Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
10-11-2011 20:39:50 | More by JamesS
3.38/5 rDev -10.6%
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!
11-15-2013 18:57:14 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.4/5 rDev -10.1%
(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.
12-02-2009 22:45:16 | More by rhoadsrage
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
09-20-2011 19:03:53 | More by aasher
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
10-18-2010 10:33:00 | More by 3FaveryRogue
District of Columbia
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
10-05-2010 17:33:29 | More by Huhzubendah
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
11-01-2009 17:48:41 | More by Buebie
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
A- Pours a nice orange brown color with a white head.
S- Smell of brown sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg.
T-Taste of pumpkin and spices and brown sugar overlaying the taste.
S- Moist very settle not over carb just right for this beer.
D- Pretty good from Wisy land. But I had so many pumpkin beers this year it's warring me out.
12-11-2010 06:04:40 | More by SamuelJackson45
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
10-20-2011 19:57:07 | More by KarlHungus
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
03-19-2012 03:43:42 | More by htomsirveaux
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
11-02-2012 17:26:14 | More by mynie
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date, but I am assuming this is the 2012 fall release of this beer. Bought the last bottle of this as a single at my local beer store. Excited to try it, my third beer from Tyranena Brewing Co., and I have been impressed by them in the past.
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Fairly aggressive pour yields about a half finger of fizzing bubbly khaki head, which fades away quickly. Body is a ruby chestnut brown type color.
S - Smell is comprised of warm creamy pumpkin pie. Can smell the cinnamon. Faint nutmeg & cloves. Whiff of the allspice, but faint. Even a bit of vanilla. The spices seem to be somewhat muted, maybe they have faded some, but they are still in there. Gets me in the mood for Halloween; I love pumpkin beers.
T - Wow, what a smooth beer. Very roasty malts seem to dominate here, with some subdued pumpkin & spices gathered in the background. Cinnamon comes through the most out of all the spices. Was hoping for a lot more pumpkin presence here, but this is an interesting take on the style. Malty, bready, and even sweet in the finish.
M - Feel is sticky, somewhat bitter. Creamy & smooth. Nicely bodied & with nice carbonation.
Overall, something of a pleasant surprise. I always love trying out new pumpkin beers, and they are definitely one of my favorite styles. While this is definitely not the best of the bunch that I've had, it is an interesting take on the style. Looking forward to more by Tyranena.
Tyranena Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale ---3.5/5
04-06-2013 01:45:52 | More by mfnmbvp
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
10-06-2012 23:19:34 | More by jjanega08
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
11-14-2011 05:49:34 | More by Phelps
3.63/5 rDev -4%
12oz bottle via trade (from Tumpster I believe), poured into a pint glass.
Pours a translucent medium amber color with a thick, creamy beige head and great lacing.
Aroma is nice with spices, pumpkin bread, and caramel.
Flavor is pretty solid and fairly well-balanced, not overspiced. Pumpkin bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, caramel malt, and a little alcohol.
Medium body with some spiciness on the palate.
Drinkability is above average. Overall a good example of a pumpkin beer, but not quite one of the best.
12-30-2009 03:36:15 | More by nickd717
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
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