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Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine (2013)



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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This is a beer made with real pumpkins. We hand-roasted over 500lbs of heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms in Bodega Bay. The caramelized gourds were then added to our velvety American Barleywine and aged in brandy barrels for a year. Finally, we blended the barrel-aged beer with freshly brewed ale and added a delicate hint of pumpkin pie spices to round out this decadent autumn sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rfg0829 (15) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
375ml from a beer trade. A- smells sweet, Caramel, pumpkin’y. zero head warm smelling A- Amber/Red slight haze, but clears up. T- So complex, Sweet, but pumpkin flavors come through, then the sweetness of the brandy barrel, followed by the spices. so tasty P-Medium body, slightly creamy. Surprisingly not boozy. O- Wow, Just wow, great beer. Wish I could get more of these in Florida. By far my favorite pumpkin beers and just a fantastic brewery!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
shared by jtclockwork-12.7oz bottle-thin offwhite-amber. Ait’s a happy nose, with sweet med malt-caramel, brandy. T-sweet med malt-caramel, brandy, some spice hops. The hit of the night!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9069) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dirty orange with tan head. Nose and taste of brandy, pumpkin gourd, spice, nutmeg, oak, vanilla, creamy earth and cinnamon. Spices seamlessly blend in. Great balance. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Always nice to preview a beer i have in my fridge .. . Pours a rich caramel .. . Medium foam .. . A gooey center of pure hate. .. Toasted pumpkin, molasses, and pie .. . Solid booze level .. . Oww, fire - hot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5149) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Received in a trade with bytemesis and shared at Kennys tasting. Good stuff. All kinds of stuff going on here. Big pumpkin, cinnamon, spices. Big grins and malts. Big beer! Good one, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
(375ml) clear copper, lasting offwhite bubbles. Nose of cinnamon, alcohol, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel and fall. Taste of alcohol, pumpkin, nutmeg, fall spices, cinnamon stick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle from Jeff (thanks, man!). Aroma of pumpkin spices (nutmeg and allspice cut through) and pumpkin pie filling. Pours sticky brown with very little head. Tastes exactly how it smells with just a little hint of a dirty barleywine. Piney hops cut in just a little. All in all, it tastes exactly how you’d think pumpkin barleywine would taste. No more; no less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to paz..Pour is ruby with a thin off white head. .Nose is very fresh and clean pumpkin, spices, nice hop flavor and sweetness followed by some amazing brandy barrel flavors..Taste is nice caramel, pumpkins, cinnamon spice, pie, whipped cream, brandy..alcohol is very well hidden

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6099) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
375 ml bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours a dark amber / copper color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have big pumpkin with the usual spices, some alcohol on the nose for sure, some hints of chocolate toward the finish, a touch of earth. Some wood and a splash of the barrel. Pretty solid offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle to sniffer (shared by dudeabide). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent orangish brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; pumpkin, spice, and brandy. Tastes like it smells, only better, with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!

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