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Twisted Manzanita Witch’s Hair Pumpkin Ale



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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Festive holiday pie spices accent this magical brew. Warm and wicked pumpkin squash elements. Taste the ’Fall of Yore’ in a pint glass Good, Friendly malt and hop partnership Strong and slightly spooky surreal sensations

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Clear orange reddish pour with a thin off white head .... Aroma is of clove, cinnamon and a sweet syrupy/maltyness as well .... Taste is of light spices/cinnamon and clove and sweet syrup and sweet malts .... Has a slight bitter hop bite on the back end .... Finish has a lingering sweet malt and light spices..... Recipe Needs some help. Spices come out more as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1825) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Amber with an off white head - Sweet spicy aroma - Sweet malt body with dried dark fruits and goos spicy flavour - Heavy spicy finish - This was nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1279) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
October 5th, 2013 - I first found Witch’s Hair on a North Park beer walk. Tucked way back into a curio store was a small set-up, pouring samplers of the Witch’s Hair for those wandering far enough off the path to earn it. My camera failed me that day, but the senses were heightened and ware. The scent is spicy, creamy and sweet, like a pumpkin ice cream, and the flavor brings much of the same. Lots of pumpkin pie spices and clove at the head push the flavor, which is dry, yet slightly sweet at the same time. And the aftertaste? I’ll quote my notes: "Clove clovey clove clove." Lots of clove, but not gross. Just strong. Great autumnal brew, and better than most heavily seasoned brews I know.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a nice foamy beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Flavor of pumpkin pie spices, caramel, allspice, brown sugar and fall spices. Overall a decent pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy orange amber pour with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma of nail polish remover. Mild spicy pumpkin squash flavors. Brown sugar. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2014
It poured an orange/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of pumpkin, brown sugar, some molasses and cinnamon. The taste was of pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, caramel and some spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12oz can @ KBF 2014. Pours a murky dark amber color with a slightly off-white head. Smells of pumpkin pie along with a nice spicy earthy hop aroma. Taste has strong vegetal notes accompanied by yam and pumpkin, along with light spice and notes of nutmeg and allspice. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
24 oct 2014, bottle. Dark pink/Amber, clear, some bubbles. Nose is huge sweet alcohol and vanilla. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Really spiced pumpkin pie. Lots of clove, ginger, alcohol. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Draft at Union Kitchen and Tap - Encinitas, CA. Pours orange-amber with a foamy, off-white head. Pretty hefty stuff, lots of syrupy sugars, booze, moderate spices. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish with ripe pumpkin, alcohol, cloying sugary sweetness. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at The Local Eatery & Water Hole, San Diego. Fuck load of pumpkin and cinnamon spice in the nose. Taste is more over powered by the cinnamon spice. Pumpkin flavours slightly muddled. Average stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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