Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by ncaudle:
4.4/5 rDev +8.4%
poured from bottle into snifter.
pours hazy orange with nice 2 finger thick off-white head and leaves lots of lacing.
the spices and gourdiness seems a little bit muted up front. there are spices on the nose but it's not the typical pumpkin associated spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. I get more of the pepper and clove from the saison base backed by the funky pumpkin sweetness. the taste turns everything around and there is the pumpkin up front and its associated spices. nice balancing act. most pumpkin beers tend to be too much spices almost as if hiding the malt backbone. not here. the 8.5% sneaks up on you after a few.
dryer and more highly carbonated compared to most pumpkin beers but thankfully this isnt like most pumpkin beers. this is a saison! excellent.
this is a somewhat polarizing beer due to the non-standard saison base. I personally am all for it and like the exploration these guys are going for.
12-27-2011 15:59:10 | More by ncaudle
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
Great balance between real pumpkin flavor and Belgian yeast character. The spice notes of nutmeg and cinnamon blend perfectly with the spicy Belgian yeast notes. Overall very drinkable and delicious, this is definitely one pumpkin ale that I would buy a whole six pack of.
09-29-2013 13:17:38 | More by dwren89
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of off-white head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.
S: typical pumpkin spices up front followed by sweet vanilla and yam aromas. There are also some brown sugar aromas in there.
T: again the typical spices, but not overwhelming. Yam, vanilla, brown sugar, and biscuity flavors bring p the finish with a light alcohol burn.
M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is fairly creamy and smooth.
O: a good pumpkin ale that doesn't overwhelm with spices. I wish there was a bit less alcohol burn and a creamier body.
11-13-2011 01:16:36 | More by n2185
Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.