Imperial Pumpkin Beer | O'Fallon Brewery

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4.02/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by kylehay2004 on 10-20-2015

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#16,606
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
pDev:
9.45%
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian29
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper/orange with one finger of cream colored head. Poor head retention & average lacing

S: Pumpkin pie spices

T: Cinnamon, dryness, mace & all-spice, with a touch of gingersnap up front. A little more gingersnap, cinnamon, a touch of woody hops & a little vanilla, as this warms. Slight astringent bitterness in the finish that detracts, more cinnamon & a touch of ginger snap sweetness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

ABV is well hidden, a good take on the style, if you are into spice heavy Pumpkin beers you will probably like this. I would've like more Pumpkin characteristics & body, but still better than most of this ilk; so take it or leave it. I'll stick with Schlafly's or one of Southern Tier's offerings if I'm I'm feeling pumpkin in the future...

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(Review from 11/25/2015)

22oz bomber; no bottling date (for various reasons, I am assuming this is freshly brewed); poured into a snifter. Pours a dark orange, with a cream colored head; nice lacing. Aroma is complex and impressive: spice, pumpkin, alcohol, and perhaps vanilla. Taste is of fruit and pumpkin, with a bit of alcohol. (EDIT: I also get cinnamon up front, with some spice and heat on the finish) Mouth-feel is light, but incredibly creamy and smooth.

This beer smells somewhat like spiced pumpkin bread, and the taste is amazingly smooth and easy to drink. I am not a big fan of flavored or fruity beers, but this stuff is what I would think a pumpkin beer ideally should be: a dessert beer that invokes the pleasantness of fall. This is one of my top pumpkin-flavored beers.

Edit winter 2016: David and I did a mini vertical with the 2015 and the 2016 and both were good for different reasons. Compared with a year old Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, this Imperial Pumpkin Ale was not too much better. For bang for my buck, the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is better.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Electros
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial Pumpkin Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 14 ratings