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RATINGS: 688   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DMLINAZ (290) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Really unusual beer; I’m not sure I like it necessarily, but I don’t dislike it, and am more intrigued than anything. Pours with a fizzy, full head. Flavor is yams, port, fall spices; sort of a sour taste. It has a long aftertaste that fills the mouth. The aroma is somewhat better than the flavor. Dry in the finish. I’m not sure how much I could drink, but I find this more interesting than most of the pumpkin beers I’ve had. (10/18/12 at Total Wine IPA beer tasting class w/Tony.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (73) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. It smells like a pumpkin or sweet potato pie. Excellent dark amber brown color. This is my favorite Fall spiced beer. The taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, maple, yams, and apple cider with some bitterness and booze. More flavors develop as it warms to room temperature. Great Fall beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Comes together very nicely, especially for a non-maple fan. Cloudy red pour with ok head and lacing. Sweet finish. Tap at Snallygaster.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gendv138 (1343) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Brown with off-white head. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, herbs. Tastes of pumpkin, yam, spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3356) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Amber with off white head. Aroma roasted vegetables, molasses, burnt sugar, bread, spice and rye. Taste is complex and spicy, bread, rye, roasted and caramelly vegetables with a finishing spicy vegetable note. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (351) - HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2014
Rendkívül elegáns küllemű üvegéből egy teaszínű, opálos testű főzet tör elő ujjnyi vastag habfedővel a tetején. Illata olyannyira komplex, hogy szinte minden egyes szimatolásnál más jegyekkel szembesülünk, melyek közül azonban a sütőtökhöz hasonlatos, és a leírás alapján yam gyökér hozzáadásával elért aromák szállnak fel először, kellő távolságból ebben a keretben tűnik fel némi fahéjas, süteménytésztás, sütőtök-pités jelleg, amihez közelebb hajolva csatlakozik, majd fölénybe is kerül a belga élesztő összetéveszthetetlenül markáns, uralkodó karaktere. Visszafogott szánsavtartalmához telt és gömbölyded ízjegyek csatlakoznak, melyek az előzőekben leírt koordináta-rendszer mentén kelnek életre. A fahéj, vanília, szegfűbors, juharszirup egyvelege izgalmas kavalkádot alkot, melyek krémes összeolvadásának, fűszeres csípősségének kiteljesedését a belga élesztő szigorú arculata fogja vissza kissé. Az a fajta különlegesség, aminek fogyasztása közben egyszerre fájlaljuk a mennyiség vészes fogyatkozását és várjuk az elkövetkező kortyok adta lehetőséget izgalmas mondanivalójának megfejtésére.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Not bad little sweet. Dirty brown pour. Sweet spices and yam aroma. Lots of sweetness medium body light carbonation. Spices pumpkin like but yams. Decent brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (158) - ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy brown-red with beige head. Aroma of banana, sweep maple. Flavor of medium sweet maple, spices, pepper, yeasty, clove. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium carbonation. Full body. Sweet-sour medium dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (611) - ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy red-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma - maple, clove, caramel and spices. Taste - sweet, batata/yam , fruity, spicy, maple,vanilla, quite boozy. Medium-full bodied. Quite heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Weird specialty ale brewed with yams, molasses, maple syrup and herbs - claims to be Belgian in style, but I don’t know anything comparable here. Yellowish white, creamy, stable head, dark copper brown colour, clear but misty after adding the deposit - so far the comparison with Belgian bottle fermenting tradition goes. But then the aroma: maple syrup indeed and a lot of it, cloves, meat stock, chocolate liqueur, fried tomatoes, aniseed, madera, peaches in syrup, candi sugar, Worcestershire sauce... Tastes sweet candi- and clove-like with pear- and banana-accents, oily mouthfeel, smooth, syrupy and still a little bit thinnish for some reason, nutty and chocolatey maltiness, middle phase very spicy (star aniseed, cloves again), creamy finish with peppery hops, warm alcohol of cognac or sherry and again the sticky sweetness of the maple syrup, just a bit too cloying for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (327) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Muddy reddish pour with a fizzy off white head that dissipates. Aroma is candied yam and holiday spice. Flavor is dark sweet bread, mild maple, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, yam. Moderate warming sensation combined with spice creates a lively, very pleasant mouthfeel. So tasty and unique, this is the bruery at its best, pulling off a beer that sounds gimmicky with tact.

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