Sweet Potato Ale | Vault Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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44 Ratings
Sweet Potato AleSweet Potato Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vault Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
vaultbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,727
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
44
pDev:
12.11%
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by wiegs4life:
Photo of wiegs4life
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got on tap at the Vault. Served from cask tap.

A - Copper color with a mild head from 1 to 2 fingers. 4.0

S - I smelt some brown sugar along with some.

T - Very mild taste. The hops mixed in with the sweet potato contrast very well. If served a little bit colder I might have enjoyed more.

M - Normal mouthfeel. Very light allowing the fruity taste not to be overpowered.

O - I wasn't blown away by the beer, but it was refreshing on a perfect fall night. Vault continues to surprise me. Next time i go I will have to try more styles that I know well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SPRichard
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of citizencane
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I kind of screwed up the nitro pour through the first half of the pint, so bear that in mind. Pours amber color with thick head that dissipated quickly and leaves next to no lacing. Smells of nutmeg and cinnamon mostly. Tastes of all of the spices mentioned on can, like a sweet potato take on pumpkin pie. Feel is pretty average, maybe a touch thin. Definitely a different idea, and just good enough to not be purely gimmicky. Not usually a fan of pumpkin or pumpkin-inspired beers. That being said, it' not bad and might have again someday.

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Photo of Gsquared12
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tboileau
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salthemonster
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ikarus1974
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer is a fantastic alternative to all the pumpkin beers this time of year: in my opinion they're often too sweet or too-overly-artificial tasting. This brew, however gives all the best tastes of the fall in a very subtle way, starts cool and then finishes with a nice bitterness. Stood in line for an hour to grab a few cans an glad I did.

2017 version... All the best aspects of this beer are gone! Added lactose (too sweet) & over-spiced. Major disappointment. That said, Vault seems to be making bolder stouts these days & some really great tasting ipa's. I'd try anything they brew and expect to be satisfied 9/10 times

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Photo of OGShotzy
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bostonryan
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of cooperla1
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of sarahfrancesca
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Vault

Hazy, darker copper pour, with a half-finger of off-white head that stuck around for a while. Light aroma of caramel malts and candied yams. Taste pretty much agreed with the nose: bready malts, caramelized sweet potato and a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar, mildly earthy, mildly sweet. The flavor wasn't bad, but it was a bit thinned out. Light-medium body, thin mouthfeel, yet mild enough to drink easily. Decent overall, but nothing that beckoned me back for more.

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Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip pint. Nitro-tap.

Appearance
Hazy amber with 1 finger of creamy head. Low carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, bread, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Taste
Bread, caramel and brown sugar. The sweet potatoes take on a flavor similar to pumpkin but is, obviously, sweeter. Light spices of cinnamon and nutmeg round out the finish.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, uber-creamy and incredibly smooth. The nitro pour does this justice.

Overall
Whatever category you want to throw this in, it’s a damn good Autumn beer (Or anytime for that matter). Incredibly balanced, easy drinking and delicious! I will be back for more, Vault.

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Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of fpreh1957
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jagada
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of micromaniac129
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of monkeybleu
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with 2+ fingers of head. A lovely nitro pour. Head stays and stays with a nice lacing.

No real hop presence in the nose. Aroma is slightly sweet, though tough to smell over the wood oven nearby.

Taste is a sweet potato lovers dream-creamy on the tongue and deliciously semisweet without ever getting cloying. Very little bitterness. The flavor of sweet potatoes just lingers.

This is a real winner in a style (fruit spice) that often disappoints.

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Photo of Keyes88
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Sweet Potato Ale from Vault Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 44 ratings