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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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89
very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 41
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudolphjacksonm on 11-12-2011

Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium's southern countryside, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley in the grain bill, earthy flavoring hops and a classic saison yeast. Ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar provide a hearty backbone to this 8.5% ABV beer. Freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice harmonize with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root.

A beautiful hue of autumn russet, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin displays a voluminous head, with a bouquet of aromatic fresh spice. Medium to full in body, this ale offers a balanced flavor of caramelized pumpkin and pie spices, with a lingering finish laced with a hint of fresh ginger.

21 IBU
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3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mildly funky aroma with less fink in the still very complex flavor. Surprisingly lively and tingly carbonation. Spicy but not so much as to mask the malts and pumpkin.

Photo of julielynndubee
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of obywan59
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy deep orange to orange brown in color with a 1 1/2 finger off white head that recedes to a film over the brew and a ring around the glass. Light lacing.

Spiced fruit and pumpkin pie, with earthy yeast.

Starts off peppery with faintly sweet malts/pumpkin, becoming tart. On the swallow it quickly turns funky bitter/tart (lemon and lemon rind) with pumpkin pie. Earthy and bitter'tart in the end.

Medium bodied, peppery in carbonation and numbing/drying on the tongue.

Not bad, I like the pumpkin saisson blend. There are other pumpkin beers I like better, but this is a nice twist.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Roland45s
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

poured smooth, with hints of pumpkin but really just a smooth dubbel. Father-in-law said this was his favorite pumpkin beer of the season.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a large globe/tulip type glass, very much like the one pictured on the label.

Deep orange and opaque, more towards a slight chestnut brown with no visible carbonation. Head is really creamy, growing two fingers with a vanilla creamed white hue to it, and thick top. Settles normally and fall to a simple cream collar, and a few large bubbles.

Aroma is like a basic pumpkin beer. Clove and nutmeg spices, a little bit of vegetative sweetness. There is virtually no saison character to this from what I can even detect on the nose. Comes of like a straight forward decent pumpkin ale.

Palate improves and brings quite a bit more unexpected saison character. Peppery notes in the mid palate, lots of really tight carbonation on this with some malt and pumpkin like spices too. Finishes tinny and a bit hot, with a metallic drawl a bit and with a good huge amount of clove heat like dryness. More saison character kicking in with further sips but comes off more like a peppered brew, than hints of dry funk and earth. Surprisingly much of the pumpkin flavor seems to really take a backseat to this farmhouse heat as time goes on.

It starts off like an ordinary pumpkin beer, something I usually don't care for, but then turns into something else entirely. I guess that just makes me want to sit somewhere on the fence about it overall.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.92/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.