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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 42
Gots: 13 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: rudolphjacksonm on 11-12-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Bill (BC4MFRED1) for clutching up and getting this bottle to me in our latest trade.

Pours a beautiful golden orange with a couple fingers of bright white fizzy head that quickly fades down into the beer.

The aroma is billowing out of my glass after I pour. Big pumpkin flesh and pumpkin pie notes with cinnamon, all spice and vanilla giving it added depth.

The taste follows the nose but it is even better than I anticipated. Pumpkin forward with the pie qualities in the background. Great spice balance with cinnamon, brown sugar and all spice. Vanilla notes on the backend make for a perfect finish.

Medium in body and effervescent. The perfect amount of carbonation gives this beer just the right amount of life that fizzles on my tongue with every sip I take. Just fantastic.

This is without a doubt the greatest pumpkin ale that I have ever had. I could not improve this beer in any way, shape or form. I will definitely be ISO this beer whenever it gets released next year. Absolutely perfect.

dcloeren, Nov 18, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter...

A. Pours a glowing, radiant orange red. Pretty thick and substantial eggshell head, about two fingers that settles to a half finger. Say what you will, but Hardywood beers always have an excellent head. Excellent lacing absolutely coats the glass. Quite a bit of sediment indicates I may have poured a little too aggressively. Lovely looking beer.

S. Mmmm, raw pumpkin, pumpkin pie crust, sugar cane, and some concentrated pear and grape flavors. The two styles complement themselves excellently, and this is most apparent in the nose. Quite literally like taking the foil off of a freshly baked pumpkin pie as you hold the glass of champagne in your hand and pick up the aromas from that as well. This beer is Thanksgiving. Wow.

T. Pie crust, pumpkin, citrus, grape, pear, some brown sugar. Excellent.

M. Medium-full bodied and pretty well-carbonated. Very good.

O. An excellent beer. I can't believe this hasn't been done a lot more often, because these two styles complement each other perfectly. The pumpkin and malt add a lot more depth to the saison, which complements the sweeter qualities of the roasted pumpkin. Truly a match made in heaven on this. Props for the beer, even moreso for the idea.

siege06nd, Jun 23, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
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

rudolphjacksonm, Nov 12, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ncaudle, Dec 27, 2011
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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.