Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company
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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
2.1/5 rDev -44.4%
A- Uniform bubble distribution on par with apple juice poured aggressively into a glass. Dissipates all too quickly leaving the same sized bubbles floating along the edges with the barest hints of what used to be the head. The barest amounts of lacing stuck about on the walls of the glass. Body is off-ruby at best, turbid like all pumpkin ales. There is no sign of carbonation from the depths of this beer.
S- Interesting. The first note is this sherry like apple aroma. Hints of grapes. Tad bit of alcohol presence. This is a pumpkin beer? The only hint of baking spices and pumpkin is in the middle of it having some earthy tendencies I equate to butternut squash. I'm dissappointed. If this wasn't classified as a Pumpkin ale it probably would have scored better.
T- Again, there is this grape and apple mixture that is hinted with the bare flavors of squash. Not even really pumpkin, but general squash. Right before the finish there is a mild hop character that leads into the mild ending. For leftover flavors we have bitter hops and some ginger.
As it warms the squash becomes the barest hint of a pumpkin flavor. It is lacking still, even with noticing it... you can't call it a pumpkin beer if the flavor feels like an after thought.
M- Overly carbonated to the point of distracting from how uncharacteristic this pumpkin beer is. Moderate body.
D- If I want a pumpkin beer, I would never drink this. It isn't even a pumpkin beer. It better have been an infected batch or bottle, because if this is what pumpkin should be, no one has had it right except them. If you overlook its trangressions, it isn't that bad. Just not to style.
10-28-2010 01:07:27 | More by Khazadum
2.23/5 rDev -41%
Aroma:Some light spicy notes.
Appearance:Pale orange in color.
Taste:I'm not impressed with the flavor on this one. It's got some malt and spice notes, but there's absolutely no pumpkin flavor.
Mouthfeel:Light to medium body. Good carbonation.
Drinkability:It's a sub-par pumpkin beer.
03-01-2011 16:44:15 | More by fear025
2.63/5 rDev -30.4%
Good looking dark orange boardering on brown with a creamy tan/off white head. Any kind of beer-like aroma is quickly overpowered by the cinamon, nutmeg pumpkin pie spice. I know this style is supposed to be spiced in this way, but it is a little too much. Smooth thick, creamy sweetness on the palate that instantly gets pushed out of the way by the spice. Very thick creamy mouthfeel, a lot of body in this beer. This is not bad for a one and done change of pace desert beer for the fall. Would probably go good with my Mom's pumpkin pie. Not a beer that I could conume on a regular basis.
11-02-2009 19:13:19 | More by lester619
United Kingdom (Wales)
2.83/5 rDev -25.1%
Poured into rare vos glass.
Pours 1 finger of creamy beige head, slightly tan. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a ruby orange hued copper.
Aroma: Nutmeg, cinnamon, spices. pumpkin. Very flavorful with a fall season aroma to it.
Taste: A huge mess of spices. Way to much going on here. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and a ton of nutmeg. This isn't very tasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Mouthfeel is very spiced leaving a horrible aftertaste that is over spiced.
Overall, I thought, based on the aroma, this would be an alright beer. But the taste and mouthfeel were horrible. I could barely finish this beer.
11-24-2009 01:21:26 | More by mothman
2.93/5 rDev -22.5%
12oz bottle poured into stein.
A- Pours a nice amber with orange around the outside where the light penetrates. A minimal head, about a half finger's worth that recedes in the blink of an eye and leaves no lacing.
S- I pick up the pumpkin and spice initially but it is then followed by a fruity bubble gumminess that is reminiscent of pepto bismal. Also a little bit of read licorice rounds it out.
T- Pumpkin combines with that bubblegum again. Doesn't really fit and I cannot tell you where it is coming from. A little spice lingers on the back of the tongue and that is about it.
M- Medium to lighter bodied that feels slightly watered down. Feels a little on the flat side but isn't necessarily a bad thing.
D- The high point of the beer is that you can't tell it's 7.5% but that is about it. The bubble gum taste throws the whole beer off and can't get back on track.
10-15-2010 17:24:52 | More by Wisconsinality
3.1/5 rDev -18%
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.
10-09-2013 02:27:22 | More by MaximalC
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
3.15/5 rDev -16.7%
Thanks to Dave for this bottle. Had it on 10/28, from notes.
Pours bronze with an off white head into my tulip. Good retention and spotty lacing.
Smells hearty. Vibrant spices of the usual variety over caramel malts and a good pumpkin presence. Nuttiness is present as well.
Taste has a moderate spice that isn't too overpowering which is good in my book. Hey- the base beer here isn't too bad. Although, the after taste leaves a weird spiciness-metallic flavor on the palate. Off-putting to say the least.
This beer is a bit over-carbonated, but has a pretty good malt backbone to stand up to all the spices. Nice to try but I'm not a fan of pumpkin beers and I struggled to take down the bottle. Just not interesting to me (note my bias).
11-26-2009 18:42:36 | More by Ineedabeerhere
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.