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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 37
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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sharpski

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

12-07-2013 08:30:48 | More by sharpski
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SpecialN32

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

10-01-2012 02:27:18 | More by SpecialN32
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russwbeck

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hardywood's Farmhouse Pumpkin pours out of a 750ml bottle into my Hardywood snifter hazy and orange in color. About a finger or two of white head builds up, but recedes to nothing within the first few sips. Bubbles slowly meander through the liquid, but the beer otherwise appears to be very still. 3.5

S: The aroma is more spicy than pumpkin-y. Nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon all come in to play, nicely balancing out the pumpkins. While the fruit itself doesn't take over, it, combined with the brown sugar this was brewed with, make for a very sweet aroma. 3.5

T: The taste is more of the same from the aroma, very spicy. Definitely more spice comes out on the taste than in the aroma, as I find it to be slightly unbalanced. The pumpkin and other sweetness is there, but just isn't strong enough to play with the spices. The saison yeast imparts a pleasant funkiness that I wasn't expecting. I find the aftertaste of nutmeg, with a slight hint of booze, to be off-putting. 2.5

MF: This beer needs more carbonation. I figured that would be the case when I noted the stillness in the appearance of the beer and when the cork hardly popped at all, but it's still a disappointment. Some bubbles would have really brightened this beer right up. 2.5

Value: Hardywood continues to show its worth with relatively cheap 750ml bottles, easy releases, and still some local distribution. My only wish was that they sent more bottles up north to Arlington! 4

O: This is a beer that's better than the sum of its parts. While it doesn't stand out in any one category, it's quite enjoyable. It isn't in-you-face pumpkin, but it will satisfy your cravings for some. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 19:22:47 | More by russwbeck
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

11-26-2013 03:39:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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newyork326

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

11-16-2013 21:36:23 | More by newyork326
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-17-2013 11:10:15 | More by tabascosigned
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WallingBrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-07-2014 00:38:08 | More by DaveHack
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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-27-2013 18:33:47 | More by Zraly
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bhunt201

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-31-2013 15:00:00 | More by bhunt201
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Fijimertz


3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-18-2014 00:09:09 | More by Fijimertz
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Shilt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-26-2011 04:11:20 | More by Shilt
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-16-2011 14:58:28 | More by horrorspecialty
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2012 18:47:26 | More by standardcherry
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-11-2013 13:37:08 | More by oline73
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-02-2013 00:23:58 | More by AlexFields
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McBraniel

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-19-2013 20:13:15 | More by McBraniel
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HellAwaits

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-25-2014 15:44:40 | More by HellAwaits
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-25-2013 00:12:31 | More by blbarnett3
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jfozzy

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-26-2012 20:23:55 | More by jfozzy
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TD2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-22-2012 20:30:28 | More by TD2
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billab914

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tasting glass. Bright orange color with a thin spotty head. Nice lacing and nice looking color.

Aroma mixes the earthy Belgian yeast with pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin and some sweet malts come out as well. The yeast and pumpkin pie spice come together pretty well.

The taste has more of the spice flavors throughout. The Belgian yeast dominates a little more with some cinnamon and nutmeg coming out a little more in the finish. Sweeter malts and pumpkin notes are pretty nice. A little too heavy on the spice for me but pretty good overall.

Medium bodied with higher carbonation. Overall, it was a pretty good beer. It had a lots of spice flavors going on and they were a little overwhelming at times, but they come together pretty well overall. Interesting twist on style.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 12:58:53 | More by billab914
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice slightly hazy golden orange color. The head is white, fizzy and thin. The head retention is minimal without much lacing. The smell of the beer has a fresh spicy aroma mixed with the Saison yeast aromas. The taste of the beer has a big pumpkin spice flavor with the earthy softness of the Saison style. The mouthfeel of this beer has a sharp carbonation with a light drinkable body. Overall this beer was really pretty good. I felt this was a very good brew to have with thanksgiving dinner. Worth trying for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 23:41:51 | More by Knapp85
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy head, clear golden honey colored

Nose pumpkin pie, light pie spices cinnamon, nutmeg, nutty, light grassy hay like farmhouse, hint of grainy malt and straw.

Taste dry slightly sour funky pumpkin, farmhouse saison dry grassy, light ginger and some nutmeg like spices, floral effervescent, hint of gingerbread sweetness and candy like, little butterscotch toffee. Interesting grassy earthy hop that gets slightly chewy bitter, bitterness slightly trashed away a bit. Long dry but little sticky syrup, long earthy slightly spicy chewy bitter hops.

Mouth is med bod, lots of effervescent carb.

Overall kinda meh, seems like it's lost a lot of it's character, and rudzud agrees since he had it fresher. Oh well, maybe I'll get to try it again fresh next year.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 12:49:34 | More by jlindros
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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.