Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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!
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2013 22:01:16 | More by Jeffreysan
4.3/5 rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark mahogany red with a couple fingers of light brown head that faded into a bubbly collar. A complex network of lace was left down the glass.
S: Strong pumpkin mixed with spices. Gingerbread, pumpkin bread, clove and cinnamon.
T: Follows the nose with a liquid pumpkin bread taste. Fresh pumpkin, clove and ginger dominate with cinnamon, cardamom, brown sugar and citrus zest poking through. The finish is full of doughy yeast and biscuit malt which adds to the pumpkin bread quality. Aftertaste is spicy and sweet with a hint of caramel.
M: Medium body, normal even carbonation, slick, greasy and smooth mouthfeel. Drinks very well.
O: Surprisingly good. Not sickly sweet or synthetic. One of the better pumpkin beers I've had.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 19:07:23 | More by scottfrie
4.23/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured to a great, full and thick head, tan in color, with great retention and lacing. Appearance was a brilliant ruby color with just a slight haze. Aroma was of spice, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg with some malt notes. Had a pronounced mulling spice note up front with some malt and caramel on the back. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a clean finish. One of the best fall beers I've had.
Serving type: can
11-05-2013 02:28:45 | More by Huffs
4.19/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, New York.
Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured mild pumpkin spice, clean caramel and rind.
The taste was likewise softly spiced with a grainy malt and a round meaty pumpkin.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style with a dry finish.
Overall a very tasty and gourd forward punpkin ale.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2013 14:33:40 | More by plaid75
4.06/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Served: on tap at Chuck's Hop Shop: Land of a Thousand Beers, Greenwood, Seattle.
I was really impressed with this pumpkin ale, and all the more surprised since I ordered it without knowing the style (in my mind, 'fall hornin' implied an octoberfest or other fall/harvest/nut brown beer). It was a dark, nearly opaque amber, ample carbonation though not too much of a head. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. First taste: 'sh*t, I do *not* want a pumpkin ale', but once resigned, I decided to just taste and judge.
It's awfully good. It tastes like pumpkin pie but pumpkin pie made from fresh, not canned (we rarely ate canned in our family). Yes, there are all the spices--bit of clove, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, etc. but the spices or spice flavor is so well-blended or integral to the beer that this does not taste like spices overlaid on top of beer, as in many pumpkin or Belgian psedo-beers heaped with coriander and banana.
Carbonation permits it to be fresh without being too sweet or syrupy.
Nonetheless, for those too conditioned to have some hop or bitter edge to their beers, or for those who typically do not like any flavor, whether spice, fruit, or coffee 'n chocolate, for all its great qualities, this is not the beer for you.
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2013 02:14:25 | More by marcellaproust
Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.