8. Wolavers Pumpkin Ale

Hey guys. My name is Kristie. I like beer too. I LIKE BEER TOO. LISTEN TO ME BEER TALK ABOUT NOW HEY.

Wolavers Organics. A subsidiary of Otter Creek Brewing out of Middlebury, Vermont. I’ve always been a fan. Wolavers was actually one of the first craft beers I ever tried. The fact that it was organic too pretty much made my dumpster diving, not voting nor showering 16-year old loins quiver.

As for Wolavers Pumpkin Ale however, twas hardly quiver-worthy. Made with organic Vermont pumpkins, this brew looks organic, with its hazy amber brilliance. It smells organic; sweet, rich pumpkin wafting through a cornucopia of fall spices. Sadly though, its taste is not as robust as its other elements. Light amounts of flavors such as cloves, nutmeg and caramel blend into the 5.3% alc/vol ale, making for a mild and well-balanced brew. I did get a bit of an off-putting metallic taste that leads into a slick and slightly bitter finish.

Essentially, Wolavers Pumpkin Ale is just a little too light to satisfy that craving for a rustic and warming autumn beer. It gets a… B-.

Not sure how many more pumpkin beers are kicking around in my stash. We may be coming to an end. But that only means that I get to move onto winter seasonals! Porters and stouts, huzzah! Until then.


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