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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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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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bhunt201

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-07-2013 09:31:31 | More by Hopbully
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cw577enfield

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-06-2013 17:10:18 | More by cw577enfield
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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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RyanBeer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-25-2013 10:16:33 | More by RyanBeer13
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jlindsey

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-23-2013 21:42:54 | More by jlindsey
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mojiboo02

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-17-2013 18:52:22 | More by mojiboo02
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-29-2012 02:25:41 | More by laxer8811
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Austindh


5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-28-2012 02:31:50 | More by Austindh
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Samichez

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-25-2012 04:37:44 | More by Samichez
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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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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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


4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-17-2012 02:57:22 | More by mrterdferguson
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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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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cage and corked bottle generously provided by funkybottoms for purposes of this tasting. Very much appreciated to get the opportunity to try this. Funky sent me the gift set of the gingerbread stout in addition so I poured these into the GBS goblets.

A- Pours a hazy yellow with a generous white head. Minimal lacing retained on the glass.

S - Combines the components of both styles in that you get some of the traditional pumpkin profile but you also get the farmhouse yeast of the saison as well. I like pumpkin beers that are simply not spice bombs so I enjoy the craft here that Hardywood put into this one.

T - Similar to the aroma, in that I first get the saison when poured cold to start. Earthy and yeasty to some extent but as the beer sits and warms the traditional spices become more prominent. Nice contrast and the styles compliment. Earthy, fleshy, but with some farmhouse spice to it. They could have ramped up the pumpkin more and gotten away with it, but I liked what they did here.

M- Very nice. Not too thin and has a fullness to it.

O - A really nice beer here and one that I will definitely return to next year. I like the contrast in styles as opposed to simply drinking liquid nutmeg, clove, etc.

This is really more 4.25 for taste and overall, feel slightly guilty with just 4's across the board. I would like to try the bourbon version of this to see the addition of flavors from oak and vanilla.

A winner. Thanks funkyman for allowing me the opportunity to try. Please remember me next year.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 22:17:05 | More by Beerisheaven
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MidloRapid

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-06-2012 22:48:35 | More by MidloRapid
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jonphilipp


4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-01-2012 03:38:07 | More by jonphilipp
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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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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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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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dcloeren

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 23:52:19 | More by dcloeren
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-13-2012 02:25:11 | More by BeerForHokie
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-10-2012 00:37:32 | More by Rhettroactive
Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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