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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.2
AbbeyRoade (547) - 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.

3.3
gripweed57 (2304) - 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.

2.7
bytemesis (8223) - 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.

2.8
gregwilsonstl (2453) - 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.

3.2
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.


4.4
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours orange with a slight haze and a small off-white ring. Smells like pumpkin pie with a hint of alcohol. Taste is pumpkin, subtle crust, hints of spice. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Nebraska Wick for Brains finishes with a subtle lingering tanginess.

3.4
arkurzynski (2406) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Pale orange. Mild spice and bubblegum pumpkin. Flavor is sweet pumkin with only mild spice. Sweet. Needs more spice to balance.

3.3
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Well it has some pumpkin spices, some undercooked, or not cooked at all pumpkin tartness. It’s not bad, it is a perfectly acceptable beer for the time of year and style, but they could have stood apart.

3.3
MetalNHopHead (1886) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Wick for Brains is the kind of pumpkin beer I can embrace. It’s a balanced, original approach to this oft-done seasonal variety. Amber-colored pour. It starts off with toasted malt and toasted pumpkin. The toasted malt has some graham cracker character while the toasted pumpkin tastes like, um, toasted pumkin. About midway through is when the spices become noticeable. Low-carbonation body but very smooth. Definitely a solid autumn beer.

3.3
Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, pumpkin, caramel, & nutmeg/spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pumpkin, some caramel, and spice; Not bad.


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