Spiced Harvest Ale - Fordham Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jeffreysan:
4.06/5 rDev +16.3%
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a pretty, hazy golden amber, that it speckled with orange highlights and a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass as well as formed wispy clouds that collected in the center of the top of the beer.
Aroma: Strong aroma of spices: all-spice, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, pumpkins.
Taste: Wow! Very savory pumpkin flavor up front, followed by some slight sweetness and finished by tons of spices like all-spice, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar, caramel, molasses and slight hints of vanilla. All nicely balanced out by a malty backbone and slightly bittering hops. Delicious!
Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.6%, there’s no presence of alcohol on the palate.
Overall: Jesus, this is an excellent beer! Tons of pumpkins and spices without being overly sweet, more like savory. Absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely have to add this to my pumpkin ale rotation!
10-29-2013 23:36:28 | More by Jeffreysan
More User Reviews:
2.93/5 rDev -16%
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange/light brown with a small white head on top, not much retention at all, leaving a very thin cap around the edge. Not much lacing either.
S: Up front there is light pumpkin spice, some cinnamon and cloves but beneath that there a slight chemical aroma, it kind of reminds me of the smell of a brand new tennis ball.
T: Again, some faint pumpkin spice upfront, a little pumpkin pie spice, but then the flavor drops off.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very dry finish.
O: An average fall beer, probably not something I will seek out again.
09-16-2012 01:10:29 | More by mdaschaf
3.6/5 rDev +3.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Hazy light brown brew with nice yellowish head, a bit of lace.
Yummy spicy aroma, clove, cinnamon and allspice. Nice balance of maltiness, not sweet, carries the spicy flavor. No real detectable pumpkin for me, which is fine. A nice diversion if you are like spiced beer...fairly well done and drinkable, smooth mouthfeel.
10-14-2012 22:53:44 | More by kenito799
3.48/5 rDev -0.3%
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Pours hazy orange with a thin white head that fades to a very slight haze. Pretty nice pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice aromas. Fairly authentic, pumpkin-y without smelling like a Yankee Candle. Taste is similar well balanced between the spice and pumpkin, with more cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Very drinkable, not too sweet, and the pumpkin is again pretty nice. Medium-thin bodied, with good carbonation. Pretty nice Pumpkin beer, no issues here.
10-09-2012 03:02:20 | More by jsanford
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
A: cloudy, copper colored with hints of orange around the edges. Off-white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a slight ring to the end.
S: nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, honey
T: mild pumpkin with pumpkin pie spices... Allspice.
M: finish was smooth and mild. Refreshing good fall beer.
10-12-2012 21:33:37 | More by Giggy
3.98/5 rDev +14%
A - Not the prettiest looking ale. Hazelnut brown, hazy with tiny floaties of sediment. Head was a 1/4 inch but pull back to almost nothing. No sticky lace.
S - Very pleasant I love the addition of ginger it makes it smell fresh and crisp. If I were to pick out anything else it would be nutmeg, cinnamon, and some vanilla malt.
T - Very tasty stuff in fact it does taste better than most pumpkin spiced beers I had this year. Zippy fresh ginger, sweet malts, and a constant blended cinnamon/nutmeg combo. Love the addition of honey in small doses it makes for an enjoyable beer.
M - Light to medium. Sweet, spiced, delicious.
Overall recommended and a great pumpkin beer! Hope to see it again in greater quantities next year.
12-06-2012 02:18:42 | More by DrDemento456
3.35/5 rDev -4%
A: Pours a slightly hazy dark copper to light brown in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall dense off-white head that reduces quickly to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of spices - clove, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger along with some sugary sweetness.
T: Moderate amounts of malts upfront with some sugary sweetness followed by lots of spices - cinnamon, clove, allspice, and ginger. Very little bitterness is present.
M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.
O: Enjoyable but perhaps not my favorite fall seasonal beer - gotten from a neighbor during Hurricane Sandy while the power was out. I would have another but probably not go out of my way to find it.
11-04-2012 19:49:26 | More by dbrauneis
3.6/5 rDev +3.2%
Enjoyed a sample of this beer at the What’s up Chesapeake Beer Madness 2012
A: Poured a dark orange-copper hue with a slight fizzy white head.
S: Lots of spices and pumpkin aroma.
T: Spicy pumpkin flavor – with hints of ginger, nutmeg, coriander, all-spice, and pumpkin spice.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: Interesting take on a pumpkin beer – not my favorite but worth a try.
10-01-2012 03:31:51 | More by ckollias
3.55/5 rDev +1.7%
A - an orange fall looking color with lots of fizzy bubbles visible. A thin half finger head leaves behind light lacing.
S - spices and more spices. Nutmeg is the big standout among the other typical fall spices.
T - mildly malty sweet with an explosion of spices. It tastes like a ginger bread cookie crossed with a pumpkin pie except that the actual pumpkin is greatly lacking. Not bad for a spicy fall beer, but it is not a pumpkin beer.
M - clean, crisp, well carbonated and light.
D - fairly easy drinking if you like the spices.
I can see having this again when I can get it fresher in the fall.
05-31-2012 22:46:18 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Spiced Harvest Ale from Fordham Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.