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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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89
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 43
Gots: 17 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

ejimhof, Sunday at 11:08 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

WVUbrew, Saturday at 11:29 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

ElGordito, Saturday at 01:47 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

HookemHoos, Friday at 10:48 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

earlholman, Oct 24, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +11%

orange-wheat in color. this pours easy with not much head. somewhat translucent, no lacing. big sugary pumpkin dominates the nose, with noticeable Belgian yeast influence and wheat, spices such as allspice and nutmeg. taste is pumpkin up front, classic saison flavor with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. allspice is evident in the finish. medium body makes this more refreshing than i expected and very easy drinking for such a high ABV. a very creative take on the seasonal pumpkin ale, solid effort.

sierratwohearted, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

mbmiche, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Houser, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

I don't like Pumpkin spice. I do like this Pumpkin Saison. A lot. I wouldn't even try it at first as I've been pummeled with awful seasonal autumn beers for so many years. Silly me. The aroma is subtle and pleasant, the taste is smooth and crisp. Very nicely done.

rjs246, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

JimmyAloysius, Oct 20, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -38.2%

ProstMasterson, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

22oz bottle poured into wide-mouth Dupont glass.

Slight, light, soapy-white head over a very cloudy golden-amber body. Some lacing.

Aromas are wonderful - clove, cinnamon, hay, red apple, oak, and crusty bread.

Mouthfeel is very clean ... really light for the high ABV... impressive and highly drinkable. Flavors are quite fruity, including cooked apples and some lemon zest. Lots of spice including allspice, lots of ginger, clove, and cinnamon... maybe a touch too much, IMO. Good overall level of sweetness (honey-like), but not too much to make you forget the style.

There's a lot going on in this beer, which may take away from the original style qualities, but it's a really cool interpretation that I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend trying.

BeerImmediately, Oct 19, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%

PGVG, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jagada, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

77apm, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Draft. Severely disappointed. Hardly any spice or flavor other than some cinnamon and cloves. I hate cloves. I like my pumpkin seasonal brews full of spice and flavor. Instead this was just bland and almost musty. It is a saison but just no flavor. Bad batch maybe? I don't think so because the beertender gave me a funny look and asked me if I was sure. Should have tasted it first. After I tried it he must have seen my face as he said, "see I tried to warn you!" With so many seasonal beers available full of spice and flavor, I'll pass on this in the future. Cloves, cinnamon with some old must are not my thing.

uvachief, Oct 17, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +1%

jayluf, Oct 16, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Copper colored body that is a bit hazy. It's transparent enough to see into the glass but not completely through it. Not much of a head...it is there when pouring but absent afterwards. Even lower than expected from a standard Farmhouse Ale. No lacing.

Aroma: Cinnamon and clove with a light souring note, like a fruit going bad. Not all that pleasant of a combination. The only saving grace is that the pumpkin spice is relatively good.

Taste: I get a very mellow pumpkin spice flavor (mainly just clove) and just a hint of musty barn. I don't go around licking barns but it has that old mildew quality that you can practically taste. It's very faint, but gives credence to the farmhouse namesake.

Feel: Not too dry, not really anything. Watery and not present on the palate.

Overall: I would recommend passing on this one unless you have an agenda for drinking every pumpkin beer on the planet. It doesn't really do "pumpkin beer" all that well and it doesn't really do "farmhouse" all that well. It's a very nondescript beer that leans heavily on the flavor of cloves to incite cognitive memories of pumpkin pie, which it doesn't complete in a spice selection imbalance.

teromous, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

imbuckeye, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Kegatron, Oct 13, 2014
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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.