Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.18/5 rDev -10.2%
A- a dark ruby color. Very different for a pumpkin beer. It almost has the hue of Manischewitz Wine. Nice foamy head. Excellent lacing.
S- It’s a unique cross between sweet pumpkin spice and there’s a background note of dark fruit. It’s like a harvest pumpkin beer meets Mad Elf. Plenty of allspice.
T- Sweet pumpkin pie flavor. Malty and spicy. A touch of bitter on the finish, almost hoppy.
M- A bit thin. Not a great body. Goes down without much carbonation bite.
O- It’s a nice change to see a darker pumpkin ale. I loved how it smelled. I found myself inhaling deep whiffs of this one. The initial flavor was good but after 2/3 of the bottle the palate kind of gets tired of it. Needs just a bit more body.
11-17-2013 02:14:09 | More by stckhndlr
3.15/5 rDev -11%
12 oz can. Pours dark amber with off-white, long lasting, foamy head. Aroma is of pumpkin, caramel malt, spices and some piney hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of pumpkin, caramel, spices and herbal, piney hops. Finish is long and astringent. I expected much more from this brew.
11-12-2013 15:47:22 | More by mikeg67
4.23/5 rDev +19.5%
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.
11-05-2013 02:28:45 | More by Huffs
1.98/5 rDev -44.1%
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.
11-03-2013 19:43:10 | More by beertunes
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, 2013 release. Pours slightly cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, toast, brown sugar, allspice, light chocolate, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, toast, toffee, nutmeg, brown sugar, gingerbread, allspice, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, allspice, biscuit, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with great robustness, malt/spice balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pumpkin ale! All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
11-02-2013 05:39:49 | More by superspak
3.71/5 rDev +4.8%
When i poured this beer, it has a dark brown color body with a thin tan head that lays down to a sticky lace. The smell is your basic pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg. The taste has a balance flavor of pumpkin and spice, spice is a little more than i like but it is still a good beer. It has a great mouthfeel and overall a well done pumpkin beer.
10-30-2013 20:23:14 | More by chefhatt
3.99/5 rDev +12.7%
12oz : tulip
Pours a clear, deep mahogany with a foamy, beige head.
A very seasonal blend of cinnamon, allspice and caramel malts predominately.
Medium+ creamy body with mild foamy carbonation.
A very well done pumpkin beer. Prominent pumpkin pie spices without being overwhelming or cloying.
10-30-2013 08:24:15 | More by vkv822
Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.