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Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin PorterBrewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 93
Avg: 3.41
pDev: 51.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: vfgccp on 09-21-2012

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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a very dark brown color with a small tan colored head. The head fades rather fast, leaving behind a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is largest of a pumpkin smell mixed with some moderate spice aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Mixed with these aromas are some light maple syrup and caramel smells as well as a bit of a roasted malt and coffee aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with on the drier side with just a bit of a caramel taste. Upfront the bulk of the taste is dominated by a mix of pumpkin and roasted malt flavors with a decent showing of cinnamon. As the taste moves on the flavors become more spiced and roasted as other spices of ginger and nutmeg come to the tongue along with a lighter coffee taste. In the end some of the maple syrup that was detected in the nose is discernable on the tongue, but with the loss of much of the caramel that taste is still rather dry. In the end the mix of flavors ends up leaving a drier and lightly burnt spiced pumpkin puree flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter and slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that was average. A thicker and creamier body would have been much nicer for the brew as it could have supported the blend of roast and pumpkin much better.

Overall – A rather dry pumpkin porter with a decent flavor. When looking for something not too sweet with a decent pumpkin and roasted flavor then this is a pretty nice choice.

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Overall a decent, but not outstanding porter and little to no pumpkin taste or aroma that I could detect.

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Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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