Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Beer: Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Brewery: Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Style: Pumpkin Ale (Imperial)
ABV: 8.0%

Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa

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OVERALL RATING:


Sight: Slightly cloudy, dark orange body with no head.

Smell: Strong brandy smell, with notes of raisin, caramel, and a hint of clove.

Flavor: There’s an initial sharpness from the high ABV and hops. As it sits, it begins to taste like fresh pumpkin flesh. The sweet spices take a back seat, although there’s a bite from the fresh cinnamon. There’ a bit of sweetness from the malts at the very end.

Feel: Thin body with low carbonation.

Concluding Remark: Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the quintessential imperial. There’s a strong, tangy pumpkin flavor, with an equally strong alcohol note. Unlike other pumpkin beers, the fresh pumpkin flavor is showcased instead of masked by a flurry of pumpkin pie spices. You really can’t go wrong with a 4-pack of this stuff.

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