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Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 64 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Granchez6, Sep 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Oliver1993, Oct 02, 2014
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1.08/5  rDev -69.7%

Dukesbarandgrill, Sep 24, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

EinFesteBurg, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of beertunes
1.98/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Honestly, had I realized this was a pumpkin beer, I wouldn't have ordered it, as I hate pumpkin. But, I thought it was a "Fest" beer, so here goes. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear dark mahogany color with about 1/8 inch of very light khaki hued head that had OK retention and lacing.

The aroma was a full-on spice attack, no pumpkin, let alone malt, yeast, or hops, showed through. Same dealio on the tongue, just palate wrecking spices. The body was nicely medium, and had a pleasantly dry finish. Drinkability was non-existent, I had 4-5 ounces, and passed it back across the bar. Overall, a poor example of the style. Admittedly, it's not a style I like, but I'm being as fair as possible here. There are many, much better P-brews out there, drink them, avoid this one.

beertunes, Nov 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Bonsai, Aug 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

beerwolf77, Dec 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

ThurmondTX, Sep 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

liquorpig, Oct 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

redfox405, Oct 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

PEIhop, Aug 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

TequilaTom, Oct 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

sharpski, Oct 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

StoutSeth, Sep 06, 2013
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2.6/5  rDev -27%

bukes62, Aug 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

NOLTERN, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of ahb5117
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

My first pumpkin ale in a few years and I wasn't terribly impressed. Good strong nutmeg and cinnamon aromas and flavours, but a lot of spice and not enough pumpkin. Good amber colour, but a bit thin for a beer with so much flavour.

ahb5117, Oct 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

jwps214, Sep 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Joelski, Sep 29, 2013
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2.76/5  rDev -22.5%

Mweddle, Sep 21, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -21.3%

ColdOneKev, Sep 15, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark chestnut color. The head is a finger high, with its mocha-colored head retaining decently. Its soft, frothy texture manages to leave behind a collar of lacing on the glass. The darker color (compared to the norm) makes it more aesthetically pleasing than the pumpkin ale norm. (4)

Smell: This is heavy on the cinnamon. So much so, that it ends up running over other aromas (like pumpkin). There are at some subtle brown sugar/caramel/chocolate notes coming through that help to break up the monotony, however. Not very pumpkin-y, but the darker malt notes give it some needed depth. (3.25)

Taste: My fears were confirmed. There's too much cinnamon, too much nutmeg, and too much allspice. Some nice hints of burnt malt (even some coffee) come through, but the aftertaste sees a return of the overspicing. Not very enjoyable. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: On the plus side, it's fairly dry for the style. That means I can get it down fairly easily. The thin body and airy feel also contribute to its drinkability, as does its healthy carbonation. (3.25)

Overall: Y'know, everything but the flavor profile is fairly solid. But if it doesn't taste very good, who cares? The spicing levels ruin the balance of this beer, leading to just another lacking pumpkin ale. (2.5)

2.8/5: ...have I mentioned I don't care for most pumpkin ales, yet?

ThisWangsChung, Sep 22, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into pint glass

A- nothing special, small foamy offwhite head. The beer was a amber color with an orange hue.

S- smells like an average pumpkin beer with the typical spices: clove, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, a touch of pumpkin.

T- like the smell, pretty average and nothing out of the ordinary or rememberable. More cinnamon taste than the rest of the spices. I am also picking up an unpleasant artificial plastic-like after taste.

M- Mouthfeel seems right for the style: slightly thick and smooth from the pumpkin and the malts.

O- I have to say I am disappointed with this beer. This is nothing more than an average (maybe even slightly below average) pumpkin ale. Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices. That's it. Every store in my area has this from $12.99-$13.99 for a 6-pack. That is outrageous! I saw that and automatically thought that the beer must have something special, or maybe it was just damn good. Luckily I only purchased two in a mix-a-six at my local beverage center. This beer should be in the $8.99-$10.99 price range just like the other six-packs of average pumpkin beers right next to it on the shelf. The UFO, Sam Adams, Smuttynose pumpkin ales are just a few that are much better. How a brewery or a store could offer this product at such a price is ridiculous. I will never buy this again. Why pay $14.00 for a six-pack of beer when there are a dozen more representations of the style that are much better and for $4.00-$5.00 less?

mitch3114, Oct 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

mikefuski17, Aug 18, 2014
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Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.