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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at DBS. Pours a caramel color with a thick tan head. Smells of pumpkin, cloves and nutmeg. Tastes pretty much the same. The fall spices take over for most of the flavor and hit the palate a little to hard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2865) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle @ THT January. Pours a clear amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has loads of pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugary touches and hints of oak. Flavor is sweet with a big boozy note, brandy touches, pumpkin again and has this sticky sweet mouthfeel. Greatly balanced, great sweetness and alcohol is not overpowering. Great stuff!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Poured reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (166) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2015
From the bottle the pour is slightly cloudy and auburn, the aroma is spices a minor sour, taste is spices and pumpkin, finish is sweet highly carbonated, overall this us a great seasonal pumpkin beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1600) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave in November 2014.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark orange.
Aroma: Aroma of cinnamon.
Taste: Pumpkin, cinnamon, hints of brandy..
Palate:Medium light body

Summary: SUMMARY

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Matt Reece/blackcloudlabel. This was poured into a sample flared pilsener glass. There was a nice light half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving a slight lacing roaming here and there. The smell had an authentic bourbon to vanilla sweet and somewhat pie - like/crust to light bread and even biscuit - like to an extent. The taste was mainly sweet and bready toasty /biscuity - ness roaming across my tongue. Light vanilla to roasty sweet aftertaste leading to a sweet and dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a light sweet carbonation about it. Overall, definitely a pumpkin ale I could come back to with extra compliments to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2485) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Stop it. Wtf is this sweet vegetable joose. Beer smells ok and reminds me of pie but the taste oh the taste.... Really sweet vegetable compost. Take broccoli trunk, potato peels, carrot tops, and pumpkin guts and put em in a bag with a lb of sugar and a cup of cinnamon and a bottle of brandy and let it ferment. You will get this. Thats what this is.. try it! do it! you wont do it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
not for me. it was fine just a big sweet boozy gimmick. I don’t like it. No thanks bro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmargarucci (87) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Wonderful aroma of pumpkin, spices and malt. Taste is full body malt with a touch of pumpkin, vanilla an cinnamon. They high abv is very well hidden. A wonderful beer to sip on a cold fall evening!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with spongy light beige head, strong pumpkin aroma, low cabonation, strong cinnamon flavor with alcohol undertones, long bitter finish. Quite strong and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Amazing brew, nice and sweet malty boozy barleywine, one of the best pumpkin beers ive had for sure, howeverbslight deduction for not aging well, saved two bottles for a year and recently opened one and it was infected. Still a lovely beer fresh, get this years!!!

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