Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale | The Defiant Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company
New York, United States
defiantbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by cosmo4u on 09-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
17.49%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AD17
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tharley
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerems
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear, brownish orange, with minimal head. Taste is bread, pale malt, mineral, and faint cinnamon and nutmeg. The pumpkin spice is subtle. The base beer seems like a decent English pale. Overall, I like my pumpkin beers to be a bit more pumpkin forward. This is a pass for the future for me.

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Photo of That_Turtle
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kkazemi
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lilbeck23
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gwiedman1
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Was given this beer from a friend up in Totowa, having never had this before. I am not a huge fan of these beers and even though this wasn't that spicy or heavy, it wasn't enough to win me over to the style either. It was fine by itself and a good take on the style, without having any outstanding qualities about it in particular.

Decent pour to this, with a dark pumpkin hue, moderate head, and some thick and dark sediment floating around in the liquid. Not a strong aroma but the flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon were her along with a hint of vanilla. The same was true in the taste but there wasn't any lingering spiciness and the carbonation was light enough to keep this from getting too thick. The mouthfeel was good with just a slight cloying aspect and some lingering pumpkin pie in the aftertaste.

There was a hint of alcohol in the taste and some slight warming as I had this, but if there was another here, I could have easily polished that off as well. While not a standout beer, this is a good example of what a Pumpkin Ale should be for anyone new to the style. It was fine by itself but not enough to make me miss the recently-departed warmer weather.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Mikexw
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Alycee89_
5/5  rDev +36.6%

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Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale from The Defiant Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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