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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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90
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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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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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GTB

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-11-2013 03:11:46 | More by GTB
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thegrimone

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-30-2013 06:32:41 | More by thegrimone
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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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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-19-2013 20:13:15 | More by McBraniel
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-17-2013 21:56:37 | More by circus_cat
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-17-2013 11:10:15 | More by tabascosigned
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-11-2013 01:10:35 | More by jryanj927
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-08-2013 17:59:51 | More by Mattyb79
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1%
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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Very vibrant orange body with a fizzy bone-white head on top. Lots of light shines through the body which has just a slight haze to it.

S- Peppery saison yeast, lots of pumpkin pie spices including nutmeg. A toasty malt aroma is present too.

T- Really nice mix of a peppery saison and the traditional pumpkin ale characteristics. Crisp and yeasty flavors give way to the spices and pumpkin additions.

M- Crisp and carbonated with some hints of spices and yeast adding some dryness to the feel.

O- A good take on a style that can be all too similar. I know this is categorized as a saison, but it really is a pumpkin beer with a different take on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 21:06:49 | More by stephenjmoore
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-02-2013 23:52:26 | More by stereosforgeeks
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johnnyboy41783

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-01-2013 06:56:39 | More by johnnyboy41783
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-30-2013 01:49:10 | More by brother_kenneth
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dwren89

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2013 13:17:38 | More by dwren89
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-29-2013 01:02:43 | More by FUwolfpacker
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-28-2013 21:06:14 | More by redfox405
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WallingBrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-27-2013 19:14:51 | More by WallingBrew
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-30-2013 00:33:00 | More by ScottP
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BeastLU

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2013 15:36:11 | More by BeastLU
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-11-2013 17:58:38 | More by imperialking
Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.