Pumpkin Ale | Old Forge Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
oldforgebrewingcompany.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by AdamBear on 08-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid portion comes out a nice amber color with absolutely perfect clarity. Nice looking white head, mostly small bubbles with some medium sized ones worked in there. Goes away pretty quickly, and not much in the way of lacing. Good looking beer though, I really can't believe how clear it is.

The smell is pretty good, a fair representation of the style. Not really too much to say about it, it just smells like pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a hint of vanilla.

Taste is a step up from the smell. The smell is more just the pumpkin pie spices, which are present in the taste too, but it actually tastes like beer too. Nutmeg and cinnamon slightly present in addition to some earthy mashed pumpkin. Decent malt backbone and a hint of hops. At the end there is a finishing flavor of some vanilla.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, medium bodied I'd say. Pretty smooth with a slight earthy tone. Starts sweet and maintains most of the way through, a nice warming finish. Good carbonation level and slightly consistent with the typical pumpkin beer mouthfeel. Very drinkable beer, goes by pretty quick. Not the biggest pumpkin beer fan in the world, but I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of brheuer
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of bum732
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of xnicknj
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of rjvanston
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of themanilow
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Quite possibly one of the best Pumpkin Ales I've tasted. Subtle spices mixed in with the slight yet not overpowering taste of pumpkin. Certainly pick up on sweeter flavors such as the brown sugar. I would certainly seek this out as a yearly seasonal favorite.

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Photo of wattoclone
2.17/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very mild vegetal aroma, not really pumpkin but maybe cooked squash. Taste is watery with a weak malt flavor. Minimal pumpkin and even less spice. The hop bitterness predominates in the finish. The adorable can is the best thing about this beer. Pity the brewing isn't as good as the marketing.

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Photo of ClarkHimself
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Snagged a can of this for $3.50. Into a pint glass
A - Off to a great start a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head that seems to stick around forever with great lacing. Color is a Nice bright orange yellow color rather dark but clear.
S - Not overbearing with spices mild brown sugar and vanilla if anything its mostly bright pumpkin flesh with a vegital squash smell.
T - To me it needs more sweetness from the vanilla and more spice. It does taste rather pumpkin which is good I guess. Very traditional After a few sips my palate does adjust to the vegital taste and it taste rather good.
M -Despite the lower than average ABV it does taste rather good. Light to medium yet the body is not too watery.
Overall I was sort of impressed with this as my first offering from Old Forge Brewery but with little spice or sweetness its not overly interesting but its not "uber hopped" which I appreciate. Above average overall.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of philbe311
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Finally, a Pumpkin Ale in my favorite vessel - A 16 oz. can...

A - Just a tad more than two fingers worth of fluffy slightly billowing audibly fizzy light khaki colored head with a slight orange tinge... Decent retention... The head becomes creamier as it settles ultimately leaving a fairly thick full rich uber-creamy lacing... The color is a light to medium golden orange... A moderate bit of carbonation that rises in streaks that start at a pedestrian pace before reaching a quick pace towards the top of the glass... A very slight bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - A pumpkin / gourd forward offering... Fresh pumpkin pulp... This first whiff is quickly followed by a wave of spiciness... The spices are highlighted by a nifty mix of clove and all spice... There is also some cinnamon present, but it takes a distant backseat to the other spices... Some light pie crust notes... There is the slightest whiff of vanilla buried deep down beneath the surface...

T - The spices seem to mostly disappear on the palate... The pumpkin puree is again the start... Very pleasant... There is a very subtle undertone of vanilla... Perhaps a hint of pie crust... The spices are almost none existent but do appear on the finish in a very muddled manner...

M - Light bodied... Limited carbonation... Unfortunately this one is a bit on the thin side of the equation... Rather uneventful mouthfeel... To be honest, it's actually more than a bit disappointing...

D - Promising appearance and aroma quickly give way to pedestrian flavor and dissappointing mouthfeel... Mix that with the 4.6% ABV and the end result is a rather quaffable but unremarkable Pumpkin Ale... I was eager to try this one, but was left a bit unsatisfied...

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Crimzy711
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Pumpkin Ale from Old Forge Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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