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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weyerbacher Brewing Co. - Imperial Pumpkin Ale

My second pumpkin ale of the fall (not quite, yet) season. Weyerbacher's fall seasonal hits a bit harder than most, weighing in at 8.0% ABV.

Appearance
This beer has a deep copper color with good clarity. It is capped by a thin, cream head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma 
It has a rich and balanced aroma. Sweet pumpkin pie filling and brown sugar are complemented by light whiffs of nutmeg and clove.

Taste & Feel 
Mmmm... this one is rich, smooth and full-bodied. It's sweet and malty from the start with a good balance of pumpkin pie flavors: pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar... and hints of clove and cardamom. Finishes sweet and smooth, with a subtle boozy warmth and a light, nutmeg aftertaste. 

Verdict
Very good. Smooth and rich, with a nice balance of flavors. I could easily see this being part of my fall rotation.

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