Wolverine State Cucurbita Smiles

Brewed by Wolverine State Brewing Company
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
9% Spice/Herb/Vegetable | 8 Ratings | 25 IBU | Autumn Seasonal |
This beer uses a very cool recipe of grains that includes oats, biscuit malt and a very dark crystal malt that gives the beer its unique burnt-orange hue. We then use 65 pounds of 100% pure pumpkin puree and 50 pounds of brown sugar right in the boil kettle. Coupled with nutmeg and our special touch of Saigon Cinnamon (think “Big Red” chewing gum) we create a pumpkin pie flavor. With a lingering kiss of real vanilla beans for dry hopping, we deem this beer ready only when the vanilla gives its special character to the finished beer.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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