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Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice AlePainted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale

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85
very good

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 18
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Available: September.

(Beer added by: beerwolf77 on 09-24-2009)
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is a dark amber shade capped with a fluffy white head that settles into a foamy mass similar to a pint of Guinness. Good retention and great overall appearance. Aroma carries bold spices: heavy on nutmeg, with cinnamon, cloves and ginger, as well as some sweet amber malt in the background.

As in aroma, the flavor is very spice dominant and the pumpkin pretty subtle. Definitely on the sweeter side, but not sickeningly so like some pumpkin beers. Malt is not very distinctive, but holds things together nicely. Mouthfeel is full and sticky, drying out toward the finish leaving lingering woody spice. Carbonation is medium to heavy, but not excessive.

The pethora of spices in this one make it more of a sipper than a swigger. I'm pretty neutral on pumpkin beers, but this is one of the few I make an effort to purchase. It seems to hit the right spices pretty hard without tasting terribly artificial.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 04:31:07 | More by GeezLynn
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-27-2014 00:01:30 | More by GABrew
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-18-2014 04:38:56 | More by oso
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jlee185

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-04-2014 15:40:56 | More by jlee185
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a tulip glass. Bottled on date Sept. 15, 2013.

The beer pours with little foam action, and only a white ring covers the top of the pumpkin ale. The opaque body is a glowing ruddy-orange with maple syrup highlights.

I could smell the spicing as soon as I cracked this one, and it was enticing! Very sweet nose with graham cracker, white bread, candied ginger, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Some very subtle clove also shows up with some agitation.

The palate of flavors begin with the graham cracker quality meshing with some earthiness and a subtle metallic flavor. The malt is more wheaty on the palate as well, not nearly as sweet. It is here that the allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon really come out in the finish, with a touch of vanilla. At first brush, this is disappointing because of the decadent nature of the nose, but it grows on the drinker.

Watery and slick over the tongue, with a decent and medium heft. A little dry with average flavor retention on the cheeks.

Painted Ladies is a worthy pumpkin ale that is well spiced and graced with a dessert-y pumpkin pie nose. Usually, highly spiced pumpkin's have an issue of being far too thin to support the flavors, but Tyranena's offering has no such problem thankfully. I would certainly have this pumpkin again!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 10:02:16 | More by Pintofbrown
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-27-2013 18:04:30 | More by Kaveman
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-24-2013 18:07:42 | More by stereosforgeeks
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-13-2013 05:14:34 | More by XmnwildX12
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-03-2013 01:12:57 | More by RichH55
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-01-2013 18:56:38 | More by NooseJustice
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Kerne

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-23-2013 21:02:59 | More by Kerne
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Jackofallbrews

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Sweet maltiness. Definite nutmeg up front with hint of ginger and allspice. An earthy note present as it warms, but not extreme.

Appearance: Crystal clear copper color. Large off-white head that is very persistent.

Flavor: Sweet and malty but not cloying. As with aroma, the nutmeg is front and center, with an allspice/clove "burn" coming up last. This has a slightly astringent earthy or musty finish, but doesn't detract from overall enjoyment too much. I think that flavor is the actual pumpkin in the beer. The spicing on this one is borderline too high.

Overall: Not a bad beer. Probably the best beer I've had from Tyranena in a while. I honestly had kind of written them off over the past few years after I'd tried a couple of duds. This one is high on the spices, so if you hate them then you likely won't like this beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 18:57:14 | More by Jackofallbrews
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-06-2013 01:12:44 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

11-03-2013 14:58:59 | More by larryarms847
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ClementiPizzeria

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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traviswhillier

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-19-2013 03:06:46 | More by traviswhillier
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear amber, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Very spice heavy, lots of cinnamon, tad bit of pumpkin but not much,

T-Like the nose, spice heavy. Some pumpkin in the finish. Not much else, no bitterness.

M-Light, not much carbonation, tad watery as well.

O-Another run of the mill pumpkin beer, that being said run of the mill means really good to me because of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 23:19:13 | More by rlee1390
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einman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-16-2013 01:41:14 | More by einman
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-12-2013 14:09:29 | More by Mervjahn
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-11-2013 17:23:57 | More by scottwurst
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Bobk80

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

10-09-2013 18:19:29 | More by Bobk80
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear burnt orange color with a minimal off-white head that soon settles into a ring of soapy froth around the periphery. Huge pumpkin spice notes are evident in the nose, featuring cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as a present caramel sweetness.

Unfortunately, the taste doesn't quite live up to the pleasing aroma. The sweetness is cloying and disjointed from the spices, and the body is too thin to provide a suitable substrate for either. There's also a surprising amount of alcohol on the back end, along with a rote, resinous bitterness. The carbonation lends a creamy quality that's pleasant, but that's about the most positive thing I can say about this beer.

I have a fair amount of respect for Tyranena, but this is not one of their better offerings. On the whole, it comes off as something of a naive and unwieldy attempt at the style--sugar and spice, but not so much nice, unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 02:27:22 | More by MaximalC
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-06-2013 20:15:30 | More by Gagnonsux
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-04-2013 02:44:26 | More by ssimpson89
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-03-2013 03:34:48 | More by CTJman
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Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
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