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RATINGS: 680   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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 Light brown body with thin frothy head. Sweet candy aroma, red fruit, and lots of spices, nutmeg, and allspice. Flavor is very sweet but light bodied. Maple is unnoticeable until it warms and then only slightly toward the finish. The yams come through a lot like pumpkin giving some fullness to an otherwise thin body. Slightly sticky finish. Itís kind of a mess with lots of sweetness but no real focus.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (240) - 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 (349) - 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 (1999) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. something off in the taste, strange sweetness (pumkin? but really chemical)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (1974) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
I like experiment, but unfortunately this one didnít work. The maple is too sweet and stingy. Could use some modifications.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (267) - - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Salmaniak taste, slightly. Peachy, pumpkin as well. Remarkable beer, different than most other beers at the festival. Taste lacks a certain depth, itís only the pumpkins, no layers in it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
beechner224 (599) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Homer... Thanks?? Pours amber. Smells like a cranberry lambic. Is that right? Totally taste like a cranberry sour. No way this is a yam beer, maybe yam covered in lacto, mixed with Brett and cat piss. Better luck next time, will need to try as designed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of spices, malts, pumpkin, some wooden notes and caramel. Flavor of yams, malts, caramel, spices and some syrup. A bit sticky sweet palate. A bit too spicy for my expectations.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a red hue. Aroma of nutmeg, red berries, pumpkin and grass. Flavour of sweet caramel, nutmeg, grass, cinnamon and some wooden notes. Very interesting berryish notes. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable spiciness all the way.


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