Sweet Potato Ale | Vault Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by wiegs4life:
Photo of wiegs4life
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -13.8%

Photo of rjp217
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tboileau
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salthemonster
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ikarus1974
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of OGShotzy
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bostonryan
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of cooperla1
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of sarahfrancesca
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
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 justintcoons
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
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 +12.7%

Photo of fpreh1957
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of monkeybleu
4.75/5  rDev +26%
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 +6.1%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GreenMind
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sweet Potato Ale from Vault Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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