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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Wick for Brains is our classic and painstakingly produced Fall Pumpkin Ale. Instead of simply using spice, we use real pumpkin which lends a sweetness and pumpkin flavor not found in many Pumpkin Ales. Wonderful pumpkin pie spice intertwined in an Amber Ale creates a pumpkin sensation which is elegantly crafted. Notes of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Ginger and Allspice blend perfectly in this seasonal Ale. There are many Pumpkin Ales out there crafted by some wonderful breweries Ė we feel that ours stands among them and in some cases Ė stands apart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at Krug Park. Somewhat hazy orange pour with a white head. Pumpkin spice aroma and taste with a nice mouthfeel. This is really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a bright orange color with a small but well retained head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is pretty spice forward most particularly pronouced are the cinnamon and ginger with a touch of clove. It does have some maltiness and a touch of pumpkin flesh, but itís generally pretty spice forward. Kudos to the brewers here on getting ginger to smell so fresh in the final product, so many beers with ginger seem to come off as medicinal.

The flavor is very nice, itís got zippy spicy notes of cinnamon and ginger with more subdued clove and nutmeg. Itís got a nice pumpkin flesh thing going on. This beer is only a touch sweet and does have a nice mild bitterness to it. It always seems like the best pumpkin beers are generally sweeter and donít incorporate a lot of bitterness, but this one pulls off the balance just right.

The mouthfeel is zippy and full.

One of the better pumpkin beers Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3558) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Tap. Pours clear copper with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, lightly toasted malts, and faint cinnamon. Flavor is what you?d expect from a basic pumpkin beer with some nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, a touch of hops, and faint woodiness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Tap at Maxís. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla, dates and light earthy hops. Flavor is nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, pumpkin, no hops or bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (678) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a medium amber with a small white head. Aroma is lite and spicy with cinnamon and nutmeg most noted. Easy drinking clean beer that at 6.1 abv can actually leave room for more then one. The thing I like most is the spices do not over power all beer flavors like malts the shine in the finsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Draft. Light orange pour with tan head. Aromas are simple, vanilla and pumpkin.Some pumpkin and spice flavors, with dominating vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium white creamy head. Aroma of a nice mix of pumpkin pie spices and pie crust. Flavor of the same. Not a whole lot to say about a straight forward pumpkin ale like this..except that it was well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a clear pale amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices. Taste is the same. Decent pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Growler poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, spice and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cinnamon, allspice and light fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (709) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
On draft last night @ Blind Tiger for the pumpkin fest with James, Andy, Streets, Annie, Visco, Brazilians. Dark orange pour into shaker. Unremarkable aroma. Taste was not too much pumpkin; tasted more like an amber ale with some hints of pumpkin spice and some bland hop bitterness. Pretty OK.

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