Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
3.13/5 rDev -11.6%
Served in a pin glass.
Appearance: Dark brown color with heavy bubbles o the body...off-white head with a slight orange tint to it rising to just under a finger's length.
Smell: Light pumpkin squash and light nutmeg, seriously just a touch.
Taste: Of course it tastes like pumpkin but comes off bitter and feels a bit more like a amber mixed with spoonful of light nutmeg. A slight sweet in the beginning but dissipates quickly.
Mouth: Carbonation is definitely medium to heavy. Not really that sticky if you ask me. Finish has feel of slight roasted hops.
Overall: Not a bad beer, very easy to drink but no where near the top of the food chain when it comes to pumpkin beers. It's good to have for the moment and definitely still better than some other beers that try "harder". Salud!
12-06-2013 06:42:59 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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3.58/5 rDev +1.1%
Iam starting my fall seasonal beer tour today although it's nearly 90 fricken degrees,still seems odd to see pumpkin ales out when it's this warm.Poured into a standard pint glass a tawny brown with a auburn infusion,a thinner light tan colored head atop.Buttery notes along with pumkin spice but not real strong.Nutmeg stands out most at the onset of the palate along with mace and graham cracker crust,not bad.The feel was a bit fizzy and on the lighter side wich took away from the flavor profile.My first pumpkin beer of the season is....ok.
09-11-2013 19:51:19 | More by oberon
3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, high carbonation
Smell: nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove
Taste: cinnamon, big nutmeg, clove, light bread and sugar.
Mouthfeel: sweet, medium-high carbonation, light bodied
Overall: Solid, not envelope pushing, spicy pumpkin beer. I really enjoyed this one and would get another six pack of this. Very clean.
09-09-2013 15:47:54 | More by tigg924
3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
Undated 12 oz can served in a pint glass.
Surprisingly dark for style, but clear with a good head.
Nice spicy aroma with lots of cinnamon, but smells like it may be over-spiced.
T: ... and it is. Moreover, the spicing seems too simple with overly dominant nutmeg.
M: medium body with medium carbonation.
09-01-2013 03:15:30 | More by chinchill
3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
It looks like a brown base; it's dark brown in color but clear, substantial but not thick. There's even a touch of mahogany in the light. The head isn't heavy, but it has a thickness of its own and sticks together well. It drops from a finger to a foam with time, leaving a bit of a ring at the top and heavy spotting otherwise.
Cinnamon, toast and nut make for a pretty alluring aroma. The spice is sweet and strong with a bit of crust. I would say a bit more pumpkin flesh would improve it, but it's nice.
The flavor doesn't capture all the allure, and there's more leaf that tends to detract from the spices. It's also fairly earthy. It's a touch grainy, and a bit of something like an herbal note take on a hint of sourness into the finish. Spices, a lot like allspcie but with cinnamon and nutmeg, still linger on the palate.
The body is about medium but on the lighter side of it by a stretch. It's a little crisp and a little smooth, but neither very much. It's a solid feel, but nothing that wows.
08-26-2013 23:28:57 | More by Brenden
4.38/5 rDev +23.7%
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color, with some reddish highlights and three quarters of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.
Aroma: Very aromatic! Lots of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, all spice, vanilla, brown sugar, pumpkin) nicely blended with some malt and subtle hops aromas.
Taste: Very much like the aroma. Tons of spice, (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, all spice, vanilla, brown sugar), followed by pumpkin, malt and finished with some beautifully balanced hops. Delicious!
Mouthfeel: Medium with some nice carbonation. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is just a hint of alcohol warmth on the palate.
Overall: Wow! This is an exceptional, exceptional pumpkin beer!! I love the huge amounts of spice, which is beautifully balanced with the pumpkin, sweetness, malt and hops. I’m definitely getting some more of this, and it’s definitely being added to my yearly pumpkin rotation! It’s absolutely one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had!
10-29-2013 22:01:16 | More by Jeffreysan
3.2/5 rDev -9.6%
Poured from a twelve ounce can into a snifter. The beer pours a dark brown with amber hues and a prodigious head. The head is three-fingers thick, frothy, chewy looking and thick enough to support a bottlecap. The lacing is plentiful.
The beer has a subtle aroma of caramel and malt, as well as mild allspice and just a touch of pumpkin. The flavor begins sort of tinny, then the pumpkin flavor emerges accompanied by mild toffee notes and the beer ends with lingering spice. The tinniness takes away from the subtler pumpkin flavor and, along with the high carbonation, gives the beer a quality that isn't entirely enjoyable. When the pumpkin and spice notes reach your palate, the taste improves, but only after the initial uncomfortable blast.
Overall, the beer had too much carbonation for my taste, drinking much closer to what a soda feels like, and the canned taste only added to this sensation. After the exceptional looking head and appearance, I had high expectations for this beer, alas it wasn't quite up to snuff and nowhere near as good as yesterday's Fat Jack.
09-29-2013 03:46:23 | More by ONovoMexicano
Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.