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Heartland Brewery Smiling Pumpkin Ale - Heartland Brewery Union Square

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Heartland Brewery Smiling Pumpkin Ale
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heartland Brewery Union Square visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-04-2004)
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of mdfb79
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 10/06/12 notes.

a - Pours a deep orange amber color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spice, pepper, nutmeg, pumpkin, bread, grains, and wheat. Lots of spice, and light on the pumpkin. Pretty average.

t - Tastes of spice, cloves, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumkin, bread, grains, dough, biscuit malts. A little more pumpkin than the nose, but still spicy.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and seems like a pretty low ABV beer.

o - Overall a pretty average pumpkin ale. Lots of spice to it and not enough pumpkin/gingerbread for me. Wouldn't seek it out again with out great options available everywhere, unless you really love pumpkin beers and are at the brewpub.

mdfb79, Oct 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of BeerLover99
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: dark amber/orange body, trace head, zero lacing

S: big nutmeg and cinnamon nose, little pumpkin

T: sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, light malt
hint of pumpkin in crisp finish

M: light body, crisp dry mouth

O: Disappointed, think it needed more body
and more pumpkin.

OK, FINE NEWBIE BREW!

BeerLover99, Oct 24, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Heartland Chophouse, NYC, NY

A pleasant, spicy pumpkin ale. Pours orange-brown with a decent off-white head. Spicy aroma, sweet malts. Pumpkin pie taste but not too strong, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, sweet caramel malts, barely any hops noticeable. Medium mouthfeel, and drinkable; pleasant in autumn.

Rifugium, May 11, 2011
Photo of clayrock81
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a one finger offwhite head on top of a seethru orangish, brownish body with a tad bit of lace. Nice smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin with touches of pepper. A good pumpkin taste with caramel malt complemented by cinnamon and pepper, but the taste is light and a tad watery body. Worse, the alcohol pokes through a little and has a not too pleasant backbite. Not a bad pumpkin ale but not exactly my cup of tea.

clayrock81, Oct 14, 2009
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3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1" head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: little aroma as some soft caramel sweetness is all one can detect here.

Taste: caramel, light pumpkim flavor, some hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, and a soft bitterness level.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth at the finish.

Drinkability: this beer was decent for the season, but the flavors were a bit muted and needs to be kicked up a bit.

Gavage, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery in the Empire State Building...
Pours a cream-colored, orange hue with slight carbonation and a minor head that quickly dissipated...
Loads of cloves, ginger, and nutgmeg up front... The taste, likewise, danced with spices... gingerbread, definite pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel,
easily drinkable, clocking in at about 5.5% ABV...
Not bad...

dsa7783, Nov 23, 2008
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Heartland Brewery Smiling Pumpkin Ale from Heartland Brewery Union Square
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.