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Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 41 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dbc5, Sep 01, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

oberon, Sep 11, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -3.4%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 01, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Granchez6, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

TTripp725, Sep 07, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +21.3%

NoelD, Friday at 07:38 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

tigg924, Sep 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

NOLTERN, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jminch, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Dark roasted malts bring out a nice deep nearly black mahogany blood red hue with a tan khaki head forming nice and thick, great looking darker pumpkin ale. Fine speckled lacing evenly spread with each sip, love the look of the beer in the glass.

Aroma sweet pumpkin pie notes, graham cracker character, darker roasts bring out some caramel…this is one of the best pumpkin ales I’ve had this season up there with Elysian. Rich caramelization, muted spice notes goes so well together with the pumpkin flesh found in this one.

Flavor darker roasts added some much needed dryness in this beer, which balances out the sweet caramelized malt sugars with the pumpkin additions. Spices are there but not stealing the show away, a quality breadiness derived from malt additions mimics a graham cracker crust in a pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied even flowing carbonation with nice even character. This goes down easy with each sip, very smooth balanced pumpkin ale.

Overall, it’s an easy going great tasting pumpkin beer that doesn’t way you down in anyway…very nice beer here folks.

WVbeergeek, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

chinchill, Sep 01, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

Brenden, Aug 26, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +23%

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!

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

Dark amber with minimal head and some lacing.

Caramelized bready malt with noticeable pumpkin in the nose.

Not overly spiced and they make it work because of the good beer underneath it.

Can't wait to try the barrel aged version!

samtrillo, Friday at 01:19 AM
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3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

seavercm, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DruC4, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

tdm168, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dertyd, Saturday at 07:59 AM
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Jdv165, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Hessian257, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

aleckpa, Aug 31, 2014
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Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.