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RATINGS: 668   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1611) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a creamy, foamy, beige head. Smells like maple syrup, booze, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Tastes like root vegetables, some creaminess, light sweetness, and light alcohol. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear ruby/copper with many particulates suspended and thick creamy off-white head. Aroma is toasted and cereal malts, spices, light caramel, syrup, yams, and light floral notes. Flavor is sweet bready malts, caramel and syrup, yams, light vanilla, and light spices; semi-sweet finish that gradually dries out. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrewFace (482) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Very murky muddy light brownish orange color, head dissipates quickly. Big sweet, malty, Belgian type character in the aroma. Alcohol, sweetness, some maple like flavor, spices, light vanilla and oak character in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Murky brownish orange. Minimal head. Nose full of spices like a pie. Taste is similar with some marshmallow and vanilla. Very creamy and full. Tasty but kinda muddled. Maybe they shook it before pouring it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a dark ruby/brown, bunt toffee and light maple on nose, tastes sweet, burnt toffee, caramel, maple, hint of aniseed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Interesting take on your usual fall/pumpkin beer. More meaty and chewy but with a sweetness on top.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
NatKadaw (93) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
I found this cloyingly sweet. Fairly heavy pumpkin pie spice presence, a little sticky and medicinal. Would almost make for a better warmed drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draught. This is a smooth, sweet, and delicious brew with great autumnal flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (107) - - DEC 10, 2013
Ok first off, I think itís a safe bet this beer was made with some orange colored variety of sweet potatoes, not yams. Anyway... /botanically correct rant Pours a fizzy rust color with a light beige head. Aromas of spice (clove and nutmeg mostly), Belgian yeast, bread, caramel, and maybe some cooked sweet potato. Taste of Belgian yeast, more of the same spices plus ginger, caramel, bread, some hints of dried fruit, and a bit of molasses. I donít really get much sweet potato from this but the spices mesh really well with the Belgian yeast character. Reminds me a bit of Brother Thelonious but with more spice and less fruit. Goes down super easy for 10%. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tambrico (44) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a medium brown with a large off white head that fades fairly quickly, though Iíve seen quicker. Aroma not too powerful, but I can distinguish brown sugar and some spices. Tastes like a fairly conventional brown ale at first, but on the back end there is a strong flavor of yams, followed by that belgian yeasty flavor. Thereís also a spice flavor throughout, though I donít think my palate is sophisticated enough to distinguish all of them. Overall, good beer. I really enjoyed this one. Will drink again next year. Also one last thing? This being a 750ml 10%er, I thought it would get me way drunker than it did? I finished this whole bottle and I only felt only slightly tipsy. Not that thatís a bad thing; just interesting. Iíve gotten way drunker off of less amounts of lower ABV beer with other conditions being equal.

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