Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle poured a hazy orange with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of clove, allspice, carmel and pumpkin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, allspice, cinnamon and light pumpkin with a smooth lingering spiced finish. Maverick34 (3238) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Nice aroma. Pours orangey of course. Lots of spice. I rather liked it but for some reason I just like all pumpkin ales. j12601 (11706) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange brown with a medium sized white to beige head. Heavy nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of clove and pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, big spice and malt/grain flavors. Big spicy cinnamon finish. Crisp and clean. Pretty good, and a nice light change from some of the boozier pumpkin ales I seem to have been having this season.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2009
bottle..clear deep copper pour..small white head ,some lace .Aroma of pumpkin,nutmeg and biscuit malt.Good pumpkin flavor, notes of nutmeg and allspice/clove and grassy hops. good balance ,finish is dry .lingering bitterness and breadiness. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, flimsy, white head. Decent retention. Sweet, spicy aroma – nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and caramel. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The medium bitter, moderately sweet, spicy flavor features nutmeg, brown sugar and a heaping helping of hops. Spicy, bitter finish.
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
bottle from thirdeye11. light amber with a cream head. nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger and more spices on the nose. light on the palate with flavors of ginger, pumpkin and some nutmeg. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company Wolaver’s certified organic--Will Steven’s Pumpkin Ale--Ale Brewed With Pumpkin & Spices--USDA Organic--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.35% ABV. 30 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Rich dense lacy lasting pumpkin white head. Fizz hazed clear bright thinnish amber orange color. Rich pumpkin all spice nutmeg hidden hop front. Dry sweet mild toasted pumpkin spice caramel mild fruit smooth amber ale body. Tangy balanced nutmeg spice end. Aged smoothly! Well made, but unexceptional. Sampled 9/11/2010. 6-Pack $8.99. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
A very nice easy drinking beer. It has a bit of pumpkin in the aroma but not all of the spices you associate with pumpkin pie. Nice and understated. joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Best aroma of the ones I have tried in this variety - nutmeg, pumpkin custard, some yeast. Cloudy orange color and a thin white head and soapy lacing. Flavor is sweet and lightly spicy with tastes of pumpkin pie that linger on the palate. This is definitely one of the better pumpkin beers from the ones that I have tried. Slipstream (2625) - USA - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2011 First rating of this! It is called their organic pumpkin ale, and it appears to be a new pumpkin release, altho RB is rolling it into the Will Stevens pumpkin ale category. Another in the Wolaver’s series of Vermont-made organic ales, which I just discovered are made by Otter Creek. This has a fruit and spice aroma, with a bit of cardamom and raisin. It tastes very nice - the spices are light and blend well with the ale. I tasted cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and a touch of cheese. Definitely one of the better pumpkin ales, and one of Wolaver’s better releases.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Nice initial aroma of sweet malt, yeast, and spices. Copper brass pour with small head. The flavor is very nice, with the right amount of nutmeg and a touch of Will and Judys pumpkins. It feels fresh on the palate. Will Stevens Pumpkin Ale is dry, pleasant, and spicy, but also on the light and mellow side. Definitely not an extreme beer.