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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5213) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle complements of Fresh Beer Chris. Got the bottom of the bottle so is murkier than most. Medium yellow color. Up-front pumpkin gourd, only moderately spiced with mostly nutmeg noticable. Thin body, lingering bitter finish is a nice touch.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle - Poured a clear dark amber in color with a small white head that quickly faded to a thin rim around the top of the beer. Aroma is very strong of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and pumpkin. Some citrus too. Flavor is quite unusual... malty sweet to begin, but quite sour on the finish. Not enough palate/body... very thin. Very little of the pumpkin taste and too much spice. Quite disappointing...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
Very bright orange. Very spicy, pumpkiny nose - big, brash and appetizing. On the palate it falls apart a bit, though. The body is thin. There’s huge nutmeg and other spicy but not nearly the malt character to hold it all together.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Transparent amber bronze with a spotty-lacing thin wispy white head. Aroma of doughy pumpkin and cinnamon spice with some lemon citrusy notes that pick up more of a sour infected character as it warms. Body starts with effervescent carbonation and some light pale malty sweetness with a peppery clove spice and tart balance toward a thinner finish. Has some warmth from the acidity that certainly seems out of place. If this is infected, it’s in its early stages, but is just present enough to affect the quality of the beer. Seems like it would be a good recipe otherwise.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of clear medium orange with a short, well-retained cap of off-white head and lots of rising carbonation. The aroma picked up dry pumpkin spicage over sour pumpkin vinegary notes (if there is such a thing).. started out OK, but wasn’t so enjoyable once the sourness took hold. The flavor followed those same lines, with sourness in all facets of the drink accented by nutmeg and pumpkin meat.. finished sour and oddly refreshing. Lighter-bodied with high carbonation and abrasive sourness on the palate.. this had some potential, but maybe the bottle just wasn’t in good shape.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8947) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle shared by Oakes and Beershine. Orangish pour. Aroma is spicy, full of pure pumpkin notes and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is full of some great pumpkin notes and spices. But as with most Wolavers, it is very thin on the mouth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a light ring of foam. Like a good many pumpkin ales, the spices are evident as soon as the cap is popped. Unfortunately this has a vague septic or rotten aroma to accompany. Muddled squash. Tastes of bland cafeteria-spices, vegetal dry finish with an odd note of incense. Good carbonation, thin body, pinched finish. An odd pumpkin beer, definitely bold in taste but a bit vegetal and dry. Points for effort! Thanks to jjpm74 for the trade!

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich light tan head and amber/orange color. Aroma is nutmeg, spice, medium malt, some fishy?/overripe pumpkin. Tate is nutmeg, over spiced medium malt, overripe pumpkin, citrus-lemon rind bitter, plastic, vinegar/sour. Drain pour. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2459) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Poured an orange-caramel color with a large tan head. The aroma was sweet, spicy with notes of orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor was sweet spicy cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of orange and a spicy dry finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle from jjpm74 Thanks Nice aroma of spice and some underlying sweetness clove etc Pours a orange amber tone The flavor is where it all goes wrong It is vegetal and bitter tart unpleasant with none of the nice spice that was in the nose After the tart vegetal aspect comes a bitter earthy finish The flavor is acrid and bad really The nose was nice and I wish the flavor would have followed through


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