Pumpkin Patch Ale - Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
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3.49/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Colorful orange brew with a coarse head in the New Belgium snifter. Quite sudsy in the mouth after each pour. This seems more full-bodied than the alcohol content would indicate, but maybe that's what sugar does for you.
This stuff is really sweet. The honey gives it a Mexican candy taste. But the pumpkin is quite flavorful. Ginger is prominent along with a bold slash of spices, but it seems to go well with the sweetness. Truly odd aroma, again candy-like, but there is a suggestion of pumpkin preserved in alcohol.
This is pretty sippable if you've nursing the pint, but it's really more of a beer pie. This is faint praise, but it's one of the better pumpkin brews I've choked down over the years. From the 12 oz can purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.
Serving type: can
03-24-2014 04:06:01 | More by mactrail
2.93/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
5.5% ABV confirmed. 500ml orange aluminum can acquired at a local Colorado bottle shop and served into an Odell stem-tulip in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. Reviewed as a pumpkin beer.
Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a 2.5 finger wide head of white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average - about 3-4 minutes.
Body colour is an orange-amber of average vibrance. Translucent but nontransparent. No yeast particles/sediment is visible.
Overall, it's a pretty standard appearance for a pumpkin brew.
Sm: Pumpkin gourd, nutmeg, ginger, bready malts, and caramel. A simple aroma of above average strength. I wish there was a bit more going on.
T: Pumpkin gourd, clove, nutmeg, ginger, bready malts, caramel, and floral hop character. Fairly balanced, if a bit simple. Doesn't really have any subtlety, nuance, or intricacy. I do like it in a general sense, but it's far from unique or special. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Too thick and heavy on the palate. Overcarbonated. Okay presence on the palate. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well. Execution is largely unimpressive.
Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, or boozy.
Dr: Downable but ultimately pretty boring. I like that it brings the pumpkin (so many pumpkin beers don't), but it's far from remarkable. I wouldn't buy it again, but I'm glad I got to try it once. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. Not a great brew by any stretch.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 06:04:00 | More by kojevergas
3.96/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a balloon glass.
The beer is a deep cinnamon orange color. A tan colored head recedes to a bubbly film. Foamy spots of lacing stay on the glass.
Aroma is very spicy with ginger andng cinnamon coming our the most. A very real pumpkin aroma lies underneath.
Taste is even more spiced. Honey sweetness is immediate, followed by ginger and cinnamon. There is a vinegar sourness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is silky and smooth.
Overall, I really like this pumpkin ale. It's quite a bit sweeter than most and I like the use of honey.
Serving type: can
11-20-2013 17:14:58 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Bought from Morgan's Liquor in Denver, CO
A&S: Very fizzy humongous (2+ fingers) off-white head, which leaves a spider-web-like network on the glass. Head is retain in a thin layer which is usually not the case when the initial head from the pour is so extreme (except for a few cases in particular styles/types). Transparent orange-red colored beer. Fairly powerful aroma with elements of mint, honey, and spices (allspice and cinnamon), but not much pumpkin. Although the lack of pumpkin is upsetting the other parts of the smell and powerful and pleasant.
T&M: Similar to the aroma not whole lot of pumpkin flavor. Upfront lots of sweetness from the honey and the finish is smooth (probably also from the honey) with a bit of a spicy bite. The body is medium and the carbonation is on the low side of medium. Crisp and refreshing and not too overpowering.
Overall: a very drinkable and overall enjoyable pumpkin beers. "Better then the average" I feel is fitting not only for this beer, but also the brewery in general. I haven't had any beer from them that are mind-blowing or particularly unique, but they have all been solid worth while purchases at a reasonable price.
Serving type: can
10-30-2013 04:26:41 | More by minterro
4.18/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
ive said this before, but this is the best pumpkin brew of the year so far, really its this one. brewed with honey, which really adds a lot to it. bright orange in color, magically clear, and with a white whipped cream head that rises above the rim and stays that way. smells amazing too, just like butternut squash, not so much pumpkin, because its sweeter, but its fleshy and vegetative before its spiced, which is rare and appreciated. spice is subtle, some cinnamon and allspice, but its way back, accentuating only, letting the pumpkin and honey, as well as rich copper malt do the work. its balanced and brilliant, not too sweet, clean in the finish, super refreshing, expertly done, fall beer like it should be. well carbonated, fuller bodied, superior drinkability, not overly alcoholic so I can drink a lot of this. 4 pack of pint cans is heaven. thanks to eddyline for this gem, they really seem to be stepping up!
Serving type: can
10-19-2013 01:02:14 | More by StonedTrippin
Pumpkin Patch Ale from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
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