Wolavers Pumpkin Ale

Otter Creek Brewing
Middlebury, VT

Grade: B-
ABV: 5.3%
Style: Fruit/vegetable beer
Serve in: Pint glass, tumbler

Made with organic Vermont pumpkins, Wolavers Pumpkin Ale looks organic, with its hazy amber brilliance. It smells organic; sweet, rich pumpkin, a complex cornucopia of fall spices. Sadly though, the taste is not as robust as its other elements. Spiced very lightly, hints of clove, caramel and nutmeg blend into the ale, making for a mild and well-balanced brew. There is an off-putting metallic taste that leads into a slightly slick and bitter finish. Wolavers Pumpkin is just a little too light to satisfy the craving for a rustic and warming autumn beer.

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