Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by vette2006c5r:
1.58/5 rDev -58.2%
Painted ladies pours a dark cooper with a nice head. There is a sugary water aroma; no pumpkin. The taste is very weak, has a sugar water flavor, a strange rotten taste. Couldn't finish drinking one, weak taste, and a rotten flavor made it very hard to drink, Overall this is clearly just a stay away beer, cant say much good about this one.
11-25-2012 06:49:37 | More by vette2006c5r
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3.15/5 rDev -16.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Bells tulip
It pours a deep amber, dark copper with a really head that barely even forms before dying. No lacing a tall.
The aroma is pretty light on the pumpkin pie spices, pretty malty with some distinct caramel coming through. A little bit of alcohol is detected when the beer warms.
Flavor-wise, the spicing is one again pretty light and a sweet caramel malts stick out. The finish has kind of a sharp metallic thing to it which isn't pleasant. The overall flavor profile is pretty simplistic and straightforward. The body is medium/full and the carb level is a little too high for my liking.
10-24-2010 02:32:17 | More by weatherdog
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
Purchased from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI. Pours a hazy reddish orange with a thin off-white head. The aroma is spot on for a pumpkin pie. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavors of spicy malt and pumpkin pie spices that last far into the finish. Great drinkability.
01-07-2010 18:49:10 | More by blackearth
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
Autumnal orange/red with a half inch of khaki creamy bubbles on top. Lots of active carbonation. Looks good in the glass. Aromas of smooth amber malts with a slight nutty / caramel accent. Pumpkin meat, cinnamon and ginger upfront with a nice dose of nutmeg as well. Quite spicy but not overly so.
First sip is smooth caramel and slightly nutty malts. Vegetal pumpkin meat with a nice balance of spice. Cinnamon, nutmeg and spicy ginger as it rolls down. There is enough malt to balance it out though for me. Lingering pumpkin spice on the finish. Tasty fall brew.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied - smooth - creamy - easy drinking. I enjoyed this pumpkin ale and was glad to see it bottled this year. Maybe a bit spicy for some but worked well for me. I will hope to see it again next year!
11-25-2009 02:29:01 | More by orbitalr0x
3.4/5 rDev -10.1%
(Served in a straight sided mug)
A- This beer has a clear reddish-brown body with a thin tan creamy head that last a bit and a sea of strong carbonation.
S- This beer has a soft dry caramel malt note with a softer dry spice note.
T- The soft sweetness mixes with a soft spice heat that has a slight banana quality. It finishes with a light bitterness from hops that grows just a bit as the beer open ups.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a soft fizz.
D- This beer has a soft malt and spice flavor that is a bit odd together but to subtle to really taste.
12-02-2009 22:45:16 | More by rhoadsrage
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
I've been very disappointed in the past few years searching for a pumpkin 'fall harvesty' brew.
Pleasantly stumble on this one ontap. Since tap was gone in 1 day, bottles will suffice.
The aroma for me is like putting my schnoz over a pumpkin pie. In saying this, I really don't get alot. But I'm not really expecting much either.
Nothing overbearing here. Noticeable traits of mace. Other spices of cinnamon and allspice do meld well together though, with a saccharinly sweet pumpkin aftertaste (in a good way). I close my eyes and pick out notes of vanilla and brown sugar leading me to imagine and taste the 'bready' flaky crust.
Creamy finish coats the palate and taste does linger.
Enjoyed taking my time with this. I do not want the taste of pumpkin puree in my mouth, but I do want a pumpkin spiced brew that delivers. Tyranena has ended my search and look forward to next year!
11-12-2012 18:05:42 | More by joeseppy
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
Dark amber-orange in color, and essentially clear, topped with a drooping pale tan froth.
Crusty, lightly sweet malty aroma, with a good showing from the usual pumpkin pie spices. The aroma is loud (as are the spices), but thoroughly balanced by the weighty malt load.
A toasty, lightly nutty and caramelly maltiness provide a canvas for the (in order of magnitude:)nutmeg, allspice, ginger, clove, and cinnamon. Over time, the malt gathers sweeter, with honey and a bigger pronounciation from caramel. Spicing stays loud, but never obnoxious. It concludes with a blurt of astringency and low-level alcoholic flare.
Medium-full in the mouth with a sluggish but steady carbonation. It's a bit of a bruiser in the Pumpkin Ale class. It's not likely to usurp the (Pum)King, but it's a contender.
11-13-2009 06:45:21 | More by cokes
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
Attractive rusty amber, with fair carbonation and no lace. Underwhelming.
The aroma, however, makes up for it. I get straight-up pumpkin pie. Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon...Mmm.
Tasting reveals a nicely-balanced spice (nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon) and pumpkin character. Seems heavy, in a good way. Painted Ladies is a savory and delicious beer for pumpkin pie lovers.
I really liked this one, and makes me forget Dogfish's Punkin Ale (which I can't get this year). If you enjoy pumpkin ales, try this!
10-05-2011 17:20:11 | More by secondtooth
4.28/5 rDev +13.2%
12oz bottle, scooped a sixer of this new release from jenny st a week ago
appearance: served in a tyranena imperial pint glass, nice dark copper/amber body with a nice creamy beige crest
smell: adequately spiced - ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. pumpkin pie, light herbal hops, nutty caramel body
taste: very drinkable and quite balanced - nice pumpkin pie flavor profile with very nicely executed spicing - ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. bready and malty with a nice hop compliment. as expected, a winner from tyranena and one of the better pumpkin ales out there
mouthfeel: very nice, smooth and crisp, creamy finish
10-05-2009 01:08:41 | More by dirtylou
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
Pours a clearish, pale copper brown. The head is a finger thick and mostly offwhite. It's got good retention, a variety of different sized bubbles, and leaves a sticky lace. Higher points for less clarity.
Mostly malt and seasonal spices like cinnamon, all spice and cloves. Not really a pumpkin scent, more pumpkin spice than anything, but regardless, I'll take it.
Taste follows the lead of the smell. A good malt backbone for the different Autumn spices to work from.
Very creamy feel, surprising given all the spices. Unexpectedly smooth. Lots of spice, some malty sweetness. No real hop presence, but faint bitterness from the spice. No carbonation, no crispness, instead a nice sticky finish. A bit of alcohol heat deep in the swallow.
Overall this is one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Easy to drink, alcohol is moderate to taste and feel, but will sneak up on you. I like it.
12-19-2012 03:05:59 | More by RickS95
3.63/5 rDev -4%
12oz bottle via trade (from Tumpster I believe), poured into a pint glass.
Pours a translucent medium amber color with a thick, creamy beige head and great lacing.
Aroma is nice with spices, pumpkin bread, and caramel.
Flavor is pretty solid and fairly well-balanced, not overspiced. Pumpkin bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, caramel malt, and a little alcohol.
Medium body with some spiciness on the palate.
Drinkability is above average. Overall a good example of a pumpkin beer, but not quite one of the best.
12-30-2009 03:36:15 | More by nickd717
4.2/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured from 12oz bottle. Very glad to try this one out!
A- Poured a amberish coppery orange color if that makes sense. One finger off white head that shows light retention. No real lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- This is pretty much spot on for a pumpkin pie. Lots of nutmeg with a hint of cinnamon. Crusty grain aroma blends well with a balance of pumpkin. Overall not too spice forward and vice versa. A great smelling pumpkin ale.
T- Spice forward from the first sip. Nutmeg and some light notes of cinnamon with allspice as well. There is a sweet caramel malt base to this that works well with the flavor overall. Pumpkin highlights blend almost perfect with the malt base. I can taste hints of pie crust but I just may want to think that with the flavor of this beer.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Spices left on the palate with light caramel malts. Aftertaste is pumpkin forward with light spicing and a touch of alcohol. Flavors were well blended overall for the beer. Alcohol had medium drying on the palate. Clean and crisp tasting throughout.
D- A sixer please?? This beer was fantastic and to be honest I would love to drink this one year around. A highlight in the pumpkin quest I have given myself this year. Looking forward to this beer next year and the years to come.
10-22-2010 02:03:16 | More by alleykatking
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
A- Pours a nice orange brown color with a white head.
S- Smell of brown sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg.
T-Taste of pumpkin and spices and brown sugar overlaying the taste.
S- Moist very settle not over carb just right for this beer.
D- Pretty good from Wisy land. But I had so many pumpkin beers this year it's warring me out.
12-11-2010 06:04:40 | More by SamuelJackson45
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured In: Snifter
I can't believe I'm just now getting to review this. I was sipping on these throughout the Fall, but the constant acquiring of new beer put this on the back burner. Time to do this proper.
Appearance: The pour is a bronze and burnt orange color with absolutely no head showing up. No lace on the side of the glass and the beer is just ever so slightly effervescent.
Smell: A bit o' pumpkin, allspice, clove and nutmeg. The malt does come out as well; smells like caramel malt.
Taste: The tasting starts out with the spices coming through right away. More allspice, clove and nutmeg. The caramel malt starts to come through in the middle and the tasting finishes with sweet spice lingering on the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied. Carbonation level was actually maybe a bit on the low side for the more thin body.
Drinkability: Pumpkin beers are not my favorite style, but in the Autumn they sure do hit the spot. Cool breeze, colorful leaves and the sense of excitement from the Summer starts to come to an end. Granted, I'm a handful of months late for that to be the case today, but Tyranena's raising of the glass to pumpkin beer will end up in my crate again.
02-25-2011 01:11:05 | More by Ek0nomik
4.28/5 rDev +13.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic.
7.5% ABV, Bottled on 14SEP12
A - A tall but quiet pour releases a plump off-white head which drops slowly while caking the nonic in sheets of lace. Fully clear, Painted Ladies is a very beautiful deep orange amber in color.
S - A delectable cream and vanilla caramel sweetness wafts out gloriously with an incredibly balanced spice background. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice all but masks the muted fresh pumpkin that lingers near the background. Lightly toasted malts hold the pie-like aroma together like a flaky crust with thick bread nuances.
T - The flavor is just as complex as the aroma if not more so, though it's more nuanced and starts with that same sweetness the aroma starts with - cream and vanilla with the toasted caramel malts adding their two bits. The spices are delicate as opposed to in-your-face and the roasted pumpkin lingers on the back of the tongue with balance.
M - Smooth and borderline creamy, Painted Ladies is a medium bodied ale that's full flavored and well balanced. The spices play quietly on the palate as the dry, earthy and soft-spoken hop finish kicks in and drops away with a light carbonation tingle.
O - Tyranena manages to craft a wonderful pumpkin ale that fits the fall bill almost perfectly, replicating a creamy pumpkin pie without overdoing the spice or pumpkin characteristics. Smooth and drinkable, this is a terrific fall treat.
11-06-2012 00:21:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.2/5 rDev +11.1%
Appearance - Light amber. Slight haze. Medium off white head that quickly dissipates.
Smell - Sweet spicy (pumpkin pie spicy) malt. Nutmeg seems pretty prominent. Appetizing if a bit sweet-smelling for a beer.
Taste - Sweet malt backed by ample spice. Pumpkin is very apparent as is the spice mix. I'm getting mostly nutmeg and/or cloves.
Mouthfeel - Medium.
Drinkability - Better than I expected, but I wouldn't drink these all year even if I could. It's a nice special occasion beer that nicely evokes the Halloween-Thanksgiving time of year. I wouldn't expect less from one of Wisconsin's best breweries.
11-09-2010 04:43:35 | More by scaliasux
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.