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Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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3.89/5
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2,742 Ratings
Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,330
Reviews:
1,026
Ratings:
2,742
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
490
Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
Orange/amber with 2-3 fingers of head. Great retention and low carbonation.

Nose
Pumpkin meat, mint, clove, pumpkin stem, caramel and candy sugar.

Taste
Sweet pumpkin meat and herbaceous qualities of pumpkin stem and mint leaves. Notes of clove and ginger and a light essence of nutmeg. Caramel malts for the backbone along with some candy sugar.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and sticky.

Overall
Heavily reliant on the spices and very herbaceous this year. The 8% abv is covered well as always.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

2012 bottle poured into a tulip.

Pour: Mostly clear deep amber with no head, just a film.

Smell: Some cinnamon, clove, vanilla, slight pumpkin spice. Really weak.

Taste: Light pumpkin spice and some cinnamon. Little bit of malt breadyness, a quite a bit of clove and allspice on the back. Still, not what I was hoping for.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and easily the most enjoyable part of this beer.

Overall: My first pumpin beer, and if this is supposed to be one of the best in the style, I am quite disappointed. Was expecting more pumpkin flavor and spice. Excited to see what other in the style have to offer this fall, and happy I got this one out of the way with a single now. Maybe I just don't get the style yet.

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Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,742 ratings
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