Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale
From Weyerbacher Brewing – Like a pyramid for a pharaoh, we set out to make a bold monumentfor The King of the Pumpkins! This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the motherof all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier, and more “caramelly” and”pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin alongwith Cinnamon, Nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove giving thisbeer a spicy, full-bodied flavor. This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with aslice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. It is available August through November.
Weyerbacher Brewing – Imperial Pumpkin Ale – Purchased from Dawson’s liquors in Severna Park, MD. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 12 oz. beer glass. 8.0% ABV.
Appearance: Clear topaz with a generous, taupe head.
Aroma: More aroma of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg & cloves) than any pumpkin beer I’ve ever had (and more than many pumpkin pies, too). Hard to distinguish any “beer-like” aromas at all through all that spice.
Taste: All of the aforementioned spices are prevalent with a finish that reminds me of a Kolsch.
Mouthfeel: Just creamy enough to complement the illusion that you’re consuming pumpkin pie without going overboard. The carbonation is represented by the tiniest of bubbles.
Overall: If you’re looking for a pumpkin ale to celebrate fall, make it this one. Hands-down better than any pumpkin beer I’ve ever had before.