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Picture If You Will | Bottle Logic Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
bottlelogic.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and aged in bourbon barrels.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,199
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
134
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
49
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Hop_God
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown, a little murky, and capped by a thin and creamy lookong tan head.

Smells like a cinnamon spiced Almond Joy.

Chai tea latte, vanilla, and Almond Joy candy bars once again make up the flavors.

Thinner than expected, but smooth and silky, and this hides the elevated alcohol well while still providing a nice warming.

Well, best pumpkin beer I've ever had. Hard to really call it a pumpkin ale though, so there is that. Cheers.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maltznhopz
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A_Rad
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a slightly dark-ish brown, with a small white head, and not much lacing.

This is a big but not overwhelming spice blast to the nose- with mainly cinnamon and ginger, but also silky bourbon, huge oak tones, and a hint of vanilla.

I don't really get much actual pumpkin flavor, but pumpkin flavor is so hard to express in beer. I do get the full spice cabinet. They're all there- I don't need to list them. Cinnamon and ginger express the most loudly. The barrel character is great, and helps round out the possibly too spicy edges. There's creamy vanilla and bourbon that doesn't add any booziness, along with a nice toasty oak character. There's also some caramel and breadiness on the back end.

This is medium bodied, creamy and surprisingly full bodied and rich, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

This is a really great attempt at a style that is mostly dead and boring to me at this point.

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Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbw314
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addicted2thebarrel
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2017 vintage
500ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep amber color with a ruby hue, one-finger creamy off-white head has good retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- aroma opens with notes of fresh pumpkin roll with vanilla cream, stewed cinnamon apples, toasted walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Undertones of oaky bourbon adds more vanilla notes as well as caramel. As it closes, the nutty pumpkin roll keeps popping up. Undoubtedly unique to any other pumpkin beers

T- flavor opens with a hit of cinnamon and nutmeg, quickly followed by notes of graham cracker crust, pumpkin pie and vanilla whipping cream. Mid-Palate brings out notes of baked cinnamon apples and oaky bourbon barrel, along with undertones of vanilla cream and caramel. The finish brings out more spice notes of clove, ginger, cinnamon & nutmeg and lingers of cinnamon apples and graham cracker pie crust

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that leads to a mellow finish, abs hidden well

O- outstanding pumpkin ale, perfect amount of bourbon barrel and it gives off a pumpkin roll w/walnut vibe that I've never tasted in a pumpkin beer

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caramel brown with varying degrees of clarity, less so the further down the bottle you get, becoming an opaque prune juice topped by a thick, lumpy tan foam.

Aroma is really intense of rich pumpkin pie with vanilla cream, cinnamon brown sugared crust and decadent caramel.

With the spice combination, taste comes close to spiced rum with pumpkin and vanilla bourbon that has a hot kick with a touch of black pepper, but the spices are softly present and enjoyable, finishing crisply semi-dry.

I actually had The Spice Must Flow a week or so before I had this original version, and I thought there'd be no way PIYW could come close to the level of enjoyment I had with TSMF. However, this was surprisingly decadent and still drinkable, really simulating pumpkin pie in strong ale form with aplomb!

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Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Picture If You Will from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 134 ratings