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Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine (2013)

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RATINGS: 152   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1954) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Dark amber pour at Beechwood Brewery in Long beach - dark amber pour with a nice white head. Lots of white lacing. Boozy squash and nutmeg nose. Really nice taste - 12% is totally hidden. Malt is strong with this one but itís also got a nice spice character. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1040) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
375ml bottle. Clear mid-dark amber shade with a slight ring of head. Aroma is hot brandy, caramel and pumpkin spice. The taste reflects the aroma, bringing caramel to the fore. Spices lurk nicely at the edges, while cognac is restrained but helps to tie it all together. Very smooth mouthfeel and the warming combination of spices and alcohol heat as it finishes makes for a great touch. Not as much of a showstopper as I anticipated, but itís really cohesive and a lovely sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (766) - Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle pours cloudy medium brown with one finger off-white head. Sours fruit aroma. Taste not very sweet with pumpkin and spices. Oaky finish. nice full palate with a pleasant warming although alcohol not that apparent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
12.7 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy murky orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out nice pumpkin notes, butterscotch, candied sugar, and pumpkin spices. Flavour is certainly unique, with notes of butterscotch, pumpkin spices, pumpkin puree, and some slight tartness. Very unusual flavours, but it somehow works to a degree. Not my favourite, but I applaud the effort.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3329) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Hazy orange red woody just dark almost right from the barrel haze. Nose is sweet, oaky, cognac with yams and clove. Coriander and brown sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours rosy amber with a foamy light tan head. Nose is cinnamon, allspice, sweet boozy warmth, and bready malt. A bit of pumpkin coming through too. Taste is pumpkin pie, a bit of oak, nice sweet bready malt, and a warming booziness. A little overspiced for my tastes, but still really tasty. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation. Beautiful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4436) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2014
375ml in a snifter. Pours deep, hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee from the malts, light pumpkin, a little brandy, hints of alcohol, light floral hops, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Smooth texture. A good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
375 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, clove, cinnamon, pumpkin and light brandy. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin, light clove, light brandy and a hint of oak with a smooth lingering spiced caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a dark red rust with an off white head. Aroma of alcohol, bad perfume and pumpkin spices. Big on cinnamon nutmeg and some sweet brandy notes and pumpkin. Caramel and a little dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (939) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
From a bottle.The pour is a orange brown with a white head.Itís a malty boozey beer with pumpkin and nutmeg.Itís ok.


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