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RATINGS: 735   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Aroma of maple, yam, holliday spice, nutmeg, cinnamon. Pours brown opaque. taste is sweet with noted spices. palate is thick and syrupy, as it warms the maple really becomes overpowering. Overall it tastes like thanksgiving but that doesn’t work until the weather actually turns.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (231) - USA - MAR 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 In cracking the bottle I find Belgian yeast and deep molasses, the aroma is dark and earthy, penetrating my senses, luring me closer. The pour is fascinating; a liquid nutmeg flowing into the glass, followed closely by a fizzy and quite audible, latte-hued foam. It caps the beer and threatens to make its rapid escape, and it does! In so many moments, the head is almost a memory but for the wisps floating lazily on the surface; it is easily resurrected with a spin on the stem of my glass if I feel a need to sip through some proper suds. The first sip is slightly unexpected, as I was waiting for a much more sweet experience. OH NO! Umami...wonderful, warm, leathery, savory, umami. I do love this more than all the other taste sensations that there are to find in a beer, as much as I do love a good bitter IPA. (Yay!) I find the brew biting the edge of my lips, almost a burn, but not really, and then flowing through, mellowing into an almost chewable sensation at the back of my tongue. The yams have definitely become a part of the flavor, bringing multiple spices into play with them and yes, encouraging the idea of turkey and mashed potatoes with loads of gravy and stuffing. The medium body of the brew is nicely carbonated and is not terribly spritzy, the chewy texture almost a necessity with the entire premise of the beer. The finish is long, lightly doughy with a hint of allspice to come around and keep me dry enough that I’ll just need to keep on sipping. I don’t mind...this is a tasty beer that almost passes as comfort food. I’ll take it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. Nice deep red color. Aroma of winter spices, malt and caramel. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly and spicy, with some alcohol. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2064) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
A really interesting brew. Pours a lovely burnt orange/brown. Aromas of pumpkin.. Or in this case yams. Also fall spice and maple syrup. I was not expecting this to be a tart ale. Sweet pumpkin, syrup, and tart cherries. Weird, but good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
CousinBrenden (61) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Aroma great pine maple winderfull?appearance great taste great. Too sweet and clowning in mouthfeel tons if greatness but not. Good on beer gig. Rating is high cuz of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2612) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Deep brown with a fluffy head. Sweet nose with molasses and fig. Spicy middle with a big body. Heavy and sweet. Excellent balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (1843) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber/reddish colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Nice aroma with notes of allehĺnde. Sweet spicy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Red brown body. Nice sized cream head. Yeast Belgian aroma. Hints of banana and fig. Slight tart taste with a banana and maple finish. Has a lot of Belgian style characteristics. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1619) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2015
Butelka 75cl. OCZY : piwo ma przejrzysty i głęboki czerwony kolor podchodzący delikatnie pod brąz. Piana piwa nie jest wielka i jest średnio trwała. Piana ma kolor jasnego beżu. NOS : na pierwszy niuch uderzają mnie aromaty molasy, syropu klonowego, ciasta i toffi. Do tego mocne aromaty suszonych i kandyzowanych owoców. Nie tylko typowe śliwki, figi i rodzynki ale również mango, ananas i banan. Do tego orzechy o lekko palony karmel. Jest intensywnie i bogato. Po wstrząśnięciu wyczuwam więcej świeżości, słodkości kandyzowanych owoców ale i alkohol, bardziej podkreślone estry i drożdże. USTA : piwo ma spore nasycenie, jest tłuste i średnio gęste. Ogólnie słodkie piwo z wyraźnymi nutami dodatków (molasy i syropu klonowego) i alkoholu. Piwo jest na granicy bycia za słodkim i jedynie pewna ziemistość, lekka paloność i wyraźne nuty przypraw dają rade by to piwo zrównoważyć. Przy końcu piwo lekko kwaśnieje podobnie jak suszone i nawet lekko podwędzane śliwki. Posmak jest ziemisty i słodki z nutka podobna do gałki muszkatowej, cynamonu i goździków. ODCZUCIA : intensywne piwo na zimne wieczory. Nie pije się to piwo w żaden sposób łatwo ale przecież nie to jest w zamierzeniu browaru. Ma moc i pomimo wielu przypraw i dodatków piwo ma pewien balans. Choć po jednej szklance mam dosyć. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 3/10 styl : +1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
Lukt: Noe sur rřyklukt go noe krydder.-
Utseende: Dunkel rřdbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Smak av lakris, karamell, krydder og frukter.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@10%, Nĺr@02.01.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1257) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of spice, pumpkin, sweetness, and a hint of booze. Taste is booze/pumpkin/spice forward.

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