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Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 8
Gots: 76 | 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:
Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-16-2013

With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, our Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish.
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Ratings: 513 | Reviews: 85
Photo of devin305
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerswag
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derekgw123
2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not a bad pumpkin beer, but like some others it just wasn't balanced. Too much on the sweet.

Photo of tsandler
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewqueno
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a good brew. Not sweet or candy-like which is a problem with several of the more popular pumpkins... not over-spiced. It's moderate in all areas to include carbonation, and really makes a nice beer to open after work.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samp01
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark clear ruby amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is of mild pumpkin, nutmeg, some cinnamon spices, notes of caramel malt become more prevalent as it warms up. Taste similar to aroma with some mild bitterness. A medium body with moderate carbonation on the palate. Caramel malt, pumpkin, nutmeg and mild cinnamon spices and mild bitterness on the end. Not as cloying and overly sweet as some other pumpkin brews, but nothing really stellar either. Overall an ok drinking brew for a pumpkin brew.

Photo of jaemeno3
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yankeeshayes
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Popkorn615
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of freneticamnesic
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of mst934
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BlackHawk89
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of dsnyder61
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Beerasaurus
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Jamstone714
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of nerow
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A perfectly respectable Pumpkin Beer, poured into a Straffe Hendrik Chalice.

L: A lovely autumnal amber, fading to orange at the edges. Decent lacing, good head retention.

S: Spices (clove, nutmeg, allspice), earth, leather, a faint hint of caramelized pumpkin. Delightful.

T: Spicy, with a decent hit of pumpkin. Warm earth and smoked malt. Not over-the-top with its spices, nor overbearingly artificial with the pumpkin, not cloying. Minimal hop presence, as appropriate for the style.

F: Soft and silky, light carbonation. Not too syrupy.

O: A good exemplar of a much-maligned style, although not something to seek out.

Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of humuloner22
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.