Baked Pumpkin Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +19.3%
On draft at the brewery... again. Deep amber color, full tan head, right level of spice, with vegetative hop notes and caramel on the nose, which works great for a pumpkin brew. Medium bodied, and less spice on the palate than I expected. On the finish- great spice and vanilla flavor. As I said, just a really excellent, well-made autumn brew and great representation of the pumpkin style from Lancaster Brewing.
09-30-2013 01:50:49 | More by DocBrewroo
3.49/5 rDev -9.1%
bottled 9/25, poured into a Crooked Stave goblet.
Pours an amber clear body with minimal white head which quickly diffuses to nothing, no lacing.
Smell is pumpkin forward with cinnamon and brown sugar akin to a pumpkin pie, as the name might suggest. Some nutmeg and ginger, with other assorted fall spices.
Taste really falls short of the nice aroma. Little pumpkin taste is present, much more stale, bready, with unpleasant bitterness. Not much spice flavoring either. Lingering bready taste.
Mouthfeel is light to medium but leaves a heavy and dry finish on the palate. Moderate carbonation. Not very smooth.
Overall, A great smelling beer, but that's about where it ends. There are better tasting pumpkin beers easily accessible.
11-17-2013 21:30:13 | More by MCain04
3.86/5 rDev +0.5%
I initially tried this beer on-tap at the brewpub, but I prefer not to geek out and write reviews at the bar if I can help it, so this review is for the bottled version.
This is a very dark pumpkin beer! The two-plus fingers of dense, foamy head were tawny, but with an orangish tint. Color was a deep-copper (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-plus quality clarity, enabling me to peer into the future where I saw my 30-year high school class reunion on Saturday. Nose had an odd eggnog-like smell, putting it squarely in the nutmeg realm, which is different. I have had some that were overboard on cinnamon before, but not nutmeg-forward. The sticky lacing that began to appear was going to require a jackhammer to remove. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was very nutmeg-forward and this reminded me more of an eggnog-type of beer than of pumpkin pie. That said, this was better than many that I have drank during this year's pumpkin ale season. Finish was dry, thanks to all of the spices, but not gaspingly dry.
11-29-2013 01:25:05 | More by woodychandler
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
Pours a brownish-copper with a finger of fluffy beige head that dissipated quickly. There is a subtle note of pumpkin in the nose along with some spice. The pumpkin is also present in the flavor profile along with nutmeg and other pie spices. There is a sweet smooth vanilla note on the finish. This is a very nice seasonal offering from my home state of PA.
10-24-2013 03:24:58 | More by 57md
4.36/5 rDev +13.5%
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Consumed 1/29/14 (Maybe 4 to 6 months old)
Orange / amber with hardly any head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.
Pumpkin meat and pie crust with hints of allspice and cinnamon.
Sweet pumpkin meatiness with a lightly toasted pie crust. Bready with notes of pumpkin rind. Nice layers to the maltiness with additional notes of biscuit, Munich malts and sprinkles of candy sugar. Subtle hints of allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Medium bodied, smooth, crisp and semi-dry.
Tastes great despite being past its prime. Well balanced with a complex maltiness and a nice pumpkin taste. I'll definitely be buying fresh bottles this year.
02-06-2014 19:28:33 | More by justintcoons
4.7/5 rDev +22.4%
Look: Poured into a tulip, it's a deep, orange, copper color. Pours with a white fluffy head.
Smell: Sweet pumpkin spices, cinnamon, wheaty malts,
Taste: Very sweet Pumpkin spice flavor upfront and it follows all the way through to the end. You can taste the malts, but pumpkin is very upfront and dominates the taste of this beer. Excellent stuff!
Feel: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Just right.
Overall: This rivals Southern Tier Pumking. It's not quite as sweet and spicy as Pumpking, but it has more of an authentic pumpkin pie flavor. I didn't expect to like it this much. The steaming pumpkin pie lable is spot on to how this beer tastes. It's excellent!
08-20-2014 23:50:35 | More by EvoRich
Baked Pumpkin Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
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