RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Wick for Brains is our classic and painstakingly produced Fall Pumpkin Ale. Instead of simply using spice, we use real pumpkin which lends a sweetness and pumpkin flavor not found in many Pumpkin Ales. Wonderful pumpkin pie spice intertwined in an Amber Ale creates a pumpkin sensation which is elegantly crafted. Notes of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Ginger and Allspice blend perfectly in this seasonal Ale. There are many Pumpkin Ales out there crafted by some wonderful breweries – we feel that ours stands among them and in some cases – stands apart.

2016 Can Can Awards – Bronze Medal – Herb & Spice Beer

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shrubber85 (11666) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Can. Cinnamon, nutmeg, sour milk, pumpkin, caramel malt, and hay aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Moderately sweet orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin malt, moderately sour milk, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Okay body.

beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Poured from can. Attractive radiant orange with virtually no head. Light body. A bit sour. I don’t know if it’s on purpose or not but it isn’t off putting. Spices aren’t overdone. The pumpkin is nice.

MarinEvelyn (868) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2016
First sip...like a tarty pumpkin ale. Good spices. So.ethong about it reminds me a little more of a coder than many other pumpkin beers I’ve had. Probably the tartness. Good pumpkin aftertaste.

Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Cloudy, amber-orange with a thin white head.
Scent is natural pumpkin innards.....almost like cutting a real one open.
Taste is straightforward raw pumpkin..a smidge of caramel malt, pumpkin-style spices.
A little peppery and dry.
Props for being carefully done.....very natural and not saturated with spices..... how a pumpkin beer should be.

slowrunner77 (12972) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2016
#1 on the night, underrated IMHO. Can. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but the real pumpkin is obvious from the first whiff. Slightly vegetal with a sweet carmelized malty backbone. Spices are there, and done well. Easy drinking abd better than expected.

AbbeyRoade (562) - Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Less pumpkin, more allspice and nutmeg in this ale. Some light caramel, peppery notes. Not a great beer overall. Kinda hard to drink.

gripweed57 (2909) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2016
12 ounce can. Hazy orange gold color. Large dense creamy beige head. Slightly vegetal malt nose has all the obligatory pumpkin pie spices. The first sip is slightly tart and light in body. Spice notes seem more subdued. Bready, yeasty notes border on sour. Tasty, yet not quite distinctive. Another average pumpkin brew.

bytemesis (9327) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Tap. Pours lightly hazy orange, medium fizzy off white head, dissipates to minimal residual and lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin. Flavor is medium plus sweet, minimal bitterness, a bit vegetal with plenty of pumpkin spice. Light body, low carbonation. Meh was likely coined as a way to effectively define this beer.

gregwilsonstl (2687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Smells like pumpkin. Dark gold. More like a pumpkin soda. Light body. Tasted on Deliverance trip.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Can:   Amber in color, little head and lacing.   Soft spicy nose, a little citrusy.   Similar tongue.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish.   Solid example of the style.   Spices could stand to linger a bit longer tho.

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