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RATINGS: 790   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2010
Hazy reddish amber with a small, slightly lacy head. Aroma of berries, maple syrup, caramel, some alcohol. Flavor of caramel, syrup, cinnamon spiciness, Medium to full body, medium carbonation, a bit sticky. Can’t quite hide all the alchol, but maybe it’s not even intended. Not bad in its class. 7-3-3-7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Location: 750 ml bottle from Gilly’s, 2/5/10

Aroma: The nose has lots of spice, some maple syrup, and some caramel malts
Appearance: Pours a dark hazy reddish color, with a thin off-white head
Flavor: It’s somewhat sweet with a lot of spice to it, yam/pumpkin flavor is there too
Palate: A medium bodied beer with a soft carbonation, and somewhat oily texture
Overall Impression: This one definitely didn’t need to be consumed too cool. Once it warms to a reasonable temperature it becomes a pretty solid beer. There is a good amount of spice to this one. I liked it, it isn’t the greatest, but it is pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle shared with Ben4321: Aroma smells of sweet potato. Appearance is a dark brownish red. This beer always needs to warm up. Strong yam taste. Alcohol is covered up pretty well. I am always interested in trying The Bruery’s beers, but they might be better in small amounts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2189) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
pours a cloudy dark copper-brown with a small beige-yellow head, and some lacing. smell is of pumpkin, spice, malt, and a touch of caramel. taste is smooth, pumpkin, maple syrup, spice, and some malt, end is dry. overall to much vegetable for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2010
bottle consumed 10/11/2009. hazy pour of rich amber-reddish-brown with a soft tannish head. tons of spice on the nose... traditional pumpkin pie spice (especially nutmeg and clove) along with yeast, earthy sweetness, malt, molasses, a little vanilla and a touch of tartness. it is a very warming rich aroma. the palate is surely on the sweet side... definitely a sipper but it fits for what they are going for... candied yams are too. flavors of cinnamon, yeast, maple, faint molasses, toasted nuts, cardamom, yammy earthiness and a surprisingly clean finish. there is a touch of sourness on the end which is a bit strange but it helps break up the sugars. full bodied fo’ sho’ with slick carbonation and a creamy texture. alcohol is only noticed in the belly. 8/5/7/3/16/3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8958) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy amber body. Mild berries spicy mape aroma and flavor. Although pumpkin has hot been used that is how it smells ! Low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
On tap at the 2009 Great Pumpkin Festival, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge MA on 31 October 2009. Hazy red/orange colour. Sweet and rich aroma, very reminiscent of maple syrup. The maple is extremely evident in the flavour too, together with some sweet nutty notes - rather like Nutella spread. Rather too sweet for me, with little in the way of balancing bite. Spicing is agreeable and doesn’t dominate too much. Not unpleasant but a bit of a one trick pony and not particularly to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown color, hardly any head. Molasses and tropical fruit in the aroma. Little carbon. Sugary sweet flavor with molasses and dried tropical fruit. Ginger and marmalade. Alcoholic. Too sweet and onedimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
First, I pretty much hate pumpkin beers so this is exciting to have a pumpkin beer with no pumpkins and the far superior yams in place of them. Hazy light brown with a nice matching head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar and yams. Its like a holiday side dish all in itself. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, vegetal in a good way. Just enough yams. Not too much (thankfully). I really dig this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
"Pours a mottled river water brown color with an orange tint. Lasting foamy head and very generous lacing. Warm, inviting aroma of buttered yams and maple syrup. Nice yeast scent coupled by fresh dinner rolls and toffee. Medium bodied with a decent creaminess. Finished a touch watery and it’s sweet all around. Flavor follows the aroma and the Belgian yeast is more prominent. Figs, brown sugar, tea, banana and mixes spices find their way into the mix. Interesting brew."

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