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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1051) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Pours golden orange color. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, and spice. Sweet caramel taste with some spice. Too light and too mellow.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Orangish amber color with a small head. lacing covers the glass. Aroma is earthy with pumpkin spices. The taste is mild and balanced. Finish is slick and oily.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1995) - USA - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2011 First rating of this! It is called their organic pumpkin ale, and it appears to be a new pumpkin release, altho RB is rolling it into the Will Stevens pumpkin ale category. Another in the Wolaver’s series of Vermont-made organic ales, which I just discovered are made by Otter Creek. This has a fruit and spice aroma, with a bit of cardamom and raisin. It tastes very nice - the spices are light and blend well with the ale. I tasted cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and a touch of cheese. Definitely one of the better pumpkin ales, and one of Wolaver’s better releases.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Nice initial aroma of sweet malt, yeast, and spices. Copper brass pour with small head. The flavor is very nice, with the right amount of nutmeg and a touch of Will and Judys pumpkins. It feels fresh on the palate. Will Stevens Pumpkin Ale is dry, pleasant, and spicy, but also on the light and mellow side. Definitely not an extreme beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Capa (1970) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 6, 2011
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Lemony citrus hops, light pumpkin aroma. Flavor is similar with the lemon killing me. Not bad, but I don’t enjoy the interaction of hte pumpkin and lemony hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3804) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with a thick, light beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, some caramel malts, and a decent amount of hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent pumpkin beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GandGKevin (919) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Pumpkin spice aromas. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavors. Spice lingers on the palate. Overall a pretty decent pumpkin ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2011
For me this beer was to watery for a pumpkin style, still tasty just not enough behind it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle, labeled Wolaver’s Pumpkin Ale; no mention of Will Stevens. Pours hazy dark orange and red with a small beige head. Aromas of pumpkin and light cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg. Some brown sugar. The flavor is sweet sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and a bitter grassy finish. Crisp, with medium carbonation. Average. [794]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (947) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 12, 2011
The pumpkin flavor is very subtle with a pretty bitter finish. A different style than the sweet pumpkins that I prefer. An overall decent beer. Just not what I was expecting

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Best aroma of the ones I have tried in this variety - nutmeg, pumpkin custard, some yeast. Cloudy orange color and a thin white head and soapy lacing. Flavor is sweet and lightly spicy with tastes of pumpkin pie that linger on the palate. This is definitely one of the better pumpkin beers from the ones that I have tried.


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