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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Pumpkin Ale is pumpkin pie in a bottle. Skip the pie after dinner and just have a couple of these! An American Amber Ale flavored with all those fall spices we love!

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4.1
obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
One of the best pumpkin ales I’ve tasted so far! This offering pours a light amber color with a small off-white head. The head doesn’t leave much lacing around the glass, though. I got a ton of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg in the nose. The body was extremely smooth and drinkable. The flavors were really delicious, with notes of pumpkin pie, pie crust, toasted bread, nutmug, cinnamon and a good amount of sweet maltiness. This really was like eating a slice of pumpkin pie. I’ve tasted a lot of other pumpkin ales, but this one wasn’t so heavy on the pumpkin or the spices. The balance of the flavors was just right. Williamsburg’s was more balanced and more well-rounded than a lot of others I’ve sampled. If you get the chance, try this pumpkin beer this fall. You won’t be disappointed.

4
Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and some breadyness. Taste is sweet with a spicey finish. Overall this is one of te best pumpkins I’ve had. It was smooth and perfectly balanced.

3.8
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear dark amber with a 2 finger thick beige head. The nose is pumpkin, spice and malt. The taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, candied fruit and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is great – thick and creamy. Nice Pumpkin Beer. Not as good as Southern Tier Pumking, but it’s up there and the mouthfeel is better. Thanks for sending this my way Dan!

3.8
mcox90 (2138) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2012
12 oz bottle acquired in trade with RABinVA. Pours a dark clear orange with the tiniest of off white heads. No head at all really. Nice pumpkin scent with cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with with a light spice. Contrary to their commercial description, this is not "pumpkin pie in a bottle" which is a good thing because it isn’t full of artificial pumpkin flavor and loaded with spice. Just a more natural pumpkin flavor with a nice sweetness. Full bodied and smooth. Very good. Wish this were available around here.

3.5
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
bottle from secret santa thanks! pour has an amber color and a thin coating of white head. aroma has pie spices, brown sugar, and pumpkin. mouth feel is light and the carbonation is average. flavor has nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and some sweetness. this has a nice balance of base beer to spices and drinks easy.

3.7
Luvystypotables (2067) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma of pumpkin pie, all spice and cinnamon. Nice looking orange color with a short lasting white head. Great taste of pumpkin pie, with spice and a hint of sweetness. Creamy feel with a spicy finish.

3.9
mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2012
bottle pours light brown with minimal head. aroma of roast pumpkin and spice. the taste is very good still and i am drinking in january.

3.7
Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Courtesy of rayl101. Hazy amber, mahogany, no head. Aroma has nice combo of pumpkin, spice, back-end sweetness. Flavor much the same, spice tends to take over, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Mouthfeel is a little slick, could use more carbonation.

4
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
355ml bottle. I’m very excited to be trying my first pumpkin beer, a style that just doesn’t exist in Europe. Hopefully Williamsburg AleWerks’ offering will give me a good starting point. It pours out a mostly clear copper shade and instantly I start to get a sense of pumpkin and spice mix on the nose. I was apprehensive about the taste, knowing that raw pumpkin isn’t something I have fond memories of, but thankfully the wonderful spice notes of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg are the dominant feature. Pumpkin instead lurks in the background. It’s quite sweet and the alcohol is never felt. Note to European brewers: start making these... please!

4
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2009 12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours brownish-orange with a thin off-white head. Strong pumpkin pie aroma as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Noticeable cinnamon flavor upfront with pumpkin pie flavor underneath. If you are a fan of pumpkin beers this is the one you have been waiting for. In my opinion Southern Tier Pumpking is too sweet whereas this avoids that. I’m amazed at how much flavor is packed into this beer. Williamsburg AleWerks just may be one of the best kept secrets around right now. This is another fantastic addition to their lineup.


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