Picture If You Will...
Bottle Logic Brewing

Picture If You Will...Picture If You Will...
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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,195
4.33 | pDev: 8.08%
Nov 23, 2023
Oct 05, 2015
Ale brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and aged in bourbon barrels.
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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2023 vintage

This is a long time want of mine, the highest rated Pumpkin Beer on BA. I've been impressed with the high abv stuff from Bottle Logic so far and I can't imagine this one will be any different. Let's pop it open and find out what it has to offer

Pours a murky light brown with a finger of creamy light tan head that slowly fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing

The nose is definitely bold and spicy but it's nicely balanced. I'm picking up on aromas of pumpkin meat, nutmeg, earthy cinnamon, sweet bourbon, dark bread, caramel, milk chocolate, light clove, vanilla bean, and ginger

Things feel much warmer and smoother in taste which actually works wonderfully for this. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting roasted pumpkin, dark bread, vanilla bean, cocoa powder, raisin, earthy cinnamon, smooth oak, sweet bourbon, and nutmeg. The swallow brings notes of roasted pumpkin, dark bread, sweet caramel, molasses, earthy cinnamon, raisin, sweet bourbon, smooth oak, and light ginger

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes neutral and balanced

I'm not sure this is my favorite Pumpkin Beer, but it is very damn good. Complex but well balanced
Nov 14, 2023
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into an Elysian pumpkin snifter. Pours a dark brownish orange with a one finger light khaki head that dissipates to a thin film with light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, bourbon, ginger and allspice. Flavor is dry caramel malt, pumpkin, bourbon, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and clove with a touch of graham cracker. Caramel, bourbon and pumpkin pie finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. It's Halloween and I need a pumpkin ale. This one showed up last week along with a number of Bottle Logic offerings and this one looked like it wouldn't be too sweet, and had real pumpkin in the brew and seem perfect for All Hallow's Eve. It was a great choice. Right off the bat, it has my main criterion for this style, real pumpkin flavor, and it has it in both the aroma and taste. The spicing is perfect pumpkin pie and the bourbon is a clear note, but not dominating. The mouth feel is a bit thinner than I would hope, but not unexpected from a barrel aged ale. Very nicely done. This could easily become my annual tradition, except we rarely see beers from this brewery up here. Despite the hefty price point (which it rewards, if not justifies), I will have this next year on the same evening; the mysterious beer distribution gods willing.
Nov 01, 2023
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I see why this is so highly rated. It’s a very good strong ale-lots of the characteristics I want from it, in that it’s boozy with strong vanilla and dark fruit notes. The pumpkin and spices are just as strong, and it’s extremely well balanced. Excellent beer!
Oct 29, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I can't imagine a pumpkin beer being any better than this one

Schlafly makes the best seasonal offering ever year.... this is as if you took that beer...aged it in bourbon barrels...and then sipped it while strolling through a dusty dank October graveyard...

Freaking amazing offering....


Cloves and earth and pumpkin and cinnamon and booze and October...
Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2019 release. Received from @2beerdogs. Poured from 500 ML bottle into a tulip glass. It pours a murky, opaque, dark cola color with a thin, light khaki head and lacing. It has a very aromatic nose with all the expected spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and perhaps a whiff of allspice. I also smell vanilla, graham cracker, and raisin. The taste largely follows the nose; it does a great job of simulating pumpkin pie. The bourbon is noticeable but soft and warming. There is also a significant bitterness that I attribute to the generous amount of pumpkin meat used in the boil. The taste is big and bold. It boasts an excellent mouth feel: rich, viscous, and creamy with a higher level of carbonation than I anticipated. The ABV on the bottle is 12.88% which is higher than in the BA description. I suspect it varies from year to year. Overall, anyone who enjoys a Pumpkin Ale brewed with real pumpkin, as opposed to a simple spiced ale, should really enjoy Picture If You Will. This is my first offering from Bottle Logic and it's memorable.
Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by buking21 from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a good one like Doc Holliday’s chick keeping her eye on his gambling chips. Yeah, it’s nice like the first day of winter snow before it turns all muddy and gray like life does when things linger for too long. Hell, I don’t know. I’m just going to drink it and feel alive.

To feel alive...
Jan 27, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2017 bottle. Pours black with quickly dissipating head. The nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, vanilla, not much bourbon. Taste - vanilla, cinnamon, some bourbon, chocolate, bread, pumpkin, cherries, a bit of almonds, and a touch of burnt wood. This one is quite thick and creamy on the mouthfeel. A lovely beer if you are into pumpkin flavors.
Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.65 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

May 13, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by impending from California

Feb 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Received from @2beerdogs in NBS BIF 10 – Thanks Derek! Reviewed 12/15/19.
No date other than “Release 2019”. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 55 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. It should have been stored, according to the bottle, at or below 40 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Light amber, slight haze.
Body – Dark brown, opaque. When held to direct light, translucent at the top.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), light tan, high density, average retention, diminishing to a three mm crown and a thin cap.
Lacing – None – as expected at 11.8% ABV.
Aroma – 4 - Typical pumpkin pie spices are present, but nutmeg blended with bourbon is predominant.
Flavor – 4.5 – The flavor doesn’t actually begin at the beginning – to my taste it’s first noticeable on the post-swallow aftertaste. Then it’s blended spices, with ginger and cinnamon being muted and nutmeg and clove being distinct. Allowing a mouthful to warm closer to body temperature, it’s prickly carbonation and spicy bourbon. No alcohol (11.8 % ABV as stated on label) flavor or aroma, although a distinct transitory gastric warming occurs. No diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide, no malt, no hops.
Palate – 4 - Full, creamy, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.5. Appearance is unremarkable – basically looks like any other pumpkin beer, or at least any pumpkin stout. The aroma is an above-average blend of bold pumpkin pie spices and anxiously awaited bourbon. Flavor is balanced-spice-dominated with the anticipated bourbon slinking about the background, like the xenomorph grabbing Dallas in the ventilation shaft. Palate is pleasing.
Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2019
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