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Wachusett Imperial Pumpkin



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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ale brewed with pumpkin puree, Belgian Candi Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ginger. Contains a generous amount of Two Row Barley blended with Carmel Malt, fermented with Northwest Yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet pumpkin malt aroma. Hazy copper with a moderate off-white head, Sweet roasty pumpkin malt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. A really decent pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3119) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2013
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. 2013 batch. The pour is basically medium amber with some orange tones and short-lived head. The aroma has some pumpkin spice and malts but all in all it is very subtle. The body is medium with some acidity. The taste has a moderate pumpkin spice note but it tends to lean on the bitter side at the end. I really didn’t think this was extraordinary given its "Imperial" moniker but it was a nice enough pumpkin brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (312) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2013.01.13 - Wachusett Imperial Pumpkin - 22oz bottle in goblet. Pours a medium clear reddish. Almost no carbonation but there is a trace ring that laces a bit and a tiny island cap in center. Holding up to light shows some bubbles feeding from bottom. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice like. Taste is pretty much what you expect. Pumpkin pie, cinnamon, allspice. Mouthfeel is pretty light, not really creamy. Mid carbonation. This is pretty nice. Up to this point the best pumpkin I had this year was probably Schlafly Pumpkin. This seems as good or better. Aroma 6/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle:   Amber, slight haze, fiery, moderate pillowy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Spicy nose, cinnamon, nutmeg, but also some caramel apple and candied cirus peel.   Spicy on the tongue, nutmeg, clove, a touch of spiced apple pie.   Not as complex as the aroma, but still enjoyable.   Has a slight mealy tinge to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is a little acidic, but otherwise remains spicy.   Not too strong, or heavy, with a bountiful nose, this one was enjoyable for a Autumn type brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle shared with my wifu. Pours a somewhat hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft spices on the nose with a hint of fruit and yeast, a bit of sweaty pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, lightly spicy, dry dusty malt and pumpkin. Earthy and pungent bitterness, a little bit of weird sweetness, a touch of Belgian yeast. Interesting, but not something I really want to drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2558) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours a one finger cream head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Crystal clear orange/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light pumpkin and spicy nose and flavor is caramel malt sweetness spicy pumpkin. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Glen Beverage Glen, NH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours brownish copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, caramel and pale malts, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bomber from Nikki’s, Providence. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big pumpkin spice and a hint of squash. The taste is toasted malts, apples, spice, pumpkin. Medium bodied, lingering spice, faint hint of heat. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6281) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Draft@ The Ale House. Served in a tulip glass. Copper and orange color with great head retention. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin with cinnamon being the most dominate. Cinnamon in the flavor is again; the most dominate flavor with, ginger, caramel malts, biscuit, and of course pumpkin. A true to style and very drinkable pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Tap. Pours brown with a thin head. Very strong spice flavor with hints of pumpkin. Nice fall beer.

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