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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
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This pumpkin ale is brewed with organic pumpkins grown by Will and Judy Stevens, of Golden Russet Farm in Shoreham, VT, less than 15 miles away from our brewery. They have been growing organic vegetables and flowers for more than 25 years. Using local, organic ingredients whenever possible and supporting local farmers is just one of the many ways that we strive to minimize our impact on the environment. The subtle flavor of pumpkin and mild notes of spice enhance this golden amber ale, making it a perfect choice for the season. Wolaver’s offers a variety of styles to suit every taste, craft brewed in small batches at our "green" family owned brewery in Vermont. Our products contain to preservatives, are not pasteurized and, like all fresh foods, will change over time We print the date we bottled on for your information


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle: Pours orange with great clarity and an off white film of head. Decent spice presence in the aroma witha sweetness reminiscent of canned pumpkin. Some brown sugar maltose character and some spice presence of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. Decent light body with mild light carbonation. The flavor has less character/depth than the aroma. Lean caramel malts lead to a very bitter clove finish. Seems like they boiled some of the spices too long and then threw a bunch more spices in late secondary for the aromatics. A bit one dimensional, fizzy/thin. Just a homogeneous bitter spicy finish. If they were to adjust the spice schedule it could be decent.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
pale yellow orange in color, more pale than expected for the style. The aroma is pumpkin, squash, vegetable matter, minor spices. The flavor follows. It tastes too much like raw, unprocessed pumpkin. Some cinnamon and nutmeg, not a lot for this style. The finish is not bitter, but earthy, funky, stale and vegetable. The mouthfeel is medium. OK, hardly great.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2009
aroma is typical for the style of beer of course-nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. but its too sweet, the spices are off balanced and its a little "raw" tasting of the pumpkin flavors. the aftertaste is missing any hoppiness and its got a funky bitterness and stale bread flavor that lingers. id take Shipyard’s or Dogfish Head’s pumpkin beers any day over this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber orange body with an off white head. Spicy mess of flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice with a bread y malt bill to back it up. It all comes across sort of thin and slick. Eh not there best unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
I sampled this beer on draft at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The beer had a clear gold color with a slight amber tint. It had an average-sized white head with good cling and decent retention. It had a strong pumpkin spice aroma with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of brown sugar. The flavor was a sweet, wet pumpkin taste with a good spice component. The beer was quite lively with decent fizz and carbonation, although somewhat dry and rough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz lors du Vermont Cheese Festival 2009 (Shelburne, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’épices à citrouille. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de clou de Girofle, de canelle et de muscade. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Canelle et clou de Girofle en arrière goût. (Rating #2625)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Didn’t like this at all. Faint aroma, anemic red/brown body. Slight pumpkin aftertaste. Very light spicy palate. Not very impressive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle: Orangish straw, slightly cloudy, moderate to thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Strong spicy nose.   Almost perfume like as I dont think Nutmeg, Cinnamon, or All-spice can be this strong.   Has a citrus peel sorta twang to it.   Somewhat reminds me of a cross between Orange Zinger and Red Zinger tea.   Very spicy on the tongue.   I can’t even say I would call this Pumpkin as it seems so far off.   Pale malts, rather bright in its spices up front but it fades quickly.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but nearing the lighter side.   I still can’t really put my finger on the spices other than to say it seems artifical and very tea like.   Not a bad beer, but as a Pumpkin Ale its too spicy.   Needs to be a bit maltier and more natural.   I will say that normally organic beers have that sort of malt profile, but this one is so spiced that it covers it up.   Worth a try at least, especially if you are a Pumpkin Beer fan.   Thanks Cletus!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (654) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours orange with white head. Cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. Slight pumpkin taste with cinnamon and nutmeg. Good pumpkin ale, not overpowering with spices.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - The Beer Stop - a new store - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark murky orange with a slight, bubble white head. Very fragrant spicy aroma with hints of nutmeg and a bit of funkiness - kind of like aquarium water. Flavor is full of spice and not much pumpkin. The flavors of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice come to mind. A bit of ripening vegetable funkiness in the back end. Mouthfeel is thickish and a bit sticky. Does in a pinch.


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