1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Fall Hornin'Fall Hornin'

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

493 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 493
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 73 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 493 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige colored head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cinnamon are present in the nose along with hints of nutmeg.
T: Like the smell, cinnamon stands out in the taste from start to finish, which also has notes of nutmeg and hints of pumpkins. The nutmeg is most noticeable towards the back end of the taste. No sweetness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer if you like cinnamon but it doesn't have much in the way of having pumpkin aromas and flavors.

metter98, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of earthy malt and pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with dirt and pumpkin pie spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a solid pumpkin pie spice aroma but there is an odd dirt-like flavor that I am not too fond of.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Durge, Today at 05:16 AM
Photo of humuloner22
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

This is one of the last pumpkin beers I purchased. Since tomorrow is the official end of pumpkin season I plan on finishing the big boys then. But tonight I tried this one.

Appearance: Dark bronze color almost a brown. Decent amount of head but relaxes to a thin layer.

Aroma: Sweet malts and pumpkin pie spices.

Taste: Honestly, I am getting tired of this style and now that I have pretty much discovered what I like or don't like in a pumpkin beer I doubt I purchase many if any next year. Anyway, this is one of the better tasting ones, and I might be giving it a lower review than I have others in this category, but I have had so many good stouts lately that just blow this style out of the lake.

Overall: For the style this one is a better beer. It blends just enough of the spice and just enough pumpkin flavor to make it work. I do suggest it, but in limited quantities.

humuloner22, Yesterday at 04:26 AM
Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Alpha309, Yesterday at 03:24 AM
Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rudabegga9, Wednesday at 01:05 PM
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

spycow, Sunday at 09:06 PM
Photo of janubio
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Copper-ambaer colour, with a big head and big lace that never seem to vanish. Smell of fruits and spices, smoked, pepper, cardamom. Medium to light body, soft palate. Taste of cardamom, smoked touch, pepper, fruits, caramel.

janubio, Sunday at 02:34 PM
Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev -15.5%

aquazr1, Sunday at 05:08 AM
Photo of GrayWolf1766
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%

GrayWolf1766, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Hatzilla
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Hatzilla, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of gldnns
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

gldnns, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not expecting a whole lot from this pumpkin beer, with spices from a brewery that makes meh beers in general.

Pours a smaller 1/2 finger fizzy airy head that surprisingly sticks around for a while, nice lacing too, a clear but dark colored mahogany brown slight ruby hue.

Nose brings baking spices out front, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, all spice I think, perhaps a pinch of nutmeg but hard to tell that even, sweet candy malt, with caramel toffee, and syrupy aromas, a mild biscuit note, a light pumpkin note, sweet pumpkin pie like but just a little. The spices, while dominant, aren't overpowering, so far at least.

Taste starts with tons of toffee and caramel syrup, a doughy bread and biscuity crust like character, as well as cookie, with plenty of ginger bringing a gingerbread cookie flavor with icing. Mild pumpkin note, very little actual pumpkin, and more baking spices, again touch of cinnamon and cardamom, perhaps all spice and others but not sure. A rich creamy almost chewy like syrupy base malt with fair sweetness, and a touch of bitterness mostly from the spices. Finish is sticky sweet, a touch dry, little syrupy taste lingering, more baking spices, gingerbread, and caramel syrup lingering.

Mouth is med bod, a little syrupy smooth feeling, decent carb.

Overall mixed feelings, it started nice, spices weren't overpowering, but don't get a whole lot of pumpkin, and plenty of sweet syrupy characters, thankfully also not too much, but still not a very enjoyable beer and hard to drink more than a glass, but not that bad.

jlindros, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of LeeEvolved
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

LeeEvolved, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

djaeon, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of kmanjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

kmanjohnson, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Yancey82
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Yancey82, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SaCkErZ9, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -15.5%

jonathaniler, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Trashcat, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured a brown body with one finger head and minimal lace and an aroma that has some sweet pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg notes to it but also a little graininess.
Not a bad pumpkin beer in the sense that you get a good amount of pumpkin spice and requisite sweetness that can be in pumpkin beers.
Just a little bland and watery and has a slightly off-putting dry finish, like there's too much hop or spice that builds up.

clayrock81, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of HollyHops
3/5  rDev -15.5%

HollyHops, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of AGB
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

AGB, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Wbassett
4.44/5  rDev +25.1%

Wbassett, Nov 13, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.