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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (283) - - SEP 18, 2015
Wonderful aroma of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, typical pumpkin pie spice. Clear copper pour with a thin white head. The taste is very heavy on the pumpkin pie spice with a lot of sweetness. Really nice balance though. New for me this year. Dig it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerseyjohn71 (281) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2015
its mellow,, not too much bite,, AN EZ PUMPKIN BEER, very drink able , for those who may not like a PUMPKIN BEER,, try this,, bread, hay, citrus, dough, light clove, alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, pale, golden, amber, frothy, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,

   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Draft. Light orange pour with tan head. Aromas are simple, vanilla and pumpkin.Some pumpkin and spice flavors, with dominating vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8798) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5072) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Location: Can from Sparrow- Downtown, 8/21/15

Aroma: The aroma is pumpkin spice, some lightly dry notes, bread, malt, and a but of pumpkin
Appearance: This one has a clear darker orange color with a smallish head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is a mix of pumpkin spice and pumpkin, malt, and a bit of earth
Palate: Medium bodied, with a fairly clean feel, soft carbonation, and a lightly dry close
Overall Impression: Far as I’m concerned, this is a solid one. It’s way too early in the year for me to be drinking a pumpkin beer usually, but at the same time, at this point we have no choice. The good ones are gone by October.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet pumpkin and bready notes with accents of nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor found sweet pumpkin meat, bready notes and a touch of graham cracker at the core, with nutmeg and allspice around.. finished lightly tart and spicy. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.. good feel and balance.. nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Can. Translucent orange-amber with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is sweet with pumpkin pie spices and vanilla notes. Taste is sweet with pumpkin pie, spices, light vanilla, soft caramel and a sweet cream/whipped cream like note in the background. Body is medium with a dense, fizzy carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie, light spices, caramel, sweet malt, light vanilla and the cream note. Nice!

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - 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.

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