Pumpkin Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.
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4.31/5 rDev +1.7%
Appearance - hazy, cloudy orange liquid with white head
Smell - spices are prominent - ginger, clove, cinnamon, pumpkin flesh
Taste - good balance of flavor here - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, pumpkin flesh
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high level of carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, spices make their presence known on the finish. not at all cloying
Overall - well done pumpkin beer, not too in your face with the spices. easier to drink versus other pumpkin ales. worth a try
Price Point - $6.99/22 oz bottle
12-08-2013 00:02:30 | More by keithmurray
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
22 oz bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. Poured into my Southern Tier Pumking glass (ooh, scandal!)
Pours a golden orange, very hazy, carbonation swirls around the glass. 2 inch head.
Smells like pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, and toasty malts.
Tastes very sweet- but not quite as sweet as Pumking. Lots of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamom, slight oak, gingerbread possibly. Not much actual pumpkin flavor, but the spicing is spot on.
Light to medium bodied with rich carbonation. Goes down creamy and smooth. Awesome beer, and the best from this talented brewery in New York.
09-17-2013 01:30:21 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.26/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a traditional orange amber and slightly hazy. Has a nice creamy head of off white foam that settles to a think layer on top and refreshes with each turn. Leaves sheets of wet lace behind to look at as they slide down the glass. Has a golden hue underneath and it surely is a handsome beer.
Nose is fragrant and authentic pumpkin. There's a touch of sour yeast, lager yeast. Then the fragrant spices come forward. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove. There is a biscuit malt in that is light and has the scent of pie crust on it. A touch of brown sugar. No alcohol on the nose.
Taste is so delicious. The taste is pumpkin and not pumpkin pie. There are spices that give a richness to the nose and to the palate but the taste is authentic pumpkin. The body is creamy and there is is even the taste of light cream. The malt is fluffy and light and reminds one of graham cracker pie crusts. No alcohol on the palate just a tiny warming sensation. I detect a slight note of vanilla which really enhances all the flavors. It is not the least bit heavy like pumpkin pie. Toasted grain comes out as it warms to a delighted palate. In fact rather than say "pumpkin pie" I would say spiced pumpkin. The clove gives a depth to each of the sweeter spices and really makes this beer something to enjoy.
Horseheads can really put a a beer together. I have had real greatness from them and I like this beer a lot. It's mild and the spices do not outdo the pumpkin flavor. The malt is kissed by a touch of sweetened cream and it drinks light. The lager yeast is perfect on this and has a slight twang. Carbonation is medium but it drinks softly. It's crisp yet smooth and finishes dry with a nice little bite to it. Flavorful and easy to drink.
09-12-2013 15:47:14 | More by utopiajane
Pumpkin Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.