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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


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crbolesta (10) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Aroma is a smooth pumpkin with background elements of Autumn spices. Color is a very nice combination of orange and brown, very uniform and warming. Initial bite leads you to believe that the beer will be bitter, but it quickly subsides and gives way to comfortable notes of baked pumpkin, vanilla, and cinnamon. Finishes with a slight nuttiness. Very palatable & well-rounded. No head and minimal carbonation. Extremely enjoyable to the last drop.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (433) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Aroma: Smells of fresh pumpkin--not sweet or cloying like pumpkin spice and sugar, but like a ripe pumpkin with hints of spice behind it. Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thin, white head. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness. Very well balanced and even all the way through. Palate: Medium body, thick, slick texture, average carbonation, long finish. Overall: I’m very impressed by this beer, as the pumpkin takes over the taste, not the spices. This is clearly made with real pumpkins, and they take center stage. This is exactly what I would expect from a pumpkin beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was sweet, spicy and had notes of orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. Wonderful nose! The flavor was sweet spicy cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of orange and a long tangy and spicy and dry finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (512) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
A very tasty fall pumpkin choice. This ale is smooth and flavorful without being overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into pint glass. It has a bottled on date of 9-10-08 and it was sampled on 9-12-09. Wow, I must have found a one year old bottle. Appearance: The body had a deep amber color with some visible carbonation. The head on top was off white in color, tall and slowly faded down to thin ring of lace. On the way down the glass it left behind some nice lace rings. Smell: The nose had notes of sweet malt, rich pumpkin meat and pumpkin pie spice with ginger being the stand out. Taste/Palate: Its spice character is up front and center with ginger and then cinnamon standing out. Next up is a sweet malty middle with noticeable roasted pumpkin flesh notes. Hop flavor also mixes in and adds to the spicy character. The finish has a nice balance of all its components and slowly fades off the tongue. It has a rich smooth texture with nice carbonation and a solid medium to full body. Notes: I really enjoyed this one year old bottle of pumpkin ale. This probably is not a style known for ageing but it was still quite good. The organic pumpkin flavor was very nice and noticeable with a good balance of spice, hops and malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Draught sample at the Big E. Pours copper with anice tan head. Smells of pumpkin pie spice, some pumpkin, caramel, some earthy hints. Tastes of pumpkin, a hint of spice, some peppery splashes. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pyromt30 (27) - Lebanon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Pours darkish organge with nice white head. Flavors of pumpkin and some spice. Well balanced although a bit heavy. One of the best pumpkin ales I have tried

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Full bodied orange with nice white clouds of head. Smells of fresh pumpkin, light biscuit malt, white bread. Tastes of nice fresh pumpkin. Slightly bitter notes in the back of the mouth and almost dry. Quality.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1260) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2011
New bottle. Different label. Simply "Wolaver’s Organic Pumpkin Ale". Not sure if this is a different recipie or not. It is a light orange brew with good carbonation. Light pumpkin and spice aromas. Flavor is of cinnamon and clove with a light sweet pumpkin base. Very smooth. Tasty. Not overly sweet or spicy. Well balanced. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4268) - 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.


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