Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale
2,739 Ratings
Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
We set out to make a bold monument for The King of the Pumpkins!
This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove, giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor.

This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream.

Added by cbl2 on 09-17-2005

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle in a standard pint glass.

A: Beautiful deep amber color, somewhat dark and very fall-like. Really gets me in the mood to drink this beer!

S: Cloves everywhere! My wife and I used to smoke clove cigarettes, and we both instantly got a huge craving for one when we smelled this beer. Very heavy spice, and a nice backing of pumpkin and some cinnamon.

T: More cloves! Very, very heavy on the spices. Nice smooth taste, however, with a trailing mixture of cinnamon and pumpkin. Aftertaste is very spice-heavy, though not overly so. Very drinkable and feels like drinking autumn.

M: A nice, silky and rich feel, with just the right amount of thickness and body. Not overly carbonated and not too sweet either. The clove really tickles the tongue and gives it a very festive feel.

O: A really, really enjoyable pumpkin seasonal. I would have liked to have tasted more pumpkin, but the spice is quite nice. I think it could stand to be just a little more balanced in flavor, but overall, a very drinkable beer that's great for fall festivals and bonfires.

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Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,739 ratings
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