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RATINGS: 781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - SEP 27, 2015
This is fall in a glass. Give up the pumpkin beers and graduate to this absolute beautiful creation. Beautiful dark brown color with a nice thin white head to contrast. Smells like pie. Big cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup. Totally sweet and bready as well. Taste is more of that cinnamon and nutmeg and big vanilla and syrup. It doesn’t taste like a yam forward beer which is fine, but you definitely get a subtle yam taste so it just adds to the experience. It’s a big beer and a sipper for sure. You don’t get any unpleasant alcohol burn but it is warming in a good way. Overall this is a treat. I absolutely loved this beer and I am not a fan of pumpkin beer, but I can get behind this in the fall. Great stuff. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Pour is a dark amber with a large white head. Aroma is plenty of spice. Large amounts of nutmeg and cinnamon but also a nice hop shows up. Flavor is also a big spice with a nice sweet maple syrup and brown sugar. No alcohol comes out as this warms. Don’t really get any yams but I don’t know what they would even bring out other than more sugars to ferment. This is all about the spice and it’s all here and very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2150) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2015
sample at a tasting poured a medium brown color with smallish white head. the aroma was a pleasant nose of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice. the aroma of the yams was evident. as well. the flavor was better than what I thought. got the yams (pumpkin) and the spices blended nicely together. this was near the end of the bottle and no sediment would have like to try more of this. maybe one day but it was very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (393) - - SEP 20, 2015
Cinnamon and coriander aroma, some maple. Taste is creamy yams, cinnamon, maple, and coriander.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Pumpkin pie spices some added cinnamon. Brown pour hazy. Sweet maple notes thick palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (748) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Aroma: pumpkin spices, caramel, Appearance: clear, amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5520) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
750ml capped bottle pours a deep amber color with a generous light tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is cinnamon and coriander with some toasted notes and caramel. Taste is a yam and caramel malty sweetness with a light herbal hop bitterness and finishing with the spices. This brew was a bit of a disappointment considering the price paid. Flavours are a little weird in this brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Richnthick (3) - Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2015 does not count
After reading other reviews I can only conclude my 750ml bottle turned. Pretty pour, dark tan with some red, very fizzy with little head. Tasted like spiced piss and vinegar with an agressive carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1706) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2015
A nice fall beer. Pour as pretty red with a white head. Smells of cinnamon and maple syrup. Taste is less thick then expected, with cinnamon, herbs, yams and a bit of sour cherry in the finish. Had on tap at HopMonk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Interesting and the price was better than others. Gorgeous reddish amber clear good head and lace. Aroma is brett with sugary sweet maple vanilla brown sugar. Taste is foamy, with maple tones vanilla rich malt and even bourbon kind of. Fairly sweet but not too much and up there with good Belgian ales. Subdued spices, yams I don’t know what they do here, maybe some texture, spices are subdued but fairly complex. Kind of light flavored for a brown ale otherwise,.

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