Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale
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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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was more stoked to try this than any other pumpkin ale besides Schlafly, so maybe the expectations were too high. I compare all pumpkin ales to Pumking, which is a benchmark in my book.

Color is an amber/toffee honey tone. Head is a medium weight, quick-to-dissipate cream.

Smell is fairly non-descript. I get a tiny bit of the allspice and cloves, not sensing the pumpkin outright.

Taste is a little disappointing. Loaded with Fall spices: Nutmeg, cloves, a bit of ginger, maybe a little coriander. Pumpkin is de-emphasized by the spices. No sweetness other than the malt. Spices make it a little too bitter, not offset enough by sweetness.

Too carbonated. A bit frothy for the style.

Overall, it's a good pumpkin ale, but not a great one. I read a bunch of reviews that say - "Good to try if you like pumpkin ales." Well, duh. But is it GOOD? Pumking is infectious, tasty and well blended. This one lags behind. It needs some flavor to offset the spices.

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Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 73.1% out of 100 with 2,734 ratings
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