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Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-16-2013)
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-10-2014 15:50:27 | More by henryclay_
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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NOLTERN

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

10-06-2013 02:27:10 | More by NOLTERN
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-01-2013 21:37:44 | More by jminch
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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Brenden

Ohio

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
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

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
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

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
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-11-2013 13:31:53 | More by seavercm
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev +13%

09-30-2013 06:23:54 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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DruC4

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-13-2013 03:46:45 | More by DruC4
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-26-2013 23:33:06 | More by tdm168
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Jdv165


5/5  rDev +41.2%

11-10-2013 23:07:47 | More by Jdv165
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-27-2013 02:31:22 | More by Hessian257
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-04-2013 22:56:43 | More by Kegatron
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-18-2014 02:40:27 | More by mikefuski17
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

09-01-2013 19:12:31 | More by Lanstrum
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +13%

11-03-2013 06:01:21 | More by Nage37
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cwd

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-31-2013 22:44:34 | More by cwd
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13%

09-11-2013 23:43:20 | More by Keith_R
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-28-2013 15:21:07 | More by Kmlund
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-13-2013 02:01:25 | More by dexterk1
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-10-2014 02:44:38 | More by apasternak
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

A- pours a dark copper color, nearly brown with some ruby hues, big two-finger foamy off-white head, great retention.

S- cinnamon toast aromas up front, light pumpkin flesh mid-palate with some grainy malt on the finish

T- artificial cinnamon flavors remind me of Big Red gum, there is a trace of pumpkin afterward but for the most part, just malty sweetness, a touch of ginger on the finish

M- medium-light body with low carbonation, slick mouthfeel and crisp finish

O- an average, middle of the road pumpkin beer. Not bad, but not near the top with the best of 'em.

09-24-2013 01:48:07 | More by Treyliff
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Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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