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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is made in the pumpkin beer tradition, except instead of pumpkins we used yams, and lots of them! A big Belgian-style brown ale of 10% ABV, this one is bringing pumpkin beers (or yam beers) into new territory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3509) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From Costco. Poured ruby red. Tan head. Lots of lacing. Nose of pie. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. Alcohol not tasted. Flavor is interested with yams tasting really good and there is spice in the finish. Really easy to drink. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2389) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
0,75 l bottle from Biervana butterscotch, cereal, barnyard, basement aromas, alcohol, banana, cooked vegetables, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2967) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
A dark reddish pink body with a 1 finger off white head. Nose is nutmeg, clove, pumpkin and vanilla. sweet and spicy nose with bread dough. Taste is pretty sweet, Very vegetable forward, yams, candy sweet potatoes. it’s an interesting beer but not mind blowing. The ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraynoyes (5) - Astoria, USA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Exceptionally smooth beer for the ABV, very tasty. The maple is not a stand out flavor, tastes more like a pumpkin beer. For a somewhat similar taste and comparable ABV for less, I would stick with Southern Tier Pumking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Rated on 11-08-2014 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a huge foamy vanilla head that mostly diminishes, slightly hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is very spicy, some clove, cinnamon, sweet, and malt. The flavor is sweet, very spicy, a little syrupy, caramel malt, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. The flavor just did not entice me enough to want this beer again. It is not bad tasting. The flavors just did not come together that well for my liking. Nonetheless, it is worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4974) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent brown orange colored body and a fair lacing. The complex aroma was maple syrup brown ale citrus spicy and hoppy. The mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a acidic hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of maple syrup mild citrus mild caramel mildly vinous sweet spices brown malt crisp breads and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (744) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours amber with a good tan head. Spicy pumpkin aroma. Taste is spices, caramel, syrup, pumpkin, cloves. A bit sour. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice warming spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap at 10 East. The beer has the look like something from a rusty rain gutter, orangish-brown, cloudy with a off-beige head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, maple and sweetness abounds. I definitely get the yam profile in the flavor, with some earthy sweetness, burnt sugar, clover honey and sugar cookies. Finish is medium and the body has a surprising lightness to it. Sweet, but not cloying. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (950) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours dark copper color with a thick creamy off white head. Sweet malty aroma with yams, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove yeastiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malt start with rich yams, molasses, maple syrup, vanilla. Some raisin and prune flavors in the middle with cinnamon and nutmeg and finishing with a yeastiness and slight tart flavor. This is a really rich and complex brew. This beer may have ruined all other pumpkin beers for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2724) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2014
750 ml bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Amber reddish brown and hazy appearance with a small, diminishing light tan head. Aroma of sweet potatoes, light maple syrup, brown sugar, pumpkin spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, caramel, toffee and light molasses. Flavor is similar to the aroma with fruity esters and light notes of alcohol, subdued when it warms up. Medium spiciness and mild to moderately sweet with minimal to light bitterness. A little syrupy on the palate, medium to full body, with a lingering, light boozy finish. Not bad overall, enticing aroma but somewhat unbalanced flavor and finish.

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