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RATINGS: 729   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (210) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Nice looking deep chestnut brown beer with a thick foamy light tan head. Sweet nose of pumpkin pie spice, roasted root vegetables, and a bit of sour yeast. Flavor is definitely on the sweet side and is reminiscent of baked sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping infused with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. I wish the hops counterbalanced it a bit more, but this is still a unique and drinkable beer. Too sweet though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
10/4/2014. From bottle. Dark amber with a white head. Yeasty aromas with spices, pumpkin, honey. Yeast is showing in every sip, but is offset by the sweet spicy flavors. The 10% alcohol does not show at all. Very mellow and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (66) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6163) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (922) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (957) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3899) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (278) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 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. Update 1/9/2015: Description the same, just adjusting the score since I enjoyed it a little less than I remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (920) - 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.

   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.

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