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Beer Review: Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale (2016)

Producer: Hardywood Brewing
Region: Richmond, VA
Style: English Barleywine Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrel
Price: $15
IBU: 55
ABV: 6.6%

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #7-9

The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #7-9 in the countdown! #9: Saucony Creek Maple Mistress Producer: Saucony Creek Brewing Company; Kutztown, PA Beer Name: Maple Mistress Price Range: $5 / draught (10 oz) ABV: 9.5% Appearance: Clear, robust amber Aroma: Pumpkin, maple, cinnamon Virginia Pour House Review: I decided to get a bonus pumpkin beer while at The Deli in State College and ordered this amazingly-named beer after the wife took a shot on it. The aroma on this beer is incredible. Rich notes of pumpkin and maple syrup stand out with a hint of cinnamon underneath. The beer is a clear, bold amber color with almost no head. The taste features strong notes of maple syrup in the beginning and middle with big pumpkin and spice in the finish. It has a great mouthfeel, coating the palate with sweet maple and pleasing pumpkin pie flavor. This is probably one of …

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #21 & #20

The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #21 and #20 in the countdown! #21: Cisco Pumple Drumkin Producer: Cisco Brewers; Nantucket, MA Beer Name: Pumple Drumkin Price Range: $1.99/bottle (12 oz) ABV: 6% Appearance: Pale amber, hazy, small foamy off-white head Aroma: Pumpkin, faint spice, cinnamon, nutmeg Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a pale, hazy amber with a small foamy off-white head.The aroma is faint with pumpkin and spice, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg coming through. The taste is light with bitterness from the pumpkin and spice in the middle. It finishes smooth with some faint lingering bitterness on the palate. It is medium-bodied, enough to hold up the flavor, but not overly heavy. It is slightly effervescent but has a nice mouthfeel, coating the palate. This beer is solid, but I wanted a little more out of it. It has a nice malt backbone and a good …

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