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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8899) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, flimsy, white head. Decent retention. Sweet, spicy aroma – nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and caramel. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The medium bitter, moderately sweet, spicy flavor features nutmeg, brown sugar and a heaping helping of hops. Spicy, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4787) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company Wolaver’s certified organic--Will Steven’s Pumpkin Ale--Ale Brewed With Pumpkin & Spices--USDA Organic--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.35% ABV. 30 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Rich dense lacy lasting pumpkin white head. Fizz hazed clear bright thinnish amber orange color. Rich pumpkin all spice nutmeg hidden hop front. Dry sweet mild toasted pumpkin spice caramel mild fruit smooth amber ale body. Tangy balanced nutmeg spice end. Aged smoothly! Well made, but unexceptional. Sampled 9/11/2010. 6-Pack $8.99.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
A very nice easy drinking beer. It has a bit of pumpkin in the aroma but not all of the spices you associate with pumpkin pie. Nice and understated.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1994) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Orange-amber with a short, foamy beige head. Strong spice (mainly clove and cinnamon) up front in the aroma followed by pumpkin pie notes, caramel and hints of brown sugar. Taste is big cinnamon and clove, pumpkin, caramel notes, and soft malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more cinnamon and cove, light nutmeg, pumpkin, pie crust notes, caramel and sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (294) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Early in the season for this.....2013 version labeled as Wolaver’s Pumpkin Ale......pours a copper color with an off white head which hangs around for a bit and laces well. Aroma of nutmeg, orange, allspice, and sweetness. Taste is full of spices with little pumpkin taste, perhaps this was too early to try it as the spices overwhelm any other flavor, with a decent mouthfeel. Bitterness is the last sensation after the hit of spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Has a very nice spiced pumpkin aroma. Almost pumpkin pie like. Smells pretty natural. Pumpkin tastes natural, not fake like some others. Mild spice. Full flavored but not heavy. Easy drinking. Maybe a bit of an odd aftertaste and a palate that feels almost like the carbonation lingers on the tongue. Slightly odd. Maybe the spices? But overall a good pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Trade from BMan113VR - Thanks! pours cloudy brownish orange, with a thin ring of foam. Smells like ginger, pumpkin, and nutmeg, maybe some clove, too. Flavor is similiar, with a vegetal pumpkin not up front, and cinnamon, ginger and other spices in the background. As it warms, an odd metallc note emerges.


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