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Baked Pumpkin Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company

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86
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Description: Have your pie and drink it too! Bold flavor with a deep amber color, our big Baked Pumpkin Ale is sure to remind you of Grandma's home made pumpkin pie.

(Beer added by: Cylinsier on 09-28-2013)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

djrn2, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Knapp85, Thursday at 04:14 AM
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Looks pretty clear caramel amber deep dark roasted notes as well with a cream khaki tan head forms nice and thick even speckled lacing is left behind.

Aroma rich pumpkin spice, caramel malts, pumpkin flesh a bit of crust notes…really works well together.

Flavor a spicy mix of booze and all spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg that all overshadow the pumpkin additions. That harsh perfume like character is out of balance here and makes it much more difficult to enjoy than some of the better versions that have more balance.

Mouthfeel is a bit harsh heavy spice notes really kill the palate and basically fatigue sets in after a few different versions of this same pumpkin ale style the good wants stand out and the bad and the average kind of run together.

Overall impression is it is drinkable but not stand out amongst the group of pumpkin ales I’ve had this year.

WVbeergeek, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

oriolesfan4, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

InspectorBob, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

woodychandler, Nov 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ejimhof, Friday at 01:18 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

wrightst, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

ShanePB, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +5%

I paid $3.50 for the single always love trying new pumpkin ales regardless of already having a favorite (Night Owl)

A - Pours a very deep amber brown hue, clear with a solid 1/2 inch of opaque colored head that doesn't fizz out in seconds so yeah!
S - Smell is balanced no overbearing cinnamon or nutmeg, smells rather sweet with a vanilla dough like sweetness. I taste.
T - Quite good the cinnamon is a bit heavy but it masks the vegital bite of the pumpkin pretty well. Its sweet but not Pumking sweet giving a bit of malty crust like body and vanilla like dough.
M - Medium bodied sort of chewy really digging that its not overall bitter.

Overall it meets my expectations of balanced malt to spices and its doesn't have a super heavy hop profit (malty like it should be) I would have this again if approached with a six pack.

DrDemento456, Friday at 12:30 AM
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from growler into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an orange copper color with a one finger off white head composed of big carbonation bubbles. The head fades rather quickly leaving a faint level of foam on the surface of the beer and a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma big of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Along with the huge spice smell is a rather strong roasted pumpkin smell. Mixed with these are some lighter and sweeter aromas and a biscuit smell. The sweeter aromas are a mix of brown sugar and caramel, with the overall aroma taking on a heavily spiced pumpkin pie aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth roasted pumpkin flavor with some brown sugar and biscuit mixed within. Right from the start the spice is quite strong with all the spice aromas that were detected in the nose in the flavor as well. As the taste advances the spice gets even stronger, with the addition of a bit of clove to the taste. Along with the spice getting stronger so too does some of the sweeter and roasted flavors, with some molasses coming to the tongue. In the end some hop flavors of a grassy, earthy and citrus nature come to the tongue, and with a decently strong boozy taste coming to the tongue one is left with a heavily spiced and roasted rummy pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that was rather average to just below average. Both were rather nice for the roasted, spiced and boozy tastes of the brew and helped make it a rather slower sipper.

Overall – This beer is rather heavily spiced, big of roasty pumpkin pie and decently heavy of some rum. Not super balanced, but a rather interesting slow sipping pumpkin beer.

Darkmagus82, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ShemRahBoo, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

st9647v3, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

tommyguz, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

IdrinkGas, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

millerbuffoon, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

muskiesman, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Morey, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

whatname, Today at 12:26 PM
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4/5  rDev +5%

bigfnjoe, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Orange / amber with hardly any head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, pie crust, pumpkin, and light spices.

Taste
Caramel and toasted pie crust with additional candy sugars. Pumpkin guts and puree with light spicing. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, balanced, and refreshing.

Overall
Very pumpkin and malt forward. Lighter spicing than most Pumpkin beers...thank God.

justintcoons, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

bubseymour, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%

12 oz.

Pours a clear orange brown. Off-white lacing for a head.

Smells of baked pumpkin pie with some cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. A little brown sugar sweetness as well.

Flavor is of brown sugar, sweet pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and buttered toast.

Medium body with a soft carbonation on the tongue.

A pretty tasty pumpkin ale, definitely one of the better ones I've had, though not quite stellar, but more than worth trying and very easy to drink. Hides the strength well. Tends towards the dessert end of pumpkin ales. Definitely worth trying and hopefully something I'll get to try again soon.

Cylinsier, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

mpalestino, Oct 07, 2013
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Baked Pumpkin Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.