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Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

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81
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vfgccp on 09-21-2012)
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -43.7%

10-26-2013 00:04:57 | More by jmccullough108
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broadway848

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

10-06-2013 11:09:55 | More by broadway848
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mactrail

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Quite handsome dark brown with a peaky off-white head in the Saxo tall tulip. A rather light body with plenty of sparkle on the tongue. There is something watery yet oily about this. Smells of licorice and bread.

Dark scorched grains and plenty of pie spice, plus a pervasive sweet taste, pretty well covers it. Licorice taste is pretty strong. This gets bitter after a couple of sips and the aftertaste is plenty bitter. Dark malt that dries out in the aftertaste, in spite of the sugary sensation at first. A few sips is more than enough. The bitter burnt spice taste lingers unpleasantly.

I wish they would just call these kind of brews "Spiced Winter Ale." Pumpkin's got nothing to do with it. From the 22 oz bottle at Boulevard Liquors in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 06:14:21 | More by mactrail
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bcuz7

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-18-2013 21:16:03 | More by bcuz7
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-17-2014 04:21:53 | More by bernat1971
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-07-2012 22:36:02 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-02-2013 05:12:22 | More by ssgunbond
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-10-2013 19:14:02 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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Bicyclette

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-07-2013 16:19:52 | More by Bicyclette
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-27-2014 00:57:20 | More by cmq103
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-17-2013 19:02:41 | More by freshtojeff
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-31-2014 17:28:19 | More by Latarnik
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TempusRob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-26-2013 23:21:53 | More by TempusRob
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meehandennis

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-29-2013 20:10:24 | More by meehandennis
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-01-2013 22:51:20 | More by jfcaa193
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-04-2013 23:32:19 | More by skaboom420
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Roland45s

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-18-2013 14:36:25 | More by Roland45s
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark drown with a white head that leaves some lacing.

Smells like a typical pumpkin beer with some slight smokiness.

Tastes slight pumpkin flavors but predominantly roasted malts and some coffee notes. Much less sweet than you would expect from a pumpkin beer brewed with maple syrup. The maple flavor is almost non-existent.

Mouthfeel-medium body, next to no carbonation.

Overall- This beer is ok but it wasnt what I was looking for when I wanted a pumpkin beer. If you want pumpkin flavor stick to the traditional ales.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 05:38:09 | More by Brew_42
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spokeydonkey

New York

3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very dark amber/brown with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of molasses, roasted meat. Taste dominated by the dryness of this beer for me. Starts off with a hint of sweetness that is quickly pushed aside by strong roast flavors and assertive bitterness. Finishes dry with only a little lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

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

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 23:35:17 | More by spokeydonkey
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 02:35:49 | More by Darkmagus82
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dertyd

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-08-2013 08:15:13 | More by dertyd
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-03-2013 18:29:39 | More by Kmlund
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NickBeery

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-28-2013 00:31:58 | More by NickBeery
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Presto82

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-15-2013 11:17:51 | More by Presto82
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-17-2012 20:30:28 | More by Didier
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Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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