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Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company

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85
very good

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

captainbearcat, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

derkfromwi, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Soneast
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color, with about a 2 finger, off-white colored head that slowly recedes to a bubbly ring.

The aroma is that of a nice brown ale, what with the nuttiness and mild, yeasty bread aromas, mixed with your typical pumpkin spices. The key, however, being that no one spice outshines the others, and most importantly the spices don't ruin the overall beery impression. Delve a little deeper and you can even find some nice caramels and maybe even a touch of vanilla..

The flavor is quite similar to the aroma, with the bulk of flavors consisting of a well rounded, malty beer, caramels and a touch of breadiness, but the pumpkin spices are there, but they are delicately placed and absolutely do nothing but compliment the overall character of the beer, rather than overpower, as is so often the case with pumpkin beers.

This has got to be one of my favorite pumpkin beers. They are so easy to screw up, where the beer becomes little more than a vehicle to deliver "pumpkin spices," ultimately becoming overpowering and unbalanced. Tyranena hit the perfect note of balance with this beer, as far as I'm concerned.

Soneast, Nov 11, 2009
Photo of RickS95
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

RickS95, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

BarrytheBear, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +6.4%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

Kramerbarthomer, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TonyTalon, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev +6.4%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of paco1029384756
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, clear orange color with a small eggshell white head with short retention time.

Scent of pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, light spices and some candy. Very nice balance here, nothing is out of proportion or overly strong.

Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, spices and sweet candy. A little more potent than the scent, but the balance is still there. One of the better pumpkin beers available.

Mouthfeel medium bodied and clean with a good amount of carbonation.

paco1029384756, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

BarryMFBurton, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

pirmannt1, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

RichH55, Dec 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Rand_ale_Thor, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of oso
4/5  rDev +6.4%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Lemke10, Oct 14, 2010
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

zrab11, Apr 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JimGlonke, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

CWhite, Oct 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

BrownAleMale, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Buebie
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown twist off into a pub glass.
Off the pour a soft sudsy off white 1'' head forms up, somwhat slow to recede. Leaving a thin cap and nice collar of retention. Thin slick spotty lace.
Color is an orange brown glowing brightly held up to light, transparent filtered.

Aroma is mostly malt meets pumpkin pie spice and a bit of yeasty bread.

Creamy mouthfeel with subdued carbonation. This has terrific mouthfeel to it.
Taste is somewhat sweet and caramel filled upfront with malt coming in huge. Pumpkin flavors throughout. A bit too much nutmeg flavor creating a spice overload midway through. Hops bittering up a bit taking away the undesirable spice flavors.

A decent take on the style, but just a bit of overwhelming nutmeg creating some not so pleasant flavors.

Buebie, Nov 01, 2009
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.