Pumpkin Ale | Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
3.37/5
180 Ratings
Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
onionpub.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
First canned Pumpkin Ale in the US.

Added by GDBEERMAN on 09-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,891
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
180
pDev:
18.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew1123
4.52/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersfan1
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of shoretaxi
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Like many pumpkin beers, this has potential, but just doesn't close. The appearance is an amber orange, clear liquid with a white head. The aroma is of faint spice, with a hint of malt. The taste, however, is great. It is a balanced mix of pumpkin pie and malty pale ale. Nice. Plight to medium in body. Could be better, but not forgettable.

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Photo of oldvines
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djrunner1326
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of danlib21
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.84/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Jacobob10
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can.

Hazy, light amber pour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Poor retention and lacing. Mild cinnamon and clove in the aroma. Pumpkin flavor is very subtle and really just leans on spices instead of going for that full pumpkin pie flavor. Too light in body, almost feels slightly watered down. Those pumpkin pie spices really need a solid malt base to work off of and it's just not there in this one. Not recommended, there are much better versions of the style out there.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.2/5  rDev -5%

- can.

(3.00) A: Pale, rustic orange body with light instances of effervesce has a quickly dissolving cap of dirty white coloring. Surface and vessel are clean of lace. Fairly boring visual, not much incentive.

(3.20) S: Aroma of cloves are dominant, with cinnamon toast crunch and orange. Some pumpkin toasty notes and berries.

(3.25) T: The flavor was rather mundane, pumpkin of natural flavor was one of the few sticking points, sweetly toasted caramel with a dry dusting of cloves. Dried orange, with a spiciness of toasted pumpkin warmth, cinnamon with a lightly dry finish.

(3.15) M: Spicy mouthful, toasty, bready feel with a low amount of carbonation content.

(3.20) O: Overall the nose was somewhat spicy and hopeful, the flavor had a more natural tone, but was pretty much lackluster in flavor and rather ordinary. Hard to decide where this lies, it hardly stands out, not really hearty enough for the chilly eastern october weather, with little incentive for repeat factor. Mid C rating is the best i can offer here.

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Photo of JRBecks
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Trifecta1
3/5  rDev -11%

You know it's not gonna be great when the selling point is "First canned Pumpkin Ale in the US" without any mention to what the beer is made with/any tasting notes. It's ok, but nothing to see here.

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Photo of Carl_R
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ralerwen
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GreenMind
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pumpkin Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 180 ratings
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