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RATINGS: 717   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (56) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Aroma of yeast . Palate is thick , nutmeg, hints Of pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving,semi-sweet, cinnamon Orange color, tangy, whispy head. Interesting left-of-center Fall offering.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"this was a well done spiced ale...no subtleties in the aroma and flavor. there right there front and center. pumpkin pie-ish and strong flavored. the body is a tad over carbonated, but this is a nice beer. the maple aspect is actually in the background and i found myself wanting a little more."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (848) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Murky brownish orange. Minimal head. Nose full of spices like a pie. Taste is similar with some marshmallow and vanilla. Very creamy and full but overly sweet for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 Pours brown with an off white head. Malt, caramel, wood, toffee and maple syrup aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel and maple finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3808) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2014
750 ml. Dark brown with a lasting ring of cream. Aroma is maple and brown sugary booze, with a touch of dry grass. Tastes of sweet booziness with a bit of dry, spicy Belgian yeast. No pumpkin or yam flavors appear, just a big Belgian, sweet mess that could have been a contender. Medium heavy body is sweet and a bit too boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (210) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle (750ml $11): reddish brown with big tan head. Strong aroma of yams and spices. Some funkiness. Tasted the same plus a sweetness. As it warmed there was booze warming in the end. Medium plus carbonation. Seemed like a spicy Belgium beer. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (820) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of work. Malty and slightly sweet. Nice Belgian yeast flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Great beer, spice malt aroma. Taste pumkin/yams...slightly sweet, great carbonation brought out the wonderful flavors that meshed so well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (505) - - SEP 24, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a translucent brown with creamy off white head that fades to wisp leaving frothy lacing. Aroma is sweet and spicy with vegetal complexity - mild yam. Flavor is sweet, reminiscent of a Belgian triple with candi sugar, cinnamon, and a note of sweet potato/pumpkin. Alcohol masked very well. Overly sweet, a little was plenty. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (105) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. It smells like a pumpkin or sweet potato pie. Excellent dark amber brown color. This is my favorite Fall spiced beer. The taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, maple, yams, and apple cider with some bitterness and booze. More flavors develop as it warms to room temperature. Great Fall beer.


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