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RATINGS: 683   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Holy cow, yeah baby, wango tango, yeh hah, heh heh, zipity do dah. Needless to say I loved it. This shit rocks heavy! WOW! If you canít appreciate this beer. You need to get your taste buds checked. You got to try this beer. If you try it based on my review and donít like it I will send what you paid for the bottle. Itís that good. Lovely Belgium character.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 21, 2010
750ml bpttle. Pours a deep red, thin head. Aroma is incredible. Spicy pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, sweet malts, slight roast, brown sugar, nutmeg. Mild spicy taste. the yams really come through. Sweet candy sugar? Hides the ABV very well. A great winter sipper if you ask me and one of the top pumpkin beers around.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MsLucky13 (2) - Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2009 does not count
Great body, color and flavor. Sweet with fizzy carbonation. Less thick than expected.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
b79turner (221) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Napa, CA in June 2011. Poured into a tulip glass. Rich brown color with 1-1/2" head. Lacing all around the glass. Medium-high carbonation. Very smooth beer, alcohol is slightly warming but not overwhelming. I noticed the yams, but compliments the beer well. This is a fantastic brew...but then again, I havenít had a bad one from The Bruery.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
You can taste the alcohol upfront. Thick, spicy, maple. Strong and delicious. Warm all the way down.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peacehammer (619) - 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 beerís characteristics hide itís alcohol content very well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (533) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2011 vintage aged in my cellar and poured from bottle to glass. Clear reddish light-brown hue with off-white head. Aroma is huge malt and brown sugar, caramel, stone fruits, plums, raisins, yeasty esters.Taste is initially really sweet but finishes slightly sharp to help balance the huge malt bill. Medium bodied with a nice maple-ish essence. Reminds me of a Thanksgiving dinner. Not an everyday brew for me, but a really nice novelty. Would be paired well with turkey, mashed potatos, & light gravy :-)

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iggynelix (68) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
the spice notes of this were perfect for the cool fall evening. the molasses and yams really come through, but donít overpower. this was one of my favourite dinner bottles this season.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sactodd (18) - Citrus Heights, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Pours a slightly murky dark amber, with a two finger light tan creamy head. Immediate spicy aromas grab the nose, followed by a sweet carmel-like yam scent. Taste starts with a tickle of carbonation on the tongue follower by lovely spice (slight clover/hint of cinnamon), then yam/carmel/maple sweetness that finishes with a nice Belgian style visit of sour before it melts on to the back of the tongue to finish with a nice alcohol heat, and revisit of spice. This is an amazing beer, great balance, and the flavor profile works on so many levels.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emily_Rose (20) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2009 and 2010 bottles courtesy of Wavers1. I. Freaking. Love. This. Beer. Spices and yams? Yes, please! This beer is absolutely amazing on its own or paired with turkey and mashed potatoes. Not too heavy, itís crisp and refreshing while being complex and smooth. DEF better as it ages, try this one next year!


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