reserve bottles.... not a good match with pumpkin and spice. I love Almanac's sours, but this wasn't supposed to be one of them.... 1/5 review given for the quality control issue.

I will edit this if I am able to try it again, but as I am on the east coast, that is not likely, and I am really disappointed.

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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2.36/5  rDev -43.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sour. This bottle was clearly infected. The beer behind the unwanted intrusion had potential, but I can't rate it on hopes. The bottle wasn't so far gone as to be undrinkable, but a sad fate for a beer I had high hopes for.

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2.55/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly sour. I had high hopes, was a bit of a letdown.

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Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 813 ratings
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