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Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Johnny Rails Pumpkin AleJohnny Rails Pumpkin Ale

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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 141
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 31.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Morey on 08-03-2013

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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 141
Reviews by DeFaz:
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3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with a medium head that leaves pretty good retention. Smell is faint pumpkin and mild spice. Flavors of butter, pumpkin, cinnamon, and faint alcohol. Spice is on the lower end, with some cinnamon and brown sugar barely detectable. Pumpkin flavor is alright but doesn't really jump out at me. The mouthfeel, while on the thinner side, has just enough body to make this softer pumpkin ale go down very, very easy. While I prefer a thicker pumpkin ale, this seems to work, likely in large part because this tastes like a session beer with the alcohol concealed so mischievously. Overall, it's a good beer, one that won't appease those looking for strong pumpkin and spice seekers but one that will work well for a late August barbecue like the one I had today.

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Photo of Brenden
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is, appropriately, orange, clear and bright. It's got a small, bubbly off-white head that shows above-average retention and decent spotty lace.
There's a good focus on pumpkin flesh here, countered by kitchen spices. The aroma isn't particularly sweet, and the flavor is slightly sweeter. The aroma holds well, but the flavor goes thin and flat at the end. Still, it holds fairly well and the components one should find in a pumpkin beer are here, if not simplistically.
The feel is crisp but not overly biting in a firm medium body with a pretty good smoothness to it.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of wattoclone
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft during the Oktoberfest Tasting at the Washington House in Sellersville, PA.

Clear orange with a small white head. Mild pumpkin pie aroma with the usual spices and roasted pumpkin. A mild and very drinkable pumpkin with a nice balance of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, hints of brown sugar and buttery crust in the finish. No hops were apparent. A very sessionable pumpkin that goes well with dinner or dessert.

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1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

The appearance of this beer, well it pours into my chalice forming a slightly hazed copper amber body with a light beige head, which dwindles rather quickly and leaves behind minimal lacing.

Aroma, has caramelized malts with pumpkin cream character, and spice lingering with each sniff.

Flavor is a bit too buttery, the creamy pumpkin notes and mild spices are nice, but a heavy thick butterscotch component sends it over the edge for me.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied cloying sweetness lingers with mild spices that make you want to scrape your tongue to get rid of it.

Overall, I can’t appreciate something like this with that much lingering sweetness and abrasive spice notes, even compared to the other pumpkin ales out there it’s again in the middle of the road for me.

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3.96/5  rDev +13.5%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Bdel34
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mmink27
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CAD22
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLISON01
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DrDietz
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of metter98
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving only delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkins are present in the nose along with hints of pumpkin pie spices.
T: The overall taste has a bit of sweetness and seems to have flavors mostly resembling that of pumpkin pie.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a sweet version of pumpkin pie and seems like it could have used a little more spices to help lend some complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.