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Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 7
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

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Another interesting beer from Anderson. This one pours a nice dark pumpkin. The aroma and taste are slightly subdued and that is ok because it allows the pumkin taste to come out naturally and not be overpowered by too many spices. The pumpkin is a natural flavor and this beer is light yet still refreshing and satisfying

Photo of delta490
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours a cloudy brown with a creamier white head. The head mostly leaves quickly, but a little hangs on to leave a small amount of nice lacing. The aroma is distinctly pumpkin, but real pumpkin, not the candy-corn pumpkin pie-esque smell of other pumpkin ales. There is also a hint of the spices. The taste is savory, with the pumpkin's gourd qualities front and center and the spice backing it up. It all comes together on the finish. The body is thicker and there's a fair amount of carbonation. This is a pumpkin beer I'd drink again.

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +11%

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4.68/5  rDev +31.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of weaf
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Wasn't expecting a lot as this was the first Pumpkin Ale I'd seen from Anderson Valley but I was very pleasantly surprised with one of the better Pumpkin Ales this season. Will recommend this one to friends as it was smooth with lots of mild fall flavors while still presenting a nice pumpkin flavor. Excellent.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of lordofstarside
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Can to a pint glass. The only date is the total wine label, was put on the shelf 8/16

Pours a very dark reddish gold with brown hues. Pretty clear, a finger and a half of tan colored foam. Low carbonation, not bad lacing, okay retention

Smells ...like pumpkins. Lots of pumpkin and gingerbread along with sweet clove and cinnamon. Just a trace of alcohol on the finish

Taste doesn't follow as well, everything is still there though. Lots of pumpkin and gingerbread upfront, cinnamon and clove are present but a lot fainter than the smell would have you believe

Feel is a moderate body, not very bitter. Finishes a bit wet, no alcohol detectable. Easy to drink

Overall really pretty good. I'm pretty new to pumpkin beers but it's like drinking pie. A big thanks to Anderson Valley and many other breweries this year for putting these out so early. I keep forgetting Halloween is in August

Photo of flyingsails
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.