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Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale - The Defiant Brewing Company

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Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cosmo4u on 09-04-2011)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a wispy thin cover that leaves dotted lacing.

The smell is of pumpkin spicing with English malt and dough.

The taste is of the usual pumpkin spicings - nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, allspice. There is a watery touch in the middle, in which the flavors seem to fade a bit, then return. It is backed by an English pale ale character. Finishes rather abruptly for the style, with just a hint of lingering spicing.

It has a medium body with ample carbonation.

Not a bad pumpkin ale. It has the characteristic spicings without being overwhelming.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light khaki color head disapears quickly. Dark copper color body. Sporadic bubbles, some tiny some much bigger.

Slight pumpkin and cinnamon but there is a noticeable metalic aroma that meets a yeasty smell.

Wow, wasn't expecting that taste after the aroma. Pumpkin spice all the way -- this tastes like a actual pumpkin pie. Some noticeable hops but is balanced by the sweet cinnamon and pumpkin. There is a bready characteristic at the end with some nuttiness as well. This is a tasty pumpkin ale.

Light to medium body. The carbonation is on the medium side. No alcohol warmth.

If you can get your hands on this Pumpkin Ale give it a shot because The Defiant Brewing Company did a job well done.

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Plotted a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a sweet honey like malt with a dusting of allspice.

The taste consisted of sweet soft doughy malts, a rindy pumpkin and a subtle allspice.

The mouthfeel was soft and round with a chewy finish.

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Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Pumpkin flesh, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of clove. Light malt, a bit more spice, and a touch of grain at the back end. Finishes with some more light spice, and a bit more dry grain.

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Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale from The Defiant Brewing Company
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