Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin AleWilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wilhelm Scream is ripe with fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel malts. Medium-bodied and the color of orange setting suns, it finishes similar to the way we finish summer: with just a hint of bitterness.

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 07-17-2014

BEER STATS
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#39,999
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
653
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
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Ratings: 653 |  Reviews: 97
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

I wish I heard a Wilhelm scream every time I threw a pumpkin (jack-o-lantern or otherwise). Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear copper-tawny topped by a finger or so of pale khaki foam. The nose comprises the usual pumpkin beer spice rack, along with some buttery biscuit and graham cracker. The taste brings in more of the same, but everything is thoroughly toned-down, apparently afraid to be fully associated with its pumpkin beer brethren (despite the label). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a mediocre pumpkin beer. If you're gonna go the spice rack route, at least have those spices come through and express themselves, dammit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rypkr
4.24/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extremely surprised by this one given the brewery... excellent take on a pumpkin ale however and I'm not going to rate it low like others just because the brewery is mainstream

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Photo of smm0589
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Not usually a pumpkin beer drinker, but this is the first one I can get behind. A powerful aroma, but a much lighter flavor profile than I'd expected. Opposed to Shipyard or most commercially produced pumpkin beers, this is more beer than pumpkin pie.

Leaves behind a definite ale flavor while satisfying with allspice, pumpkin, and cinnamon. Attababe Magic Hat.

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Photo of Brent_B
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Herze
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mills13
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of J-Dub_Maine
4.88/5  rDev +41%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jonny1138
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of kevrob802
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of TTripp725
2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.6/5  rDev +4%

Photo of csniezek
4.14/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear, orange-brown in color, with 1/4 inch head. Flavors are the typical for this style: cinnamon, clove, ginger, and brown sugar. This to me is an average pumpkin beer...everything I expect from the style, but noting spectacular. Nothing I would turn down, but I prefer several others in the style.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TheRamie
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgn4779
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Oberson58
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Bad after taste.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown in color with just a trace of fingernail thin white head covering about a quarter of the top. Good clarity. Aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg,and pumpkin. The flavor is comprised of nutmeg,cinnamon,and pumpkin,but nutmeg is definitely the lead spice. The mouth is pretty busy with all of those spices pricking my tastebuds.
Appearance: 3.25
Aroma:3.5
Taste: 3.25
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Overall: 3.5

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Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty, earthy, and fairly sweet aroma with a scent of pumpkin spice and caramel malt. Pumpkin spice hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Sweet toasted malt with hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Hops are pretty subtle. A pretty decent aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, earthy, and sweet malt forward taste with notes of pumpkin spice and caramel malt. Solid presence of pumpkin spice with notes of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Toasted malt with sweet notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Subtle earthy hops. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A solid take on a Pumpkin Ale. Nice mix of spice and caramel malt.

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Photo of KatieS
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Orangey caramel colored with a low head that dissolves quickly to nothing. Aroma of faint malt and pumpkin spice. Flavors of bready malt, some low squashy vegetal flavors, not offputting, followed by nutmeg notes, and some subtle cinnamon. Nutmeg rises up frequently, and emerges again in the finish. Notes of vanilla linger, punctuated with a slight peppery bite. Would like a bit more cinnamon and a bit less nutmeg, but overall a decent pumpkin beer.

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Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 653 ratings