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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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90
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 37
Gots: 11 | 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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a burnt orange color, slightly hazy, with a modest head that leaves a few strands

Smell: Funk and pumpkin - very different

Taste: Real pumpkin flavor, on the front end, with a bit of spice (ginger and cinnamon); by mid-palate, the Belgian yeast adds a funky element that continues into the finish, bringing a white pepper piquancy with it; the pumpkin and spices return and intermingle with the Belgian elements in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a bit spritzy

Overall: Very creative and though I am not mad for the Saison/Pumpkin Ale combination, it was very interesting to try

Thanks, bobertkuekn, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 18:08:22 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

12-08-2013 21:18:50 | More by nmann08
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

11-26-2013 03:39:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -6.6%
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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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

04-11-2013 17:58:38 | More by imperialking
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billab914

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

11-10-2012 00:37:32 | More by Rhettroactive
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

12-25-2013 00:58:01 | More by claspada
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear roasted pumpkin flesh orange hue with a one finger off white head that slowly faded to leave a thin, thin blanket. No real lacing to speak of but nice retention.

S - Mmmm...pumpkin. This is quite nice. Rich, roasted pumpkin on the aroma with some light brown sugar/molasses sweetness. Faint spice notes. Deep, deep inhales bring out some faint saison/farmhouse esters. No real funk, the pumpkin dominates that.

T - Taste is delicious, albeit slightly intermingled. Throughout, mixing with styles, is a booze flavour. There are some faint belgian/saison esters almost banana-y. Nice roasted pumpkin notes throughout the beer but falls a little flat when compared to the nose.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent really. Basically like all of these Hardwood brews. Almost sharply carbonated, light, drinkable. Sessionable at 8.5%.

O - Overall, another delicious brew from Hardwood. Aroma and mouthfeel are top notch. Glad I have another bottle of this. While not my favourite Hardywood it certainly was worth the trade.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 02:49:06 | More by rudzud
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

05-26-2013 18:44:51 | More by outoffocus
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 15:59:10 | More by ncaudle
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

10-02-2013 23:52:26 | More by stereosforgeeks
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 18:00:53 | More by RedneckBeerz
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-18-2013 21:19:58 | More by 2dogbrew
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 01:31:14 | More by WanderingFool
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

10-04-2012 20:07:05 | More by VeganUndead
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-pumpkin, yeasty, caramel malt, spices

T-yeast, caramel, toasted malt, pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon,mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate lively carbonation, crisp and astringent

O-a nice variation of a Saison, good flavor and nice seasonal offering

Serving type: growler

10-06-2013 18:50:50 | More by MDDMD
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-20-2011 19:23:03 | More by DoctorB2B
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n2185

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 01:16:36 | More by n2185
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

12-16-2013 20:45:01 | More by ncstateplaya
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-22-2012 01:19:05 | More by LambicKing
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-07-2014 00:38:08 | More by DaveHack
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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.