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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


Borresteijn's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5193) - Amsterdam, - NOV 19, 2012
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Clear deep amber/orange colour, off-white head. Aroma is not very sweet as expected, pumpkin, butterscotch, some mace, cinnamon, smoked malts. Flavour of smoked malts, light spicy pumpkin, light buttery, light alcohol bitter finish. Lacks body and depth, and if I was told this was a 6% beer I would have believed it.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (4948) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
2014 Edition. The beer starts fruity-pumpkin intense, hints of spices. Fruit, easy to drink, pumpkin with a nice smooth yeast. Moderate bitter in the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1033) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle 33cl. (label says 2014 3.0). Cloudy medium amber with a lot of floating particles, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, fair lacing; aroma pumpkin, yeast, ginger, cinnamon, cloves; taste medium sweet, light bitter, light pumpkin notes, spicy; full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste light bittersweet, quite peppery in the finish, bit salty too; strange brew but overall ok.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (907) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
2014 3.0 - medium white head, copper chestnut colour, pumpkin spicy cinamon herby kruidnagel, medium carbonation medium bitter spicy pumpkin kruidnagel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Mashing Pumpkins - Keg at beer temple. Sweet, light fruit, caramel, burnt toffee. 3.5 Mashing pumpkins 2.0 - Keg at beer temple. Light, smoky, not much pumpkin. 3 Seemed like they were two different beers...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4741) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled. 25cl sample. The aroma has pumpkin, ginger, vergetable. Hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. Loads of particles, so didn’t poor it fully out. The taste is sweet, bit bitter. There are vegetable tones, spice, some caramel maltiness more in the end. Medium bitter finish and relative dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (423) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Cloudy amber beer with a white head, medium carbonation. Taste like sweet pumpkin, yeast and many herbs. Sweet aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Backlog rating. Bottle at Craig tasting at Chriso’s, London. It pours a copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is warm, sweet and spicy with notes of pumpkin pie, spices, caramel. taste is along the same lines, warm sweet spicy. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (509) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Red golden opaque beer, with a weak head. Lots of sweet banana, touch of caramel, apples, pear. Maybe cherries. Malty bitter sour-sweet, with an underlying alcoholic sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LomYst (612) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Heavy spices.. some malts.. pumpkin? Sweet and a wee bit bitter... its ok for a spice beer but sub par for the rest

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (224) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Betreft de Mashing Pumpkins 2014 3.0. Een goudkleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Een verrassende geur van mout en grapefruit en specerijen. In de smaak komen de pompoenen boven, samen met kruidnagel en de grapefruit/citrus. Een bijzondere nasmaak die ik nog niet eerder heb geproefd. Een geslaagde bijzondere combinatie.


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