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RATINGS: 685   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours a thick, dark copper. The Yams give this beer a very full body. Aroma of Cinnamon and Vanilla. Easy to drink despite the full body. At over 10% the beer’s characteristics hide it’s alcohol content very well.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3351) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (315) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (147) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (587) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1715) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (314) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A delicious desert beer that is perfect after Thanksgiving dinner. Very sweet, but carries behind the sweetness is a stout finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Malty surary aroma, very light carbonation no head. very sweet...hung around mouth too long. Good flavors but just a little too sweet for me. May be that is what was intended. May be with some age it may dry out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2280) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
At Zeebra II. Slight hazy body, light brown in colour. No head on my glass. Aroma of spices, mostly cardamon, a bit of grass. Somewhat weird taste, again cardamon and spices. Thin body, low carbonation. Dry palate. Overall a bit weak, expected more.


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