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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1622) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Had this at a tasting, reviewed from notes: pours a nice dark orangish-amber color. Pumpkin, sweetness, brandy, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove on the nose; all follow onto the palate. The spicing really comes through on the finish. Very good pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Autumn 2013 bottle to snifter.gorgeous dark amber color that looks like a cognac in the glass. Pumpkin and honey fragrance with a hint of metallic oxidation. Fortunately no oxidation qualities present themselves in the taste. I get pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and whiskey. Thinner bodied than expected but noting is lacking. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours thick hazy cooked deep caramel with a foamy beige head. Aroma is divine, the caramelized pumpkin fruit spotlightling with a gentle sweetness almost honey notes. Flavor brings sweet pumpkin spices and smooth tangy sweet booze blended awesomely on the tongue so well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Reddish orange pour. Amazing aroma of pumpkin and mild cinnamon spice. Smooth fuller palate and full flavored. Terrific.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Sampled in a bottle that was aged a few months. A really exciting brew. Big time malts and a great spice palate. Really cool and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle as shown thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy copper with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is spice, nutmeg, cinammon. Medium mouthfeel with strong spice, pumpkin, and light tartness. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Brown pour, average off-white head. Aroma of a spicy pumpkin pie, alcohol, Flavor is more of the same, caramel, spice. Probably my favorite pumpkin-themed beer thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2/7/14 notes: Bottle. Pours a nice tarnished orange, with a good frothy head. Aroma is pungent smashed pumpkin, maple, cinnamon, marshmellow. With a creamy textured mouthfeel, flavor arrives naturally, a lightly sweet spiced pumpkin with a woodsy, earthy complement. Alcohol is perfectly integrated. An excellent creation, a real treat to be had especially on a cold late afternoon. 4.1.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5817) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
33cl bottle shared. Thin creamy white. Hazy amber pour. Lots of pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3595) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Hazy orange pour with floaties. Aroma of fruity shower gel, fruity, spicy, pumpkin, a little messy and quite peppery. Flavor is spicy, quite sweet, a little messy and quite warming. Nice and well balanced.

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