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RATINGS: 680   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6131) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
Big bottle. Deep, lovely amber-red with a tall head that disappears quickly. Very big spice nose, yams (seems like pumpkins), cinnamon, Belgian yeast. Nose spicy fall nose. Sweet flavor, maple syrup, cinnamon, fruity tang, oranges. Very autumny. Quite sweet but not over-the-top at all. Quite nice, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sitzds (280) - - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at The Bruery poured into a taster by the server trying to entice bottle purchases. Appearance is brown with orange highlights, tan head the quickly settles to a film, and minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet potato pie spices, maple syrup, brown sugar, and malt. Taste is light brown sugar and yam sweetness complimented by the nutmeg, clove, and allspice bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation,thick texture, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1858) - 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 (3295) - 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 (701) - 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 (1591) - 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 (1347) - 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 (588) - 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 (95) - 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 (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draught. This is a smooth, sweet, and delicious brew with great autumnal flavor.

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