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Farmhouse Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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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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hyoung41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-05-2012 22:13:03 | More by hyoung41
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GFish

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-03-2012 19:23:08 | More by GFish
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tastybeerinmybelly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-01-2012 02:07:19 | More by tastybeerinmybelly
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-18-2012 00:12:08 | More by mhbarber
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-04-2012 20:07:05 | More by VeganUndead
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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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siege06nd

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter...

A. Pours a glowing, radiant orange red. Pretty thick and substantial eggshell head, about two fingers that settles to a half finger. Say what you will, but Hardywood beers always have an excellent head. Excellent lacing absolutely coats the glass. Quite a bit of sediment indicates I may have poured a little too aggressively. Lovely looking beer.

S. Mmmm, raw pumpkin, pumpkin pie crust, sugar cane, and some concentrated pear and grape flavors. The two styles complement themselves excellently, and this is most apparent in the nose. Quite literally like taking the foil off of a freshly baked pumpkin pie as you hold the glass of champagne in your hand and pick up the aromas from that as well. This beer is Thanksgiving. Wow.

T. Pie crust, pumpkin, citrus, grape, pear, some brown sugar. Excellent.

M. Medium-full bodied and pretty well-carbonated. Very good.

O. An excellent beer. I can't believe this hasn't been done a lot more often, because these two styles complement each other perfectly. The pumpkin and malt add a lot more depth to the saison, which complements the sweeter qualities of the roasted pumpkin. Truly a match made in heaven on this. Props for the beer, even moreso for the idea.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 23:48:33 | More by siege06nd
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Shilt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-26-2011 04:11:20 | More by Shilt
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nandemo1

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-18-2011 20:51:07 | More by nandemo1
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akakii

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-17-2011 23:25:00 | More by akakii
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nriech

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-16-2011 20:35:44 | More by nriech
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TechTriumph

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes on 11/15/11:
2011 release straight from the brewery; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Light caramel colored with an orange hue that is reminiscent of pumpkins; Two inch off-white soft, bubbly head that leaves minimal lacing; Decent head retention; Very cloudy appearance

S - Get mostly spices of cinnamon and ginger; Notes of pumpkin and rye are more of a sidekick, but maintain their presence

T - Lots of cinnamon and ginger, much like the smell; Again, pumpkin and rye are in there as well, but are less pronounced; Aftertaste is a little dry with flavors of rye and spices

M - Good carbonation; Very smooth going down; Slight dry finish; No hints of alcohol at all

O - I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to try this limited batch brew. This is a very good beer in every way - from the look to the smell/taste, and it's nice smooth quality. I thought the proportion of spices and pumpkin were on point as well. After having this beer, I am really excited for what Hardywood Park will create in the future, and am proud to have them located right in my hometown.

Serving type: growler

12-04-2011 18:41:05 | More by TechTriumph
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-29-2011 00:15:59 | More by Viciousknishs
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the brewery - tulip pour

Pours a very beautiful copper orange with massive head that rises to the perfect height on each pour. Lacing is nice, clarity is nice and just a tad hazy from the chill.

Smells great, got that saisony stank but it's subdued to a farmy smelling pumkin. perfect pairing.

Tastes amazingly smooth and grainy, the yeast here is just working so well in tandem with the pumpkin and spice flavors.

Feels so good and overall this is one of the best pumpkin brews i've had. This and the one from Williamsburg. call me a homer..

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 16:15:26 | More by engagechad
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-16-2011 14:58:28 | More by horrorspecialty
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n2185

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
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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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful amber with a white 2-finger head. Heavy lacing. Color is really something to behold. 4.5

S - Strong smells of clove, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of malt, yeast, and pumpkin. 4.0

T - Hardywood Park has created an excellent pumpkin ale that is neither overpoweringly sweet nor lacking in flavor. Begins with a slightly sweet pumpkin and cinnamon flavor, then dissolves into the more complex spices commonly associated with pumpkin pie. 5.0

M - Thick like an ale should be. Heavy-bodied with little carbonation...might be a bit too thick for some though. 4.0

O - I'm extremely impressed by Hardywood Park's Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale. Most pumpkin ales struggle between being too sweet and overspiced or dull and tasteless. I think they hit the nail right on the head with this brew and everyone should give it a try while it's still available. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 02:09:40 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.