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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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very good

30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 184
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 38
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
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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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 184
Reviews by rudolphjacksonm:
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4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful amber with a white 2-finger head. Heavy lacing. Color is really something to behold. 4.5

S - Strong smells of clove, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of malt, yeast, and pumpkin. 4.0

T - Hardywood Park has created an excellent pumpkin ale that is neither overpoweringly sweet nor lacking in flavor. Begins with a slightly sweet pumpkin and cinnamon flavor, then dissolves into the more complex spices commonly associated with pumpkin pie. 5.0

M - Thick like an ale should be. Heavy-bodied with little carbonation...might be a bit too thick for some though. 4.0

O - I'm extremely impressed by Hardywood Park's Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale. Most pumpkin ales struggle between being too sweet and overspiced or dull and tasteless. I think they hit the nail right on the head with this brew and everyone should give it a try while it's still available. 4.5 (888 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dwren89
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. (272 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (167 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, golden amber color with deep orange hues, and two fingers of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with big aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of pumpkin and ginger bread, candied sugar, Belgian yeast, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, such as brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger, all-spices, cinnamon and clove. Smells delicious, festive and inviting.

Taste: Just as delicious as the beer’s aroma! Lots of bready, toasted malt, up front, followed by tons of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, such as nutmeg, ginger, all-spices, cinnamon and clove, as well as Belgian yeast, brown sugar-like sweetness. Complex and deep in flavor. Reminds me of a Belgian saison, but with pumpkin and pumpkin pie-spices, which I expect is what the brewery was going for.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely carbonated. With an ABV of 8.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate; it’s really well masked.

Overall: This is an excellent beer! Very saison-like with lots of pumpkin and pumpkin pie-spices. Delicious! I’ll certainly get this again next year! (1,226 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of spacecake9
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%

Acquired this via trade.....
A - Poured a golden brown, lighter than most pumpkin ales.
S - Very mild pumpkin aroma,
T - This is a lighter beer with a pumpkin flavor. Spices do not dominate.
M - Medium mouth feel
O - Wow I like this beer! I would call this a wonderfully balanced amber pumpkin ale. This may be the 2nd best pumpkin beer I've tasted in 2014. (363 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TwistofKane
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GFish
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Keene
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-transparent, hazy orange with an impressive cap of snow white foam. Allspice and ginger stand out in the aroma, with a suggestion of cinnamon waiting in the wings. Overall the pie spices play well with the phenolic character of the Saison yeast, and Farmhouse Pumpkin throws off a sweet and rather complex bouquet. A creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel owes much to the use of wheat, and makes this a satisfying beer to savor over a meal or a lengthy conversation among friends. Compared to a number of other one-note pumpkin beers on the market, Hardywood's fall seasonal offers layer upon layer of flavor. Malty sweetness prevails, but an underlying tartness and a bright gingery finish refresh the palate. Definitely worth a try. (739 characters)

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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.