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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale

2010 (draught) ~ 7.1%
2011 (bottle) ~ 7.5%

Created with roasted whole pumpkin, toasted pumpkin seeds and organic pumpkin purée.

Added by Docer on 10-15-2010

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you, Akane and Hideki. My first pumpkin beer in years.

A ruddy copper with a dense, beige head that falls off to a ring rapidly. The nose is pleasantly spiced with a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, a touch of bitter allspice and floral mace. Quite nice, actually, very tastefully done. The malt character is a blend of light caramel, a little bit of cream, The palate opens with a really nice spice character - cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are quite noticeable, along with a touch of clove. Meaty pumpkin?not so much. Dark honey, dark caramel sweetness and bitterness and a touch of cocoa are present. Alcohol lends a mild warmth in the back end. A touch sweet on the finish with a lingering spice note, just a touch of spice bitterness as well. Surprisingly creamy and softly carbonated, this beer is impressive.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of naomiyaki
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pumpkin Ale made my housemate and I go "ooh" on the first sip this year. The spice comes clear without being overpowering or sweet. There is a sour/bitter aftertaste that I had to get used to, but it's not bothering me after around a pint!

Pumpkin Rating:
Impressive, but did not turn the leaves orange.
Would drink again:
Yes, Perfect for drinking out in the late Summer sun, and excited to eat with hearty recipes over the coming months.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very fine straightforward pumpkin ale. It's got a rich pumpkin flavor, with a fair bit of cinnamon and a good touch of hops. It's not overly sweet, and it's not a spice bomb. It's very well balanced. I even get just a bit of smoky flavor, although perhaps I'm imagining that. This is not quite a beer for those who want liquid pumpkin pie; it lacks the syrupy caramel feel and taste for that. If you are open to pumpkin beers, aren't looking for a stout, and have shied away from pumpkin ales because of all the overly sweet concoctions, give this one a try. It's quite good.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a light ruddy burnt orange to almost amber color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lace looked nice as it slid into the beer.
The smell had the pumpkin sitting gracefully up front of some spices of ginger, and allspice. Light bready malts come to balance nicely.
The taste was semi-sweet through the pumpkin and the spices that come in, well, they play at a gentle balance altogether. The aftertaste was balanced through the pumpkin and spices.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a sessionable feel against it. Carbonation hits nice.
Overall, this was a very nice pumpkin ale that if I lived in its distro, I'd get it again.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of katybee
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One might think that a pumpkin ale might have a strong sweet spiced aspect full of artificial flavors like some blueberry beers, and be almost impalatable. But The Laurelwood version is fairly subtle and refined and definitely still a beer.... Pours a light orange yellow, mine was not super-carbonated, and just a thin rim of foam. Was somewhat thin bodied, clear, not creamy. Slightly peppery spicey smelling, the pumpkin pie spicing leaned toward cardamom not cinamon, and was fairly subtle compared to what one might imagine. A little like chai tea, but with hops to balance the slight herbal tones. Very tasty, yet not over-powering. Refreshing, and drinkable any time of year.

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Photo of Kylemif
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anteater
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty balanced pumpkin beer the pie spices are their the richness from the pumpkin puree is good and not overwhelming a little thin but it is an amber ale.

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Photo of CletisVandamme
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice addition to my pumpkin beer lineup. The color is absolutely gorgeous, and it smells very strongly of pumpkin and spices, as you'd expect from the style. Very balanced overall, though pretty simple flavor profile. I'm a fan.

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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ALSAIL
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Treyliff
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, poured into a snifter

A- pours a bright & clear amber color with deep ruby hues, small creamy off-white head retains long after the pour, leaving some short lasting lacing behind

S- raw vegetal aromas up front mixes with ketchup, brown sugar, nutmeg & cinnamon. There’s also a roasted malt character that gives it a slightly charred note along with roasted nuts

T- a solid malty base provides hints of caramel and roasted malt. Flavors of raw pumpkin & cinnamon kick in mid-palate. As it closes, notes of vanilla cream & nutmeg kick in with lingers of brown sugar

M-medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, alcohol is hidden well

O- this pumpkin ale achieves a nice balance that isn’t often seen from the style, nothing seems to overpower anything else. The nice malty base works well with the spices as well

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Photo of enznevr
3.92/5  rDev +4%

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of anitaw16
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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