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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of mixed spice. Taste is more spice, light gourd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2015
12oz can. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, ginger, some allspice, light cinnamon, sour. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, some nutmeg, allspice, light sour. Low carbonation, light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11778) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11588) - 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 13/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
12 ounce can from Beer Run. Clear copper, thin fizzy white head, fair retention. Aroma of pumpkin spice, pumpkin, toasted malt. The taste is spice, pumpkin, toasted malt. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Tap at Max’s. 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
355ml can. Amber/gold with a fizzy white head. First thing you notice even as you pour is that there is an actual pumpkin aroma to this brew. of course the tired spice mixture is there too. But I will give them an extra nudge for adding the actual element of its namesake. The flavor is again pumpkiny which is vegetal and melon-like, and some spices, its okay, definitely slammable but not interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
12oz can, thanks to voodoofish65usf for sharing. Clear orange color. Thin off-white ring of head, some loose dots of lace. Nice pumpkin, mild to moderate spice nose. Cool aroma. Taste is a slight bit rougher. Some mild creme in the aroma. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Mildly thin and watery, but not so bad. Easy enough to sip. Not bad at all. Not much to the body, but the flavor is reasonably balanced. Not bad to sip on while chatting with friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft - Lots of pumpkin and some Christmas spice. Clear copper with no head. Pumpkin is king here with the spice in the background. Well balanced and for once not too spicy. Well done.

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