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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices(Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves). This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more caramelly and pumpkiny than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don't agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don't like mothers!


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
From a bottle - pours a brownish orange, slightly hazy with smallish off-white head. Aromas - smells strongly of clove, with hints on nutmeg and cinnamon underneath. There is a bit of caramel and sweetness on the nose as well. Tastes - spice and pumpkin and a bit of alcohol. This is a big beer and has a very full finish.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillaFly (3) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
This is one good pumpkin beer. I brew my own beer and have tried a couple pumpkins and would love to make a beer this good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (125) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours an amber to brown color. Aroma is of nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is of smooth pumpkin with a strong spice finish. Pretty good pumpkin ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2696) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Light orange-brown body with a medium to thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Assertive cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, pumpkin, biscuit, and pie crust. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, semi-sweet, not overly cloying for a pumpkin/spice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (999) - Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Clove, cinnamon, and allspice from the red amber ale. Spice and pumpkin flavors a good at first but a little raw in the finish. Could use some more spice and sugar for my taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours orange and a,most opaque except for a haze that let light in and made this beer a bit of pastel. Nose is ginger, bright ginger and nutmeg. Not too much cinnamon and thank goodness for that. bit of allspice and clove and lastly cinnamon. This beer has the bitter scent of the actual pumpkin on it via touch of grass from hops. Lovely. Weyerbacher has deliiverd quite the abv in this beer. 8% to warm a bit as it finishes. But first. A bold pumpkin flavor with a bit of sourness or of twang if you will . Like the pumpkin and like the pumpkin pie. It has a dry crust for malt. Dry, floury and not too sweet. So a biscuit malt. Lightly over the top is a touch of bright honey to go with he bright ginger and now I am really excited. No diacetyl except in the mouthfeel. A bit of buttery sensation adds to this creamy beer with a decent bitterdespite its abv. A touch of hop grass and bitter finish this one like a surprise and WOW a great Imperial pumpkin ale from wyerbacher that tastes like an ale and has a great abv to kick it home.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (797) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle into snifter glass, very hazy rusty amber color with light tan head. Aroma of heavy pumpkin pie spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg), pumpkin and caramel malt sweetness. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, bread and herbal/earthy hop bitterness. Medium-low body, moderate carbonation, sticky with spicy/herbal bitter finish. This beer must be based on one spicy pumpkin pie!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2109) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Expectation: mixed because I like the brewer and imperial anything, but the style is one I do not exactly respect
Hardware: 12oz bottle (bottled on 7/10/14 and best by 3/10/15) into Le Listermann
Nose: A spice I do not recognize and by process of elimination, I assume its cardamom <br. Sip: head shop meets festive times.
Misc: hides the ABV rather well
Conclusion: well done, well done...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (419) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Deep pumpkin color with faint white head. Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg spice up front with some pumpkin and clove. Taste is the same as nose, spice, pumpkin some alcohol. Slight bitterness, light body with some carbonation. Very tasty very enjoyable. Well balanced. Doesn't over do it in the spice or pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, s bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-1-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance Served an orange-copper colored beer with a one finger off white head. The head had a low level of retention, eventually fading to give a lighter level of lacing. Smell - The aroma is pumpkin pie spice heavy with a good showing of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Mixed with these spice smells are a wonderful some brown sugar sweetness and a roasted pumpkin aroma. Like a very heavily spiced pumpkin pie. Taste The taste begins with a strong spice and roasted pumpkin flavors. It is very much of a pumpkin puree with spices tastes. The spices are heaviest of nutmeg and cinnamon up front. Soon the flavor then transitions with some sweet brown sugar and a heavier spice taste of nutmeg hitting he taste buds. More toward the end of the taste a light alcohol taste comes into play giving a very light burn on the tongue, but yet complementing the pumpkin spic spices quite nicely. Mouthfeel The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess and thickness as well as carbonation. For a pumpkin beer a bit more creaminess would have been desirable for the roasted pumpkin and spicy flavors, giving it a thicker mouthfeel (more pie like I suppose). Overall A nice pumpkin beer with a not too overpowering sweetness and nice flavors and a wonderful aroma.


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