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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

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 18
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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injuredreserve

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-03-2012 19:59:53 | More by injuredreserve
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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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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-01-2012 04:30:39 | More by TonyTalon
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-31-2012 21:05:24 | More by Stoutlad
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SWChi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-31-2012 02:37:51 | More by SWChi
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-30-2012 02:11:44 | More by hilgart1
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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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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-29-2012 01:29:59 | More by hinemk76
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-28-2012 22:54:34 | More by CWhite
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-23-2012 22:23:53 | More by mgroothuis
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-22-2012 23:17:54 | More by SalukiAlum
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.6%

10-20-2012 18:33:10 | More by jawneyt
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-18-2012 05:09:03 | More by jjheinrichs
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stanale

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-14-2012 06:40:07 | More by stanale
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dorkinajeep

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-13-2012 23:55:08 | More by dorkinajeep
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stxSS07

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-13-2012 03:08:18 | More by stxSS07
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dtvanriper

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-13-2012 02:48:03 | More by dtvanriper
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-12-2012 03:47:58 | More by Chrixsus
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-07-2012 02:35:27 | More by nmann08
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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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Christoff


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-05-2012 22:13:19 | More by Christoff
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illini4x4


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-30-2012 02:35:47 | More by illini4x4
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-30-2012 01:02:33 | More by BarrytheBear
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-29-2012 19:13:59 | More by enelson
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.