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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is made in the pumpkin beer tradition, except instead of pumpkins we used yams, and lots of them! A big Belgian-style brown ale of 10% ABV, this one is bringing pumpkin beers (or yam beers) into new territory.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
brown and hazy with large tan head. estery nose. mild bitterness before a lot of yeast esters with a touch of spice, but no obvious brown sugar, yam or such-like character, all of which were likely completely fermented by a high attenuating yeast. a somewhat full mouth feel tha twould likely dissipate with time. enjoyable brew, no means remarkable

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle from 2009:   Deep red, dark caramel hues, dish-soap like head, sparce lacing.   This one pours nearly still.   Lacks carbonation, very minor PPPSSTTT when opening this one.   I hope its not flat, or worse... busted.   Surprisingly spicy on the nose.   Candied yams, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little bit of licorice.   Wow, certainly flat on the tongue but still quite flavorful.   Strong spices of yams, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and anise.   This is a great brew!   I just wished it had some carbonation as it doesnt tingle the tongue at all.   Yeah, this one is quite the spiced yam.   Moderate body, mouthfeel is flat.   Surprised to see this one perhaps dying this early considering it was released in September.   Good beer, just lacks carbonation and depth.   I know what it would have been fresh tho.   One of the better Fall offerings.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2010
750 ml Tasting at The Wine Source. Dark rust, light tan creamy head. Fruity maple coated sweet potato nose with splashes of nutmeg and molasses throughout. Sweet earthed yam and spice flavors warm to further notes of brown sugar and cinnamon pixy sticks. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet finish. The Bruery rocks, but this one does not

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a mild off-white/khaki colored head. S: The nose is sweet and spiced, a nice combination actually. I pick up the array of spices used along with a really pleasant sweetness, but not so much the yams. Lots of nutmeg, brown sugar, and maybe a touch of maple. T: Though I did not notice them on the nose, I get quite a bit of yam flavor (which is nice because I often dont get pumpkin in pumpkin beers). Again, the nutmeg and brown sugar are strong and provide a really nice flavor. A nice bready flavor, almost of rye bread, actually. M: The body is medium with a low to moderate carbonation, even on tap. D: This is a really nice beer to enjoy a glass of when it starts getting a little cooler out (though that wont happen for some time here in Southern California). I always look forward to this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25217) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy aroma. Sweetish malty spicy fruity flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
aroma is hints of booze and big yeast, malty sweetness is merely deep caramel and well developed toffee at this point. fresh, clean foliage that seems to be accompanied by a cool breeze swings through late. appearance is nearly opaque from a distance but wonderful deep auburn/bronze with ruby red edges. lively carb, patchy head and minimal lacing. flavor is gigantic brown sugar and calls to mind thanksgiving baked sweet potatoes doused in traditional caramelized dressing. molasses is overwhelmed by brown sugar and maple syrup comes through only as a nuance. this is a palate breaker: a few swigs coat and nearly numb the tounge with booze and leave skidmarks of sugary delight as they race away. this is a great brew besides any stereotypical custom that says it can or should only be released for a certain season.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2010
The aroma has a delicious autumn sweetness from the notes of yams and maple, in the pumpkin style. The dark amber color has a bit of an orange hue and a small white head. The flavors of the yams and maple are awesome together and so much clearer as the temperature goes up.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Sample tasting at Ridgeview Liquor. Pours a rusty brown color with light tan head. Aroma is of light pumpkin spice, brown sugar, pumpkin and sweet malt. Taste is much the same. Not a strong pumpkin spice flavoring, but just a nice enjoyable beer that would taste great by the fire.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1955) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2010
750 ml bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a murky copper/brown color with some tints of ruby red, and has about an inch and a half tan head. Head retention is decent, but not much lacing at all. Aroma is molasses, yams, and sweet spices. It tastes mostly like spices, candied yams, and some molasses along with a little bit of maple. I do think this brew is spiced too much for my liking as the spices seem to overpower the other flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it certainly goes down good enough. I think its a solid beer, but I also thought I would like this one a lot more than I did. With that being said its certainly worth a try, and I would try this again in the future.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (3039) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Orange brown pour with lots of creamy beige head and a good amount of lacing .... aroma of cinnamon spices and some earthy sweet potatos, slight fruity yeast and molasses ..... taste of molasses, spices (cinnamon mostly) earthy notes and warming alcohol that went into the finish ... a thick and sticky beer definitely a big beer .... could have used more spices


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