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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.81%
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We’ve waited all summer for this moment, when the sweet potato can be harvested for the brewing of this highly anticipated seasonal ale. Taste and enjoy with us one of our favorite things about fall.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tiger229 (3) - - OCT 3, 2012
Good light fall beer,light color, spice taste.sweetness and spice helps hide the hoppy taste.


3.4
fidemaster (335) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Pleasant pumpkin beer with a pleasant taste. Aroma light pumpkin, and spice. Rich orange color that is looks good. Starts off with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, caramel, and a hint of apple. Finishes clean and smooth. If they doubled the alcohol, gave it a thick mouthful, and amped up the sweetness, and combined it with huge malt this could really be a 4.5+ beer. Its just lacking right now.

4.1
MsAle1980 (1) - Urbana, USA - MAR 3, 2017 does not count
Great aroma like crisp clove and nutmeg. Has a tart finish which cuts the sweetness. Good amount of carbonation as well so the sweetness isn’t overwhelming. Pleased with this ale from Bent River.

2.5
HuskerTan (2338) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. A- Sweet potato, nutmeg, cinnamon, subtle vanilla. A- Reddish orange color, hazy liquid, off white head. T- Spice, sweet potato, musty, pond water. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, unbalanced finish. O- Yuck. This tasted like sewer water. Naturally, I paired it with a baked sweet potato loaded with maple, marshmallow, and brown sugar. Even that couldn’t help the taste on this one.

2.5
ozzy70 (1264) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pour was hazy copper, off white head. Aroma of sweet potato, clove, spices. Taste is slight bittersweet, heavy spice, yams, allspice, brown sugar, clove.

3.4
rumproasts (5592) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle. Deep amber with one finger head. Lots of fall spicing along with vanilla. Not my favorite style, but decent for what it is

3.6
sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Pale amber with no head. Fruity aroma with hints of allspice. It’s a difficult flavor to identify, but distinctive and quite good. A bit overcarbonated. Enjoyable!

3.7
uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Poured into a red plastic tumbler so I can’t tell what it looks like. :( Not much head. Aroma is sweet, with some spices. A bit like gingerbread. Lots of fizz.

3.9
BlackBeerPG (844) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Taste: Just semi sweet, wheat, veggie notes, with sweet potato and cinnamon. smooth with a clean finish. Pumpkin spices in the nose. Dark amber in color, unfiltered, with no real head. Medium body, and very drinkable. 20 IBUs

2.6
Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2016
I guess this is a twist on the pumpkin beer thing, lotsa spice and nothing else. This stuff is like an avalanche of cloves on a mountain of nutmeg. It smells like mincemeat pie, all sweet raisin and mounds of spice. It’s surprisingly dry though, sort of oddly watery but still briskly carbonated. It does not have the harsh clove bitterness I’d expect from so much spice, which is a positive, I suppose, but overall this is extremely one dimensional. If you like that dimension, give this a try, but this might be worth looking over if you want anything subtle.

1.3
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Valli Produce in Rockford, IL, served a few minutes out of the fridge in a pint glass. Slightly murky copper, moderate white head decays quickly leaving a clean glass...overwhelmingly pie-spicy nose - ginger, cinnamon a bit, and especially clove and nutmeg; if there’s any malt or hops in this beer you wouldn’t know it by the aroma...body is very different, mostly quite dry going all the way through, with very little pie sweetness or really much of anything else, just a bare hint of malt and some bitterness at the end that reminds me more of burnt herbs than hops...there’s also an unpleasant sourness to the body, a bit of a spoiled milk character...watery, overly carbonated, this comes off to me as club soda with some spices and soured cream dumped in it. I had some of this a few years ago, back when I wasn’t rating, and remembered it being bad but not why; seeing a bottle for .99 I couldn’t resist, masochist that I am, but it’s even worse than I remembered. Simply horrible.


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