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Baked Pumpkin Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of EvoRich
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%

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!

EvoRich, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of SamiDavis
4/5  rDev +5%

SamiDavis, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ShemRahBoo, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Prototype_IPA
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Prototype_IPA, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +5%

salthemonster, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rojada1988, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Tankbonnies
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

Tankbonnies, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

IdrinkGas, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Consumed 1/29/14 (Maybe 4 to 6 months old)

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

Nose
Pumpkin meat and pie crust with hints of allspice and cinnamon.

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, crisp and semi-dry.

Overall
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.

justintcoons, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of JMohl3
4/5  rDev +5%

JMohl3, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of HRamz3
3/5  rDev -21.3%

HRamz3, Dec 19, 2013
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
Photo of MCain04
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

MCain04, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ConradKenney, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Roland45s
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Roland45s, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

This beer has copper color body with a small fizzy head. The aroma is strong of spice, and brown sugar. The taste has a sweet taste to it, with some sugar and pumpkin coming through but not spice not like the aroma. The mouthfeel i think is perfect, smooth and not overly heavy. Overall it is a good pumpkin beer.

chefhatt, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of james582
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

james582, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of RandyKemka
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

RandyKemka, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

tommyguz, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of UHCougar12
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

UHCougar12, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of 57md
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

57md, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of StaindProject86
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

StaindProject86, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of partyanimal
4/5  rDev +5%

partyanimal, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

KJ2013, Oct 15, 2013
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
Baked Pumpkin Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.