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Fall Hornin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

431 Ratings
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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 65 | 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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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

Maltyduo, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of keithmurray
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark Copper body with tan head

Smell - cinnamon is prevalent with ginger and nutmeg

Taste - much the same as the nose - pumpkin flesh, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, spices - especially cinnamon, upfront

Overall - inoffensive pumpkin ale, worth a try for fans of the style

Price Point - $1.67/12 oz bottle

keithmurray, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of m0ntels
3/5  rDev -15.7%

m0ntels, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of pkalix
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pkalix, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Jordanmtate
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Jordanmtate, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Oliver1993
1/5  rDev -71.9%

Oliver1993, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of dlkeng
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Not too sweet or overly pumpkiny. Liked it

dlkeng, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of danipp
4/5  rDev +12.4%

danipp, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of dwatty
3/5  rDev -15.7%

dwatty, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%

Appearance (4.25) : A big, fluffy, billowing almond colored head with tightly knit bubbles. The cap is about three fingers high. The body is a maroon/cranberry red when held up to the light, orangish brown while in normal lighting. The opacity is around 90%. The head stays around and leaves a nice creamy froth on top as well as rings and lace around the glass.

Aroma (4) : Baked brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg. Basically a sweet fleshy pumpkin pie. Very aromatic and the bouquet is medium to strong.

Taste (3.75) : Comes out of the gate running with nutmeg and cinnamon. Towards the middle there is a tiny bit of sourness, ending with baked brown sugar and pumpkin pie crust. No doubt about it this one is heavy on the spice and supplements. The gourd flavor is left lacking and may not even be there at all...as the pumpkin is more of a baked pie crust taste than anything. A punch of potent sour malt comes at the end. Nonetheless it's a good taster.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Semi-watery with an undertone of prickly carbonation. Ends semi-dry.

Overall (3.83) : This is a decent Pumpkin Ale...but aren't they all? I don't think I've ran across a BAD one (well except for Sam Adams' Octoberfest), but I try to find what stands out about each one I review. Otherwise they all taste the same after awhile.

So what stands out about this one? Spice and brown sugar flavors. The nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar are pretty loud here. If you like heavy spice in your Pumpkin beers, Fall Hornin' will deliver.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of ccozzi
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ccozzi, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of 2Xmd
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

2Xmd, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of msanborn
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

msanborn, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Dark pour that is not quite black but has some red and brown highlights. Has a tan one finger head. Aroma is lightly spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon standing out. Taste follows the nose with nutmeg and cinnamon flavors but also can taste gingerbread, brown sugar and a very light pumpkin presence.

Karibourgeois, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev +12.4%

DangerDawg, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of LutherBrau
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%

LutherBrau, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MidwestBA, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of jdrankin
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%

jdrankin, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

i like it all except the body here. quite a few watery drinking pumpkin ales this year, not sure why, but i like them heavier than this one. despite its darker amber look, its so fizzy and thin that it feels more like a soda than a beer. the head is like a soda float too, huge bubbles and a lot of carbonation activity in this. the flavor of the beer is great though. a hit of ginger in there with the nutmeg and the pumpkin. nicely selected amber malt base, which i think is the right platform for these flavors, i just want it to be a bigger contributor to the feel. white pepper and brown sugar i the finish, if this had more body to stand on it would be a real impressive brew. just enough hops to balance the finish too, i think the recipe is close to being a real winner.

StonedTrippin, Sep 27, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +11.2%

mresendiz, Sep 27, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

GregDuB65, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Nichols33, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of ThurmondTX
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

ThurmondTX, Sep 26, 2014
Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.