Braaaiins! (Pumpkin Ale For Zombies) | Spring House Brewing Company

Braaaiins! (Pumpkin Ale For Zombies)Braaaiins! (Pumpkin Ale For Zombies)
BA SCORE
66.5%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 284 ratings
Braaaiins! (Pumpkin Ale For Zombies)Braaaiins! (Pumpkin Ale For Zombies)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our pumpkin ale is brewed with generous amounts of real pumpkin blended into the mash. The subtle fresh pumpkin flavor is enhanced by the addition of a touch of traditional autumn spices and sweet dough, thus creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, a bold malt center and a crisp finish. We are proud to offer you a balanced and delectable fall treat. Suitable for zombies.

Added by guzzle211 on 10-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,200
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
284
Liked:
189
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
15.75%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
70
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewing a cellar temp can poured into a snifter. Canned 8-23-2016.
this brew was a Christmas present from my brother Curt. Thanks man!
The beer pours a hazy copper to amber color with a few lazy streams of carbonation rising towards the surface. A frothy eggshell white head foams up 2 cm and recedes to a clingy edge layer and a few wispy islands.
The aroma on this beer is spicy with vanilla and cloves and some nutmeg dashed in for good measure. I also get some pumpkin innards smell and a bit of caramel and biscuit malt notes. Quite a nice mix of fairly sweet scents.
The first sip reveals a fairly light body with very fine and very sharp tingly carbonation. The texture is sort airy and the light body makes this beer drink very easy, although the carbonation does leave a pretty good tingle on my palate.
Flavor is kind of sweet with some of the same spices from the nose with vanilla and nutmeg some slightly veggie pumpkin insides notes and what I can only detail as a hit of orange flavor. This orange citrusy sweet note is unexpected but I find that it works with the beer. I also get a little bit of caramel, with no hops or booze in this very drinkable brew.
Not too spicy and not to sweet, but well mixed together without being just a spice bomb. Nice brew!

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-pumpkin ale. canned 08.16.16. consumed 11.25.16.

A: Sunset orange glows in the vessel with a dense nature and a feverish pitch of effervesce. Head strong 3 inch foam capping is beige in color and pourous in texture. Soapy air pockets line the walls. Nice presentation.

S: Cinnamon coated cooked pumpkin seeds. Very authentic, dashes of nutmeg, pumpkin guts and some sweet buttery caramel.

T: Flavor was sweet and buttery caramel malts with some pumpkin puree. Cinnamon and toasted pumpkin puree, some fruit, applesauce, light pear and apricot juiciness finishes. Sweet cinnamon toast malt and fruitiness with a small helping of fresh orange grind.

M: Edgy carbonation on the mouthful, medium body, slick and lightly sticky feel, creamy texture.

O: Overall a nice pumpkin beer for those who don't usually enjoy pumpkins or like an overly pumpkin spiced beer. Sweet toasty malt, balanced spicing and fruitiness that is never overbearing or in your face, remains very drinkable though-out. very good 86-86 range.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muchos
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can into my Two Hearted Ale pint glass
L. Clear orange to light amber. Slightly off-white small head which hangs on as a ring and a slight film.
S. First whiff is a biscuity, buttery, graham crackery pie crust. Vanilla is in there as well. Not much aroma of pumpkin or typical pumpkin pie spices, but if this were a "Pie Crust Ale" I'd be like "They nailed it!" As it came to room temperature though the aroma of pumpkin and brown sugar came out.
T. Taste of pie crust, a rather delicious pie crust, and some caramelized pumpkin meat. It gets sweeter as it warms, like honey and butter on your pumpkin bread. I'm trying too hard to detect some fall spices, and there is some ginger, nutmeg, and maybe some other faint stuff in there in the aftertaste.
F. A bit thinner than medium bodied, felt just enough carbonation. Can't really taste or feel the 7.8% abv.
O. Buttery, biscuity, sweet crust aroma is really front and center. It's not Pumking, oh heck no, but it leans in that direction, and at darn near half the cost. For me, it could have used more spice. Not bad though. Cheers!

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Photo of beeryand
4.96/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is pumpkin, ginger, vanilla. Taste is vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin, some ginger, spices may be just a touch overwhelming. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of harrymagargel
4.92/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First time I've had this beer and I was very satisfied good job brew master

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Photo of woodychandler
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Braaaiins! (Pumpkin Ale for Zombies) has been around for a while, but until now, it has only been available on draft or in bomber bottles. The Spring House peeps have finally gotten their Braaaiins! out of their a**es & into CANs, where it belongs! The CANQuest (tm) is ever-vigilant and eternally grateful.

I Crack!ed that Zombie open so hard that its Braaaiins! began spilling out in an inverted Glug! The foam that formed was two fingers high and about as dense & tawny as anything that I have ever seen. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Hail, I could see right through that sumbeeach where somebody got to him before me and blew a hole the size of a pumpkin out of his midsection! Old boy smelled good, though, like he'd been hiding in the barn where I dry spices for the missus' potpourri. Cinnamon, vanilla, clove, ginger. Made me wanna run back in the house & grab some garlic & see how he reacts, but just ain't no time. I drank some of his blood in the hopes that it'll give me some kinda immunity to whatever made him that way in the first place. Mouthfeel was medium to full, not quite creamy. The taste was really spicy, loaded with cinnamon & ginger & underlain with vanilla to give it the flavor that Atwater was shooting for and missed. Finish was semi-dry, not as dry as I might have expected, given all of the spices, but the vanilla helped to offset them. I seem to be finished also as I arrrghh ... Snarl!

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Photo of Electros
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyDee21
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pittbeermur
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cream soda pumpkin beer flavor

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopBomb515
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange amber color with a huge off white head and minimal lacing. Slightly hazy in appearance and the head last forever. Notes of pumpkin pie, gourd meat, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and graham. Medium body, starts creamy and finishes crisp and almost refreshing. Interesting beer here, I wasn't sure what to expect but I like it.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hilgart1
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RichH55
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Braaaiins! (Pumpkin Ale For Zombies) from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.5% out of 100 with 284 ratings
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