Vault Sweet Potato Ale

Posted: November 6, 2015 in Fruit/Vegetable Beer, Reviews, Vault Brewing Company

I always like seeing different takes on Fall beers. This one uses sweet potatoes, which I absolutely love to eat. I had this one on draft, but from what I understand, it’s also available in cans. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Cinnamon aroma and flavor are predominant with nutmeg in the background. The sweet potatoes impart rich, caramelized sugar sweetness. Smooth and creamy like sweet potato pie.”

Random: Every year, the number of pumpkin beers that I have dwindles because I hate buying them in August and when Fall finally comes, they’re all sold out.

This beer had a thick, one finger, white head that took forever to dissipate, which wasn’t surprising since this beer was on nitro. It left lots of lacing on the glass as well. The body was an almost-clear orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was filled with Fall spices. Specifically, I picked up cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The taste was almost exactly the same as the nose. It had a lot of spice. The cinnamon and nutmeg stood out, but there was allspice as well. Then, vanilla came through with sweet potato and ended with honey sweetness. It had a thin, smooth body with light carbonation. The finish was sweet with cinnamon. I loved this beer. I had tried it once before in a sampler, but having a whole glass was so much more enjoyable. This is a nice alternative to all of the pumpkin beers that are out there. If you’re at Vault, make sure you try this one.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0


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