Pumpkin Spice Ale | Two Beers Brewing Co.

Pumpkin Spice AlePumpkin Spice Ale
BA SCORE
36.4%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 33 ratings
Pumpkin Spice AlePumpkin Spice Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
twobeersbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by artoolemomo on 08-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,758
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
33
Liked:
12
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
14.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of stratusjeans
2.91/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LouZ
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hreb
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle dated 8/29/2015. Served in pint glass. Medium orange amber with good clarity, little head, and big bubbles. Nice pumpkin spice (obviously) aroma. That means nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Flavor brings a big batch of pie, with a very dry-spiced kind of bitterness. I find the spicing a little bit cloying, but what the hell, I think by now everybody knows what they're getting a beer plainly, boldly even, labeled "pumpkin spice ale". Overall, pretty good for the style, not nearly as good as Southampton (the gold standard of spicy pumpkin-style ales), but I'm happy to drink this once a year.

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Photo of bloatednemesis
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemoarps
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

4/4/3.75/3.25/3.75
Pours pretty much exactly how you would expect a pumpkin to pour: Clear orange-ish amber body, with a two finger head of off white foam that eventually settles in to a pile much smaller, leaving excellent lacing along the sides of the glass.

Nose is also straight down the line what you'd expect: sweet vanilla and spice, with an earthy pumpkin edge to it. Liquid pumpkin pie. As it warms, the aromas become more distinct, and I'm noticing the cloves in particular standing further and further apart from their brethren, like a heavily spiced/mulled cider (but pumpkin, not apple).

Flavour has all that pumpkin pie goodness flitting around the edges, but the centerpiece is actually surprisingly bitter. The creamy pumpkin and cloves in particular among the spices are still there underneath as well, but there's something kind of round and... light? For lack of a better word? About it. Finish is pithy bitter which is balanced nicely by the sweet pie. If whatever that undecypherable oddness were not present, I could see myself being more of a fan. Feels like an IPA with pumpkin pie instead of caramel as the balancing sweet.
Very low carbonation, it's smoothe, but almost overly so. Not quite thing, but something small about it.

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Photo of ncherf
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveRinn
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of thebigredone
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of waige_pilson
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Treyliff
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear bright copper color with a ruby hue, small creamy off-white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top, a few patches of lace lingering

S- abundant pumpkin spice aromas dominate, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & clove. Spice aromas seem to be fresher and more pronounced than most pumpkin beers. There's a graham cracker-like maltiness to balance it out with a hint of brown sugar

T- the freshness of the spices are displayed in the flavor as well with an emphasis on cinnamon & clove that is so fresh tasting, it leaves a little bit of bitterness on the palate from the spicing. Sweet crackery malt balances it out, more spicing on the finish

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

O- after nearly 50 pumpkin beer reviews, this one by far has the freshest and most prominent display of pumpkin spices. It does however make it rather one dimensional. But if you're looking for a pumpkin beer that only focus on the spicing alone, this is the beer to try

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Photo of Wrex68
3.44/5  rDev -2%

Photo of claybob43
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of rand
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

This has been sitting on my shelf for about 10 months...from the reviews I read, aging did it some good.

A: Cloudy-copper in appearance, a gentle pour produces a giant, foamy head that reminds of a bottle-fermented ale.

S: No funk in the smell though, the nose is subtle pumpkin and holiday spice, crakery yeast. The edge of the bouquet is earthy with a touch of phenols.

T: The flavors are bready, malt-forward. Pumpkin is distinct but not overwhelming, nicely accompanied by nutmeg and clove. The phenolic aspect is here as well, there's a slight, pleasant cherry-medicine flavor at the back of the palate. Finishes quickly.

M: LIght bodied but not thin for 5.2%. Amply carbonated.

Well, not a knockout but underrated. I think the aging helped - I'm sensitive to overly astringent, off-balanced brews, but there's none here, and it seemed like that was the biggest critique. Maybe I'm just pleasantly surprised...given the ABV I was worried this might be a little funked, but it's quite drinkable.

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Photo of Stephen_Purdue
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of leftoverburrito
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Eighty
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Boverhof3
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of draheim
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear copper color w/ a 1/2-inch head, no lace.

Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, clove along with some pulpy vegetal pumpkin. Spice is abundant.

Taste is laden with cinnamon and nutmeg, tastes a little like Red Hots. But there's nothing artificial tasting here like you get with some pumpkin/spice ales. I like it.

Mouthfeel is balanced with moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent pumpkin spice ale, pretty smooth and drinkable. Happy Halloween!

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Photo of NickyT
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Pumpkin Spice Ale from Two Beers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 36.4% out of 100 with 33 ratings
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