Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter | Redhook Ale Brewery

Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin PorterBrewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter
101 Ratings
Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin PorterBrewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by vfgccp on 09-21-2012

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of mactrail
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Quite handsome dark brown with a peaky off-white head in the Saxo tall tulip. A rather light body with plenty of sparkle on the tongue. There is something watery yet oily about this. Smells of licorice and bread.

Dark scorched grains and plenty of pie spice, plus a pervasive sweet taste, pretty well covers it. Licorice taste is pretty strong. This gets bitter after a couple of sips and the aftertaste is plenty bitter. Dark malt that dries out in the aftertaste, in spite of the sugary sensation at first. A few sips is more than enough. The bitter burnt spice taste lingers unpleasantly.

I wish they would just call these kind of brews "Spiced Winter Ale." Pumpkin's got nothing to do with it. From the 22 oz bottle at Boulevard Liquors in San Diego.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep amber color with cranberry highlights, nice head that died out quickly, and a decent lace.

S - Great spice notes, cloves, cinnamon, slight nutmeg, and obviously pumpkin. Sort of like a pumpkin spiced apple cider.

T - Sweet and slightly smokey. Nice malty body, toasted pumpkin bread, and a little spice, but not nearly as much as you'd expect based on the smell. Once it warms you start to get a slight coffee taste.

M - Medium body, a little light on the backend. Very smooth going down.

O - A little light for a porter.

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Photo of plaid75
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a dark amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retrntion and lacing.

The smell featured the typical pumpkin spice spices atop a moderate roasted malt.

The taste consisted of a medium bodied black malt that nicely complimented the assertive pumpkin spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side if the style.

Overall a tasty fall treat.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of jschott75
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a very dark brown color with a small tan colored head. The head fades rather fast, leaving behind a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is largest of a pumpkin smell mixed with some moderate spice aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Mixed with these aromas are some light maple syrup and caramel smells as well as a bit of a roasted malt and coffee aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with on the drier side with just a bit of a caramel taste. Upfront the bulk of the taste is dominated by a mix of pumpkin and roasted malt flavors with a decent showing of cinnamon. As the taste moves on the flavors become more spiced and roasted as other spices of ginger and nutmeg come to the tongue along with a lighter coffee taste. In the end some of the maple syrup that was detected in the nose is discernable on the tongue, but with the loss of much of the caramel that taste is still rather dry. In the end the mix of flavors ends up leaving a drier and lightly burnt spiced pumpkin puree flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter and slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that was average. A thicker and creamier body would have been much nicer for the brew as it could have supported the blend of roast and pumpkin much better.

Overall – A rather dry pumpkin porter with a decent flavor. When looking for something not too sweet with a decent pumpkin and roasted flavor then this is a pretty nice choice.

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Photo of MSandahl23
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of socon67
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at "The Pub" in Gettysburg, PA. This beer a dark reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet with malt, spices and a faint sweet pumpkin. The flavor is big on malt with some spice flavor and an understated taste of pumpkin. This is my first porter mixed with Pumpkin and I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Brewery Backyard Series: Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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