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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1300) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of spice, pumpkin, sweetness, and a hint of booze. Taste is booze/pumpkin/spice forward.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmzl (95) - SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2014

Look: Pours with average sized, thick, light brown head. It has a smooth, slow and equal retention, mostly diminishes. Leaves a thick, fine top layer, some random lacing down the way. Cloudy brown with red hue, low amount of carbonation visible.

Smell: Itís an oddball. Ketchup, light acidity freshness and bits of soy sauce. Also medium sweetness with caramel and maple dominating. Spices and potato.

Taste: Well, the smell translates into taste but builds in some more complexity. Starts with candy, licorice and autumn spice mix. Continues to medium/heavy caramel, molasses middle sweetness. Ends with some sweet potato, cinnamon and star anise. The stuffy sweetness with relatively strong spices linger for some time, light acidity helps it make bearable.

Mouthfeel: Full light heavy body, suitable carbonation, alcohol wonderfully incorporated.

Overall: An interesting mash up, worth a try, but ends up a bit too stuffy for my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (398) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
Pours hazy purple amber with lasting beige head. Aromas are funky, what smells like a sweetness from either yams or molasses. Very Belgian up front, like Chimay Blue with clove spiciness, but yielding into a bit of sourness and distinct yammy sweetness that lingers on the finish. Overall pretty interesting and decent, but a little lacking in depth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkyCrow (69) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful deep reddish-brown color. Fragrant aroma of ripe banana. The yam flavor is quite pronounced. Sweet and velvety flavor and palate. This is a delicious winter beer to be savored.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smallfry (132) - - DEC 25, 2014
(Bottle) The best spiced beer there is. Really really great beer. On the sweeter side with lots of complexity without being overwhelming. Lovely Autumn beer.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (677) - USA - DEC 19, 2014
750mL bottle poured into a tulip -- Aroma and appearance are quite impressive. The flavor doesnít follow through very well. A metallic flavor dominates throughout. Otherwise, very impressive caramel, candy, pumpkin pie spice, and yeast combination. Very disappointed with the metallic bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3552) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2510) - Freising, 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,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (3309) - 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. itís an interesting beer but not mind blowing. The ABV is well hidden.

4.1
   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.


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