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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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very good

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 21
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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!

Pintofbrown, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of cdoberstein
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%

cdoberstein, 23 minutes ago
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jsh420, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

enelson, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopsiam14, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

GABrew, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ssimpson89, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Rand_ale_Thor, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

atone315, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

stanale, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mcnkldzyn, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

gratefulbeerhead, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Christoff
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Christoff, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hinemk76, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BarrytheBear, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

stxSS07, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

oldvines, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MSandahl23, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

PhilDaBrewer, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mjpolzin, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

birchstick, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of PTMcB
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

PTMcB, Oct 15, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hilgart1, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zestar, Sep 09, 2014
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.