Petunia's Pumpkin Ale | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

BA SCORE
3.9/5
41 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by feloniousmonk on 10-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,698
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
41
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a khaki head. smell is spicy with nutmeg , caramel,toffee, brown sugar and pumpkin bread. Taste follows the nose exactly , nothing fights for dominance. A sweet and malty pumpkin ale with spice and a great drinkablity for the style . good stuff

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Photo of Treyliff
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler

A- pours a deep ruby color with a small foamy White head that retain shortly and reduces to a ring around the edge

S- nutmeg and cinnamon spiced eggnog like aroma, followed by some vegetal notes, along with some malty sweetness

T- sweet and malty up front immediately followed by notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Hints of cola, whipped cream, pie crust and peppery-like spice. Toasted malt finish with a linger of allspice

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- easy drinking pumpkin ale that has layers of complexity

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Photo of elliott1184
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of p-wagz
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Had this infused with chocolate. Very soft mouthfeel. Tons of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and sweet. Good aromatics. The chocolate was very subtle but complimented the pumpkin nicely. Very good.

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Photo of seangibbs60
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of jarrgal
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mmulebarn
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Subtle malt and grain aroma. A hint of nutmeg, but not a lot of other spices to pick out.

Appearance: Excellent clarity, perhaps the clearest I've seen yet. Fine white head that fades quickly to the rim of the glass.

Flavor: Like a crisp but malty Octoberfest. Rounded flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Ends smooth with a light sweet touch. Has none of the astringency I've come to expect with this style.

Overall: While this is certainly not the most extreme or flavor-packed pumpkin beer I've had this season, it is the best balanced. So far this is the best example of restrained spicing and a perfect base beer I've tried. You must try this--even if you dislike pumpkin beers--it may change your mind.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of josephwa
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Schlais
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Color is a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which fade into a thin patch. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet and spicy aroma. Toasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, and brown sugar. A smell of pumpkin with a lot of spices including cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Also a slight hint of vanilla and some earthy hops in the background. Smells sweet but far from cloying.

Taste: A nice fall taste like the aroma hints at. Sweet bready toasted malts with a taste of caramel, biscuit, toffee, brown sugar, and a light touch of roast and vanilla. Big mix of spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and allspice. A decent taste of pumpkin mixes with the spices. A fairly earthy and musty taste with some light notes of hops towards the finish. Solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid pumpkin beer. Full flavored and doesn't go overboard with the sweetness or spicing.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of injuredreserve
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JackieTH
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber, clear with a transient off-white head and no lacing. Smells slightly sweet, pumpkin, lightly nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, graham, caramel malt. It damn near smells like Pumking, which means it smells damn inviting. Taste has similar qualities, lightly applied balanced spices..nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon a nice underlying pumpkin mash sweetness, a wisp of buttery cracker crust, however there is a more earthy quality that is fairly assertive. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium body and mild carbonation. Pleasant buttery, dry, pumpkin pie finish is nice. I'd definitely buy this again in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Shango42
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of birchstick
2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours an orangish amber color without much if a head on it. The. IDE has a lot of nutmeg and bubblegum in it with some hints of pumpkin and. Read malts. The taste is loaded with clove to the point it almost tastes like bubblegum. There is a bit of pumpkin and bready malt underneath, but not much. Ends with a bit of cinnamon. Nice creamy body as it goes down. I think this one is way too amped up on the nutmeg and misses the mark for me. Worth a shot? Sure. I would go with something else though.

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Petunia's Pumpkin Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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