Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
I poured it a little too cold at first so it took some time for the smell and flavors to show themselves. At first it just smelled like a standard macro-brew lager but as it warmed, pumpkin and other spices were noticeable. At first I only got some spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) in the taste but as the temperature of the beer went up, the pumpkin started to come through but it wasn't overly strong.
Overall this was a nice seasonal beer that I would buy again but it isn't going to rank amongst my favorites.
09-23-2012 02:39:55 | More by mjpolzin
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
A - orangish copper color without much of a head
S - loads of spices billow out of the glass - nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugary crust.
T - sweet spices from the nose are upfront and give way to some nice caramel malts through the middle. The caramel malts are superseded by some more spices from the nose - cinnamon and nutmeg are most prominent.
M - creamy and full body
D - pretty solid pumpkin ale by Tyranena. This has more spices than anything else...almost like a mini Schlafly pumpkin ale. Been wanting to try this one for a while and glad I got the chance.
08-13-2012 03:18:45 | More by birchstick
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
A - Dark orange with small head that is gone as quick as you can appreciate it.
S - A lot of orange with exceptional pumkin (a very good mixtured smell) with your average hints of cinnamon, caramel, and brown sugar.
T - You taste some pumkin but mainly the cinnamon/brown sugar. It seems to focus mainly for the taste of beer which I enjoy. Could use more malt, but what do I know, I just taste.
M - Almost syrup like, but not quite. Not crisp, but with exceptional carbonation.
D - Very good. Especially for a seasonal brew. For me pumkin beers are good to have one a night, maybe two, but this beer seems to wanting more. Not the most unique, but one you'll want to drink on again.
10-15-2010 00:07:57 | More by PTMcB
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
3.83/5 rDev +1.3%
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass
A - Medium-darkish amber with white head a ring finger thick and average lacing
S - Ginger, cinnamon, yeast, a little clove
T - Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and sweet malts --> caramel, black pepper, ginger --> pumpkin, yeast (Belgian?), lingering spices --> finish is spicy and slightly sweet
M - Medium-bodied, decent carbonation, slightly sticky as it warms
D - One is perfect, more would be a stretch for me. For the style, though, it's not bad.
An enjoyable beer, Painted Ladies is an annual treat, and it's best that way. Better than most pumpkin beers for sure.
10-20-2010 00:05:29 | More by klikger
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending this out as an extra. Served in tulip.
Pours an orange-copper color with a really nice white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing. Nose is quite a bit of sweet pumpkin pie with a bit of cinnamon in the background, though mostly nutmeg. The taste is, again, some pretty sweet pumpkin with mostly nutmeg and a bit of clove. Medium body with a tad bit of spice. Drinks pretty well and is a nice pumpkin beer all around.
11-10-2010 03:02:47 | More by Thorpe429
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
From 10/24/11 tasting notes
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my Ale Asylum pint glass
A) A clean looking orange, with a finger of off white head. The head dissipates to a nice dusting, and there was some decent lacing. The parade of bubbles making their way to the surface was also visually pleasing.
S) Pumpkin... Spice... The aroma is fairly sweet, but not overpowering.
T) Sweet pumpkin bread, spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Hops detected slightly in the finish. The 7.50 ABV was extremely well hidden.
M) Medium body, and quite well carbonated. Settles well on the palate. A nice crisp feel and good aftertaste.
O) A real nice pumpkin brew. It reminded me a bit of Lakefront's Pumpkin Lager, just a little more spiced. I must say, these pumpkin beers are really growing on me. I would gladly recommend this beer. Well done Tyranena...
10-26-2011 03:04:31 | More by RoamingGnome
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Apparently this is the year of pumpkin ales for me; let’s have another, courtesy of Tyranena.
Brewed six weeks before the date of this tasting (“Bottled on: 14SEP12”).
A: A great translucent, burnt orange color to the body reminds me of fall right away. There’s not much head at all, though, and only a small amount of wet tan bubbles for retention. Still, the body looks pretty fizzy, and even has some slick, sticky lacing wrapped around the glass.
S: Lots of spice here – cinnamon, allspice, ginger – but not without a bed of pumpkin. I’ve come to expect something like this when it’s pumpkin ale time, but this one has a definite pumpkin pie scent to it that I really enjoy. You get wafts of pumpkin, caramel, vanilla, and graham cracker from center of the nose, and the neat spice surrounds that holiday warmth. A pleasing nose.
T: Spice-forward, but malt-backed: we have a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg up first, giving it a mildly fiery kick, with a dose of piney hops as a chaser. One of the first beers where I can actually taste the pumpkin (though mild), it mixes the flavor with toffee malt and sugar cookie sweetness in a roasted manner. The spices mix in with the sweets to give it a snickerdoodle character, which embraces the slight pumpkin note with a pie crust-like compliment. Aftertaste is sort of sharp and citrusy, like the spice went a little farther than the malts.
M: You can feel the bubbles on the tongue, but without a big commotion. I’d characterize it as smoothly carbonated with a light body; drinkable, but maybe with a little too much carbonation to be sessionable.
O: I’m glad to be getting closer to the holiday with better and better beer. Of all the pumpkin ales I’ve had this year, this is one of the memorable ones. Cheers!
10-29-2012 02:01:49 | More by BarryMFBurton
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
I bought a single bottle of this from Woodman's in Menomonee Falls, WI for about $1.50 in early fall 2010.
This fall seasonal from Tyranena is quite unique. There is a very rich smell of pumpkin and spices while you pour this medium brown beer. The overall taste is hard to describe because I've never had a pumkin ale taste like this before but the spices are very evident in its taste. Definetly a beer to get you into the fall mood.
10-14-2010 18:46:43 | More by Lemke10
3.93/5 rDev +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.
10-17-2013 23:19:13 | More by rlee1390
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.