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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9790) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9554) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6295) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5261) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4445) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3345) - 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.

3.1
   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.


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