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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
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A golden amber ale with well balanced malts and hops and mildly spiced. Brewed with organic pumpkins grown by Local Vermont Farmers less than 15 miles away from our brewery.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, spices, allspice, nutmeg, and light cinnamon. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly spiced. Tastes of pumpkin, nutmeg, and spices. Medium body. Syrupy, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Nutmeg and slight pumpkin finish is lightly dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bubbly amber-orange color with a taller beige head. Pumpkin pie scents with a bit of acidity in the background. Not sure if it is the ginger or if there is some something lactic in the there, but only tasting will tell. Light caramel start, middle is lactic, which then turns to spicy. Lots of ginger. Less parts of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. I’m starting to attribute some of the lactic taste to the cloves verses the ginger. Still acidic and biting in feel. Not enough malt depth or sweetness for my liking and the acidity really throws thing off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
bottle from thirdeye11. light amber with a cream head. nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger and more spices on the nose. light on the palate with flavors of ginger, pumpkin and some nutmeg.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4674) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Big pumpkin pie aroma. Medium to dark color for a Pumpkin Ale, nice and murky. The taste is full and spicy, but somewhat different a lot of beers it’s style. The spicing is well done and very balanced, earthy nuances and hops coming through. Harshly underrated thus far at 3.15, this one is recommended for those inclined to enjoy the style. Excellent.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4608) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
POured a light orange color with a big white head. Aroma was of lots of nutmeg and a bit of biscut. Flavor was spices, then really hollow and watery in the middle and then a sweeter pie crust swallow, not horrible, but not everything fits together.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2008
While some folks shy away from the Pumpkin Ales, I consider myself a fan and look forward to their release each year, especially new ones! Pours a translucent orange amber with golden notes and a smaller bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon, pretty much pumpkin pie with a touch of some toasted malt, nuts and honey. Flavor is much like the aroma in that it is pumpkin pie in a glass along with some toasted/nutty maltiness and a touch of hop bitterness. Bring on the fall and all things pumpkin, nice job Wolavers!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4512) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention leaves no lacing. Pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Crisp and dry with upfront sour pumpkin and a lasting sour spice finish. Aside from the sourness of this beer, it has many good qualitiesl.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
The aroma is weak and somewhat odd but it does have the requisite pumpkin, malt, and spices. The appearance is amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth but thin. Overall it’s interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4175) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Multiple drafts at HTPD Octoberfest. Poured a dark amber with an off white head that had some nice staying power. Malty spicey aroma with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and corriander with what appears to be a chocolate malt base. Average to slightly strong carbonation with a medium to full mouthfeel. Flavor has a good dose of pumpkin and spice but not overpowering. Pretty good stuff and it was nice to have some decent beer choices at a PBA picnic.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4174) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle I think from vintage estates. Smell is sweet spicey pumpkin, but not overwhelming. Taste is unsweetened pumpkins and asssociated spices. Typical pumpkin beer. Sometimes a tad creamy. Finish is somewhat mild bitter medicine. Not bad overall, I guess. Sometimes has that old lager thing going on in there.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Must be new, very few ratings. Sweet punky aroma. Pale brown at first when poured. Clear pour goes swirling towards end of bottle. Taste is a blend of pumpkin spices and bitter ale. Decent friendly sparkly carbonation. Veggie unrefined back of throat impression. Palate indicates good carbonation. Some lingering bitterness in the finish.


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