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Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company

Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice AlePainted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%


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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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

1.58/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 06:49:37 | More by vette2006c5r
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2012 18:05:42 | More by joeseppy
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 00:21:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
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mynie

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very thick and quite dark, for the style. The color of minced meat with a decent-sized white head.

This is a pumpkin spice ale, with the emphasis on the spice. Its smells VERY thick and clovey. The thickness is a akin to opening up a jar of pumpkin pie spice, holding it right up to your nose, and then taking a big snort. It's a nice smell, really, but the intensity is a bit much to bear and blots all the rest of the beeriness.

Tastes pretty much like it smells: a whole lot of pumpkin pie spice, not that much actual pumpkin. Big cloves, white pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg against a malt background of toffee and biscuit. Intense and not unpleasant, but not as balanced or quaffable as a top-tier pumpkin beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 17:26:14 | More by mynie
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 02:01:49 | More by BarryMFBurton
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled on
19SEP12

A= Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber color with a thin skin of a head that falls fast to a thin ring around the glass. Little lacing and no retention,

S= The initial smell is a little light on the pumpkin and spice. It smells pretty typical of a brown ale with some malt character and a tiny bit of pumpkin shining through.

T= The taste has more pumpkin to it. The initial flavor hit with loads of spice. Nutmeg and a vanilla like flavor before some pumpkin comes over the tongue breifly and is swallowed by a sweet malt character. The finish is a little bready with reminicent pumpkin shining through.

M= A little high on the carbonation for my taste.

O= This isn't a bad pumpkin beer. A solid flavor but it could be much better. I would like a little more spice and pumpkin with some better aromatics but for the price it's a nice fall treat.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 23:19:34 | More by jjanega08
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Jfriz25

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Nice deep amber with a couple fingers of white head.

Smell- Classic pumpkin spice with clove being the most dominant. Also pickup a good amount of sweetness.

Taste- Great pumpkin pie spices followed by a nice sweet malt and bitter finish. Themspice profile reminds me of Pumking without the pie crust flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with a perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall- Really solid pumpkin beer. Not the best I've ever had but it scratches the pumpkin itch. I only bought a single but I would go back for a 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:44:28 | More by Jfriz25
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 02:39:55 | More by mjpolzin
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into new Belgian Globe.

Appearance: brilliant and clear amber orange bodied beer. Beer is topped with 1 finger of white head. Drops quickly to a ring.

Smell: Sweet and spicy smelling of big cinnamon and nutmeg spice. A touch of pumpkin.

Taste: starts off with spicey cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and a hint of clove. Pumpkin shows itself in the middle, but fades quickly. The beer finishes with big cinnamon notes and a lingering vetigal pumpkin aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The spiciness in this beer makes it feel heavier than the beer really is.

Overall: A solid pumpkin beer tyranena! Its good, but Shafly is the best that i have tried so far!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 13:04:10 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 03:18:45 | More by birchstick
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 21 Nov 2011. From our Wisconsin connection R&S, thank you. Served in the Bright Brewing shaker pint.

Small parchment colored head. Medium carbonation. Clear burnt umber color. Aroma is spicy, clove and nutmeg. Starts sweet with a lot of spices, nutmeg, clove, ginger. Spiciness continues throughout. Medium body, ethanol is hidden. Finish and aftertaste are sweet and spicy, very much reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Nutmeg dominates.

A says tastes like potpourri. But then, she doesn't really like pumpkin beers. I thought it was pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 03:43:42 | More by htomsirveaux
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Phelps

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sent as an extra by inlimbo77 and poured into a tulip.

Autumnal orange, murky to the point of total, muddy opacity. Half a finger of airy white head fizzles away within seconds, leaving behind a thin, soapy ring. No lace.

Creamy, sweet nose. Smooth, sugared pumpkin pie mixed with heavy cream. As it warms more spices emerge. Mostly clove, but there’s also some nutmeg.

Sharp, gently roasted pumpkin mixes with spices. Nutmeg is the biggest, then cinnamon sticks. Tangy, almost citrusy notes emerge after a while.

Just an awesome mouthfeel. Soft as a velvet hug, creamy, medium. Carbonation is almost not there, prickly, breaking into just a bit of fizz.

Not a bad example of the style. Balanced and drinkable, with a smooth blend of spice and pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 05:49:34 | More by Phelps
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FishAndBeer

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orangeish brown with a finger of a white head.

smell- Smells like fall in a bottle, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon and a hint of citrus. Very sweet smelling.

taste- Tastes like pumpkin pie with cinnamon. Spices were not overwhelming either which I thought they would be smelling the beer.

mouthfeel- thin bodied... carbonation was good

overall- It was a very good pumpkin ale, by far the best ive had so far and it should go perfect for thanksgiving.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 23:39:27 | More by FishAndBeer
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 03:04:31 | More by RoamingGnome
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 12oz Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Dark Orange with a tinge of crimson and brown. Hazeiness gives of an unflitered look to it.

Smell - Smells like Pumpkin Pie, but with hints of cinnamon and ginger snaps, or a Snickerdoodle Cookie. It has a very sweet aroma to it and that makes it all the more appealing. Smell is more prevalent the more it warms up.

Taste - The flavor is a combination of Cinnamon, Spice and Pumpkin with a very sweet kick. There is also hints of hops in the back. Spiciness is a bit excessive, but not overwhelming. The aftertaste is that of a sweet pumpkin flavor

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is moderate as well as the body. It's one of the more spicy beers that I've had but I felt it added more to the flavor. I get a very warm sensation from drinking this beer.

Overall - I think I may have found my new favorite seasonal fall beer. This is definitely one of the more unique beers I have had and the first pumpkin ale that I've drank. It's not a beer for everyone, but if you're into fall seasonal beers and are looking for something different, this one is worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 01:55:06 | More by NuclearDolphin
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the better pumpkin Spice beers I've had. From a properly chilled bottle and and aggressive pour, I got a small, off white head that quickly settled to a ring and no lace. Color is a lovely, clear orange copper amber with a few tiny bubble trails. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, malt, caramel, toffee. Flavor is much like nose with perfect carbonic tang and hop bitterness to offset the muscle of the pumpkin, spice, and malt. Body and carbonation are good. Finsih is like flavor and only the hint of a suggestion of alcohol at the end. Nice. I could actually have another of this one and normally, I can't abide the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 23:46:27 | More by drpimento
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ElizabethCraig

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jarrod, a local beer fanatic, brought over a bottle to share with my husband and I.

Appearance is clear yellow/red with a white head, this was in sample glasses, so I can't evaluate the head overmuch.

The scent is absolutely heady - like beery incense. Pumpkin, cinnamon, with a little after-whiff of ginger. Mmm!

The taste delivers on the scent - a lovely pumpkin/ginger/clove/cinnamon and pumpkinny taste that ends sweet and clovey. Maybe slightly too much clove for my taste, but clove oils tend to predominate for me when they're in a beer. Not 'too sweet' for a pumpkin ale. Very lovely!

Higher carbonation carries the spices through very well for me. A nicely done pumpkin/spice ale, definitely delivers through on the name.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 11:59:59 | More by ElizabethCraig
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy amber-brown color. The head is pretty much nonexistent. The aroma is a nice mix of all spice, nutmeg, cinnamon. However, it lacks any sort of beery backbone. The taste similar to the aroma, but with a hint of caramel malt. The hint of malt is quickly overpowered by the spices, and completely disappears in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a decent beer, but I can't see myself drinking it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 19:57:07 | More by KarlHungus
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Kbogac

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Light foam that dissipates to a ring almost instantly. Very good looking clear burnt orange color. The scent is heavy pumpkin spice and biscuit. The taste is heavy spice, sweet, malty with light pumpkin. medium mouth feel with nice carbonation. This is one of my favorite pumpkin ales. I could drink a few which is rare for pumpkin ales. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:04:39 | More by Kbogac
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robboyd

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent pumpkin. It's a little heavier focused on the spice aspect, which I like but I'd rather have a pumpkin that screams, well, pumpkin. This beer is malty and spicey. I almost feel like it would be good warm, like a heavily spiced apple cider. I don't think this is a beer I could have more than a couple of in a night but I could certainly enjoy one from time to time on a fall night.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 00:00:54 | More by robboyd
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JamesS

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a decent deep orange-amber with very little head and just a slight bit of nice lacing. Scent is a bit of sweet malt with a bit of pumpkin spice, but very little deep aroma overall. Nice flavor with some decent malt and hints of spice, but nothing big. Went down fairly smooth, especially for being over 7%. An alright pumpkin ale, but nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 20:39:50 | More by JamesS
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tyranena Brewing Company, Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale, Lake Mills, WI

"The Painted Ladies Annual Fling celebrates the renaissance of downtown Lake Mills. Although named for the restoration of the many Victorian storefronts, some of the more adventurous women-folk added a playful twist and dressed as, well, painted ladies. Inspired by these bold and spicy women, we brewed Painted Ladies, a pumpkin and spice-infused amber ale. This fall, make sure you enjoy a fling with a few Painted Ladies."

Well, I grabbed up 6-pack, so that fling is on. I've had this on tap before, at local ale establishments. This is my first time enjoying bottles. So, how is it?

Deep amber hued, slim head. S'okay.

Aroma: Warm, sweet and spicy. Cinnamon, allspice, clove. Some vegetable flesh beneath it. Beautiful blend.

Taste: Malt flavor is first and fullest, pumpkin taste is light, but there. Hops are minor, too, but give a little bite. Spices are prominent, and mix well with malt. Not too hot, not too big, just nice and balanced, imparting sweet and spicy flavor. I feel we get more from the "pumpkin spices", and less from the actual fruit (or vegetable, or legume, or whatever.) Good and mellow, but not quite full-flavored enough for my taste.

however…there ain't nothing wrong with it. Very malty, toasty amber brew, filled with fresh, tasty flavor. Spices never quit. Mmmm.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 06:15:42 | More by feloniousmonk
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manitouman84

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful translucent and crystal clear, bubbly, orange amber. Carbonation is lively, almost champagne like, little to no head retention. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, pine, pumpkin flesh, and malt come out. A strong champagne like, grape, yeast aroma comes through as well. Strong champagne like flavors dominate as well. More cinnamon and nutmeg but pumpkin is almost absent here. The spices are subdued however, so it doesnt feel out of balance despite this. Light body, spicy in the finish, almost a very very slight tartness to it. THe champagne character that I get, I found interesting, and good. Very drinkable and mellow, definitely not a mouth full of spices, but could have used a bit more pumpkin character.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 04:25:54 | More by manitouman84
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 17:20:11 | More by secondtooth
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Finally getting around to this particular pumpkin ale after hearing so many good things. It pours a clear tawny topped by a half-finger of dirty tan foam. The nose comprises caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar, light toasted rye bread, very light cocoa, and nutmeg. The taste holds notes of brown sugar, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin, light buttery toffee, rye bread, and a touch of mixed greens in the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a pretty good pumpkin ale, one that really heaps up the spice and the pumpkin characters. There are times when they seem too much, but this feeling doesn't last very long.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 18:52:00 | More by TMoney2591
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
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