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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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 – we feel that ours stands among them and in some cases – stands apart.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Draught on at a brewery event. Disclosure this is one of my least favorite beer styles...but why? It looks like unfiltered apple juice. Smells of malt, nutmeg, and a little cinnamon all ill defined. Same for the flavors. Sweet and spicy vague pumpkin. A flat greasy texture is quite un appealing as is the beer in general.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Strong aroma of pumpkin flavoring, nutmeg, cinnamon, small disappearing less than ½ inch head. Very sweet, taste of spices, full bodied, grassy taste. Dry finish, decent CO2. Overall, not bad, nothing worth trying again though.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nittanyjim (57) - - OCT 30, 2011
Nice pumpkin/cinnamon nose. Not much head. Solid pumpkin and cinnamon taste, fades quickly. Nice slightly chewy mouthfeel. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a medium sized foamy beige head that faded quickly. The aroma was strong nutmeg and clove and light cinnamon without much else going on. The flavor was sweetish sour caramel with bitter lemon, nutmeg and cinnamon. There was a bit of an off flavor I could not identify that did not work for me. The finish was dryish and spicy. Moderately full bodied. Eh.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
geneticbloom (8) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2011 does not count
The best pumpkin beer I’ve had this season. The glass is cinnamon rimmed which makes the aroma really great mixing with the beer’s aroma. Tastes like a pumpkin pie but not overwhelmingly so.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 draft at rattle with sir brendan colgan the first. pours a golden amber body with no head. aroma is sweet spice, pumpkin, and grass. Mouthfeel is syrupy with notes of pumpkin, nutmeg spice, and cinnamon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Wick for Brains! Makes much more sense- I thought the bartender at 33 said "Wit for Brains". Anyway, this one pours a cloudy amber-orange color with a soft, finger-thick off-white head that left good lace in the tulip. Aroma of pie-like pumpkin, butterscotch, nutmeg, sweet bready malts, buttered toast, and cream. Flavor of more vegetal pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel malts, toast, sugar, and a little booze kick at the end. Medium-bodied, with a spicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Sweet, buttery, malty nose and spicy, earthy flavor. Interesting pumpkin beer and worth a try for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Pours cloudy orange with a finger thick white head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices and nutmeg. Flavor is nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon. Pretty good pumpkin beer overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. Decent enough for a spiced beer. Has all of the trimmings of a pumpkin beer. Easy enough to drink, just nothing incredibly spectacular here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
A blonde amber ale with a thin creamy white head. In aroma, smooth cinnamon over ginger, and classy pumpkin spices. In mouth, a sweet cloying spiced malt with cinnamon hearts, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. On tap at Sunset Grill, Jan. 16 2011.


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