Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale For Zombies
Spring House Brewing Company

Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale For ZombiesBraaaiins! Pumpkin Ale For Zombies
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From:
Spring House Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #108
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,168
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 14.92%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
261
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 06, 2022
Added:
Oct 02, 2010
Wants:
  38
Gots:
  76
SCORE
86
Very Good
Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale For ZombiesBraaaiins! Pumpkin Ale For Zombies
Notes: 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.
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Ratings by tsfinn23:
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Rated by tsfinn23 from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

Oct 11, 2014
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
DATE: November 5, 2022... OCCASION: Michael's first football season is in the books--a lot to like, a lot of learning... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... a dark amber brown body supports a two-fingered, thick, spongy off-white head that displays resiliency... mega cinnamon, nutmeg, light citrus, toasted bread crust, apple pie--fruity and spicy, evoking a dessert...this is the 8.5% version, and I compliment the brewers for making this bigger while keeping it drinkable--smooth at the throat, buzzing at the teeth, and agreeable in between... medium to full-bodied, it holds its own with a lingering finish... apple, cinnamon and nutmeg are big and bold... its malt profile eases off its aroma a bit, while its citrus kicks up to suggest a holiday punch... overall, enjoyable and a bit different from the plethora of pumpkin beers that sprout around this time...the first I have had from Spring House--nice to have met them!
Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A- pumpkin look to it of light orange and yeast suspended. minimal head head..no lacing

S- allspice and clove hits the nose. light malt

F- all spice and pumpkin flavoring. strong and potent

M- medium bodied and full of pumpkin flavor smooth though

O- pumpkin ale flavoring strong overall a good pumpkin ale
Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by Icemann383 from New York

Apr 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.56 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
One of the better pumpkin offerings in my opinion.
Just not my bag.
Oct 26, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Into a clear glass liter mug, from a big bottle this comes. Copper colored with a dense and foamy off-white head. Its smell isn't as spicy as most in its style, much more on the starchy side. Very nice glass lacing is included in the look. Pumpkin itself hasn't much flavor, so it's what is done with it. This one avoids the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice so often overloaded into "pumpkin" beers, which are usually just beers with pumpkin pie spices. What is left is a subtle dose of cloves. It's nice to taste what real pumpkin does for the texture and taste. This is a bold attempt to do so and should be appreciated as such. It's probably closer to the original pumpkin based beers of the Pilgrims.
Dec 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Oct 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by shelby415 from Oregon

Oct 04, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Quite an exceptional pumpkin ale pumpkin is Vegetal almost minty like bitter hops with slight vanilla to round it out and a good dose of cinnamon and nutmeg. Drinks rather light the 8.5% is very balanced. overall I've had worse pumpkin beers this one may not be the best could use a bit more sweetness but it's a decent pumpkin ale that reminds you more of a beer rather than just a pie.
Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
First, my pounder can says 8.5% not 7.1%. Great looking can of a zombie eating the “brains” out of a jack o lantern. Darker golden or lighter amber with a decent offwhite head and some haze, this looks good. Sweet and pumpkins note on the nose, with the spices this almost smells like root beer. Much more even in the flavor where the pumpkin and related spices take center stage but not in a cloying way. Good job on the taste here. Slightly watery feel may hurt this beer a bit but very easy to drink. Good stuff here.
Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured hard from a tall can into a mug, forming a few fingers of frothy white head that slowly faded to heavy lacing. Hazy amber color. Smell is a very nice combo of pumpkin and nutmeg. Taste follows, with maybe a bit more nutmeg heavy than pumpkin. Not too complicated, but very tasty spice- focused pumpkin ale. A bit of breadiness at the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Glad I found of few of these.
Sep 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.01 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Dec 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Cait612 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Best pumpkin beer I've ever had. They weren't distributing this year but luckily a co-worker was headed to Lancaster and grabbed me a six pack. I describe this as the ultimate Halloween time beer, "haunted house in your mouth".
Nov 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by socon67 from New York

Oct 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.68 by Chinaskifan1 from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by tuowl74a from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2019
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Rated by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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Update of Pumpkin Beer from 2013-2019 Blind Tastings.

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Oct 12, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Slightly cloudy, amber colored beer; thick, frothy white head. Strong yet understated pumpkin aroma; pumpkin pie spices. Pumpkin pie flavor; allspice and cinnamon; cloves. Medium body; a little watery; spicy tingle on the tongue.

I pretty tasty and well-rounded pumpkin beer. Certainly heavy on the spice elements, but still enjoyable for the style.
Oct 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.36 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Sep 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Navinjohnson from New York

4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
One of the better pumpkins I’ve had. If you’re looking for spice and pumpkin flavors you’ve found it with this one. After a few sips I can still taste nutmeg on my tongue
Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Furlinator from California

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 10, 2019
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Rated by brutalfarce from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Solid pumpkin brew cinnamon and clove are big but as expected in a pumpkin beer, small format is appreciated
Jul 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.35 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2018
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Reviewed by brenn79 from Idaho

4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can- Pours hazy orange with minimal head. Aroma is pumpkins, spice, not just pumpkin spice but there's something else there, very nice aromas. The Flavor is pumpkin, spices, sweet and tart, touch of smoke, peat, so much more complex than i was expecting. Delicious.
Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by billbeers from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.8 by kwlightner from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2018
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Reviewed by jphallenbeck from New York

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The most vegetably beer I've ever had, and the weirdest pumpkin ale. Very bold of them. It tastes super healthy. Notes of carrot and allspice shine through in a brew comparable to the blood of a raw pumpkin, but with the texture of a great beer. Filled up a growler at AJs in Rochester and promptly drank the whole thing
Oct 12, 2018
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Rated by KingMatthewsDad from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
One of the best pumpkin ale I've had. Not real heavy good pumpkin flavor.
Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.3 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Sep 05, 2018
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Reviewed by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This is an unusual pumpkin. Pours a medium amber with clouds of sediment (brains?). It is fairly medium to light in body and has a unique citrus-clove taste to it. I really do not detect any pumpkin. Only spice & citrus. It is pleasant, enjoyable to drink, but it does not evoke the traditional flavors of a fall brew. Pretty good beer, but if you are looking for a traditional pumpkin this may not be what you expected
Dec 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Golden burnt orange in color. Fairly clear in appearance. Vegetation, reigned in cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices of nutmeg and allspice all on the lower end. Not too overpowering. Damn good pumpkin beer.
Nov 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Aug 26, 2017
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