Brewed by Jopen
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Twee Noord Hollandse speciaalbier brouwers hebben de handen in een geslagen om een bier te brouwen, dat tot nu toe nog niet door een andere Nederlandse brouwer wordt gebrouwen: Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Het bier wordt gebrouwen met pompoenvlees en veel specerijen, die normaal ook gecombineerd worden met pompoengerechten.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
borisz (374) - - DEC 9, 2012
Not my kind of beer. Bought at the Slijterij in Haarlem. Fun to try some. inger and pumpkins in the aroma and flavor. White pepper. Cinnamon. Malty, sweetish. Not my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (386) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
v2.0 - 2013. 33cl bottle @ home from Melger’s, Haarlem. Hazy deep orange copper color, small particles, creamy medium off-white average head, good lacing. Aroma malt, sugar, sweet vegetable, pumpkin, caramel, light soap, alcohol, bubble gum. Taste medium to heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, hint of salt, whiff of umami. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation, sweet alcoholic finish with average duration. Interesting but not my favorite, a bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate light beige swirl and spotting. Nose is spice, pumpkin - for shure!, light smoke, dark fruit rinds, sugars. Taste comprises bitter fruits, pumpkin pie, light spice, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light spice. Ok pumpkin affair but lacks depth for its ABV!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Clear burnished gold beer, small bubbly white head. Light semi dry palate, mild fine carbonation. Tiny bit of thin malt cream. Sweet fruity burst before the pumpkin kicks in. Thankfully not over spiced. Light semi dry finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig on heat tasting. Clear amber lasting white head. Spicy pumpkin. Not great. Ok but spicy by a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s. Pours orange-gold with a frothy white head. Also some floaties. Pleasant autumnal spices in the nose, some cake, baked squash, pumpkin pie. Medium sweet flavor with a little dry smoke, meat, some understated pumpkin. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, nice spices, ham, dry pumpkin. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Amber... Thin white lacing ... Soft sweet pumpkin nose... Soft fruits... Dry pumpkin.. Softbtoffee fruits... Juicy pumpkin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Callero (3) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Claimed only to be served in Tilburg, this is a very Dutch beer. Nice colour with a cloudy appearance and pearly palate. Easy on the taste with some bite, fairly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Melchert (3) - - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
Didn’t like it. Color and appearance is that of an ipa. Taste however for me resembles the unpleasant bitter after taste of raw fresh pumpkin. Misses some freshness, beer for wintertime, not summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle 330ml version 2.0 vintage 2013
Thanks bierkoning! Amber color, small white head. Strong "pumpkin", ginger, cardamon aroma. Medium-bodied. Alcohol, candy, pumpkin and spices in the flavor. Quite warming. I am not a big fan of pumpkin ales but perhaps alcohol is ok in them. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle@home. Poured hazy orange, small white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, soap, herbs, bubblegum, banana, caramel. Sweet taste, medium bodied, fairly low carbonation. Slightly bitter finish, with lingering pumpkin notes. No sign of alcohol. Solid brew, but it’s not my style.

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