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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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85
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 12 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

bdn72, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

dtvanriper, Oct 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

badmotorgrunge, Saturday at 09:37 PM
Photo of NooseJustice
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of JamesS
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

JamesS, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Sweet maltiness. Definite nutmeg up front with hint of ginger and allspice. An earthy note present as it warms, but not extreme.

Appearance: Crystal clear copper color. Large off-white head that is very persistent.

Flavor: Sweet and malty but not cloying. As with aroma, the nutmeg is front and center, with an allspice/clove "burn" coming up last. This has a slightly astringent earthy or musty finish, but doesn't detract from overall enjoyment too much. I think that flavor is the actual pumpkin in the beer. The spicing on this one is borderline too high.

Overall: Not a bad beer. Probably the best beer I've had from Tyranena in a while. I honestly had kind of written them off over the past few years after I'd tried a couple of duds. This one is high on the spices, so if you hate them then you likely won't like this beer!

Jackofallbrews, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a straight sided mug)
A- This beer has a clear reddish-brown body with a thin tan creamy head that last a bit and a sea of strong carbonation.
S- This beer has a soft dry caramel malt note with a softer dry spice note.
T- The soft sweetness mixes with a soft spice heat that has a slight banana quality. It finishes with a light bitterness from hops that grows just a bit as the beer open ups.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a soft fizz.
D- This beer has a soft malt and spice flavor that is a bit odd together but to subtle to really taste.

rhoadsrage, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of aasher
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This just arrived this past Friday so it's the time to try it at its freshest. It pours a very bright and vibrant burnt orange in color with a light white lacing around the glass. Despite the lack of head it still appears to be well carbonated. The aromas consist of interesting spice with slight natural pumpkin. For a pumpkin ale, it's kind of mellow. It isn't overboard on the cinnamon or nutmeg at all. The flavors are interesting. To me it tastes like squash with cinnamon. Interesting to say the least. I didn't expect to pickup a different gourd. The more I sip it the more squash I get. It's pretty decent though. Overall it's better than alot of pumpkins out there but I wouldn't necessarily buy a six pack. It's worth a try if you like the style.

aasher, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of 3FaveryRogue
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My 2nd pumpkin ale of the season. I'm not really fond of the style.

But as dictated, by style:

[L] This one pours out a honey-colored, golden/amber hue with a fizzy head that is off-white. Pretty calm looking, with a few bubbles making their way up.

[S] I could pickup on the smell from quite a few inches away. I imagine that by style, out of a vast variety, this is pretty spot-on. Nutmeg, pie crust, cinnamon, pumpkin puree; with a mental pickup on some whipped cream. Possibly some grain in the back.

[T] Spices are upfront. Nutmeg probably most prominent. Apparently, the base is an amber-ale, showing hoppy/caramel notes that meld with the pumpkin pretty well. Good for what it is.

[F] Very thin feel, with a chalky dry finish, due to spice. Slight bite. Smooth on the palate for the most.

[D] Though I find this to be on the higher end of the spectrum for this style, I could only do 3 or so before the spice and burps turn my stomach.

Everytime I grab a pumpkin beer, I try to like it; I really do. But again, pales, lagers, milds, and ambers don't seem to really hold up as bases for the amount of character the spices usually impart. Porters, stouts, and darker bases are what I would seek out in this department. Don't think I've really heard of any highly hopped "Pumpkin IPAs", though. Floral/citrus hops would be an interesting pair with a dry spice.

3FaveryRogue, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle c/o Chaney. Thanks Brandon!

A: Ahh, tis autumn. This ale is a sunset amber hue. The one inch of head recedes very quickly, leaving virtually no lacing whatsoever.

S: Cinnamon, nutmeg, raisin bread, sweet malt

T: An ok tasting brew, with autumn spices very evident throughout. There is not a sturdy enough malt backbone to support this heavily spiced beer. I do appreciate that the cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. flavors taste authentic, as I really don't care for beers that take the "natural flavors" route.

M: Relatively thin bodied with a lower than average carbonation level.

D: An ok beer, but not something I would buy.

Huhzubendah, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of jlee185
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jlee185, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of tk342
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

nice spice, don't taste any pumpkin/

tk342, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zenwatts, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Buebie
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SWChi, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

npendres, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

GORUM, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

FRAeULEINBiER, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

C_Roetting, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

pebbs, May 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JimGlonke, Apr 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Ragnarok88, May 31, 2013
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.