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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | 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 GeezLynn
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is a dark amber shade capped with a fluffy white head that settles into a foamy mass similar to a pint of Guinness. Good retention and great overall appearance. Aroma carries bold spices: heavy on nutmeg, with cinnamon, cloves and ginger, as well as some sweet amber malt in the background.

As in aroma, the flavor is very spice dominant and the pumpkin pretty subtle. Definitely on the sweeter side, but not sickeningly so like some pumpkin beers. Malt is not very distinctive, but holds things together nicely. Mouthfeel is full and sticky, drying out toward the finish leaving lingering woody spice. Carbonation is medium to heavy, but not excessive.

The pethora of spices in this one make it more of a sipper than a swigger. I'm pretty neutral on pumpkin beers, but this is one of the few I make an effort to purchase. It seems to hit the right spices pretty hard without tasting terribly artificial.

GeezLynn, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +5.8%

captainbearcat, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MSandahl23, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
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.

vette2006c5r, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of joeseppy
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!

joeseppy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

BeerFMAndy, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

TastyIsBeer, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of injuredreserve
3/5  rDev -20.6%

injuredreserve, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of mynie
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.

mynie, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

TonyTalon, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Stoutlad
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Stoutlad, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of SWChi
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

SWChi, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

hilgart1, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
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!

BarryMFBurton, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

hinemk76, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

CWhite, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

mgroothuis, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

SalukiAlum, Oct 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

jawneyt, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jjheinrichs, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

stanale, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

dorkinajeep, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

stxSS07, Oct 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

dtvanriper, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Chrixsus
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Chrixsus, Oct 12, 2012
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.