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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5300) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1894) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9877) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, ginger, caramel, and allspice. Flavor of pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel, subtle grass, and light dough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Sampled at great real ny. An okay pumpkin ale... not crazy like a pumpking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2010
A delicious pumpkin pie treat from our friends at NBC. Aroma is delightfully engaging, really draws you in to the beer. Flavor is a lovely combination of pumpkin and spice. Am guessing some would want to serve with ice cream or top with whipped cream for the total pumpkin pie experience. I appreciate the effort Tyson puts into making this beer, especially dealing with all the pumpkin goo. Thank you!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark gold with a light amber thin white head. Has a mild pumpkin spice aroma. Good up-front spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, cloves and allspice. Mild carbonation. The body is not thick and the beer is very drinkable. The spices subside fairly fast and this smooths out to tasting like a real beer. Has a slight hop tartness that enhances the finish.

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