Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -4%
ightly hazed orange tinted amber was quickly encompassing the glass. A nice sized head of white foam then rose up over the top and reached a height of around two inches, excellent retention left behind a good deal of side glass lacing and some nice puffy white foam across the top.
The aroma was a touch lighter then I would have thought, but I would still say it was fairly decent. Nice touches of cinnamon and all spice, hints of nutmeg and a nice light grain and bready base to it. The flavor though was just decent. No really full profile here, lots of pumpkin spice and hints of cinnamon throughout, but other then that it just came across as far too weak for me. No aftertaste at all, and the quick and very clean finish was a little bit less then I would have initially hoped for.
08-03-2011 01:59:57 | More by mikesgroove
3.63/5 rDev -4%
A- Red/light brown. Half inch head that fades quickly leaving very little, if any, lacing.
S- Smells of "Big Red" chewing gum. Cinnamon spice.
T- Cinnamon, maybe some nutmeg. Caramel malts.
M- Very pleasant medium mouthfeel. Has a little carbonation bite to it.
D/O- Drinkability is not bad, but isn't great either. I'd stop at two of these. The cinnamon flavor is all but overwhelming...anymore than two and you're talking major palate fatigue. Good pumpkin ale overall though. Hats off to Tyranena.
10-19-2010 03:05:05 | More by Duff27
District of Columbia
3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
A: Clear amber-ish orange color, with moderate carbonation, and head that is little to non-existent.
S: Standard spices on the nose: cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. with a hint of the actual gourd. Pleasant.
T: Medium bodied, with very over-the-top sweetness. The cinnamon burns in a pleasant way, and the other spices all come together nicely. Unlike many pumpkin ales out there, this one is not a brown ale and doesn't have the brown sugary sweetness. This is more of a crisp, hoppy, honey-like sweetness that I appreciate. I can definitely tell that this is an amber.
M: I wish this one had a head on it. The froth would have added to the enjoyment of this concoction. Still, the spices are pleasant and the balance is good.
D: It's kind of a rough drinker because of the in your face spices. I could drink one or two, but that's about it.
09-28-2010 21:45:30 | More by Chaney
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
09-30-2011 18:52:00 | More by TMoney2591
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
A nice overall drinker.
The appearance is a golden amber color with minimal foam despite a good pour.
The smell has some spicy overtones but nothing too agressive.
The taste is some mild pumpkin with some slight phenolic tastes.
The mouthfeel is nice and full with a bit of remainy grainy taste.
The drinkability is overall fairly high although it drops off as the beer gets warmer.
A good pumpkin beer overall, but not in the top tier.
10-26-2010 22:22:20 | More by a74gent
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
10-15-2011 00:00:54 | More by robboyd
3.71/5 rDev -1.9%
A: Pours a clear amber-red with little head and less lacing. A few lazy bubbles are visible.
S: Somewhat faint, but what is there is a clean pumpkin-and-spice aroma.
T: Smooth pumpkin, a bit of warm spices and alcohol. Finish carries some malt sweetness.
M: Smooth and crisp, perfectly complimenting the flavors.
O: The halfway point between pumpkin fan and pumpkin skeptic: strongly presents spice and gourd flavors, but balanced by the classic beer malts. An satisfying autumn beer that would be good even in the middle of winter.
10-02-2013 05:04:34 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
3.71/5 rDev -1.9%
Had this in a tulip glass. Bottled on date Sept. 15, 2013.
The beer pours with little foam action, and only a white ring covers the top of the pumpkin ale. The opaque body is a glowing ruddy-orange with maple syrup highlights.
I could smell the spicing as soon as I cracked this one, and it was enticing! Very sweet nose with graham cracker, white bread, candied ginger, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Some very subtle clove also shows up with some agitation.
The palate of flavors begin with the graham cracker quality meshing with some earthiness and a subtle metallic flavor. The malt is more wheaty on the palate as well, not nearly as sweet. It is here that the allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon really come out in the finish, with a touch of vanilla. At first brush, this is disappointing because of the decadent nature of the nose, but it grows on the drinker.
Watery and slick over the tongue, with a decent and medium heft. A little dry with average flavor retention on the cheeks.
Painted Ladies is a worthy pumpkin ale that is well spiced and graced with a dessert-y pumpkin pie nose. Usually, highly spiced pumpkin's have an issue of being far too thin to support the flavors, but Tyranena's offering has no such problem thankfully. I would certainly have this pumpkin again!
01-01-2014 10:02:16 | More by Pintofbrown
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
09-23-2012 02:39:55 | More by mjpolzin
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.