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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of mixed spice. Taste is more spice, light gourd.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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 (10438) - 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 (10192) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Can from Capone’s. Orange pour, off-white head. Nose was pumpkin puree, spice, caramel malt, Smooth flavor, well balanced in the pumpkin, malt, and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6961) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6942) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6807) - 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 (5624) - 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.


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