Fall Hornin' | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, our Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish.

Added by BB1313 on 08-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,611
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
710
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
138
Trade:
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Ratings: 710 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpleonardi
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice pumpkin flavor with other notes of the fall season. A little on the heavy side for a fall beer, but well worth the drink.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colts9016
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at 38 degrees. The head of the beer is one in half finger thick; furthermore, it is creamy and billowy with good retention. The color of the beer is SRM 12 a medium amber with dark amber hues. The clarity of the beer is mostly opaque unless put up to a light source. The beer has a medium amount of carbonation bubbles.

The initial aroma of the beer is caramel, medium roasted malt, and baking spices.
Additional aromas are pumpkin, earthy, bready, and some floral.

The first sips of the beer are medium roasted malt, caramel, a char note, and baking spices.
I taste yeast, bread, floral, pine, pumpkin, and earthy in the beer.


The mouthfeel of the beer is dry, medium body, medium carbonation, light astringency, and a medium finish.


I have issues with this pumpkin beer. For me, I do not like it. The hops used are all wrong, Why use a pine and grapefruit hops? I feel the beer suffers from confusion.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaketaz
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucnifter
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured can into dimpled seidel.

L: Thin ring of beige head. Surprisingly dark red-brown color.

S: Lots of pumpkin and nutmeg.

T: Same as nose, but with a strong backbone of bitter clove. Bready malts, too.

F: Smooth, with a dry finish.

A good entry in the much maligned pumpkin beer roster. A little off balance with the clove, but very smooth. I can see this one being great much later in the fall, as it gets even colder.

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

Poured into a clear mug, the appearance was a deep burnt orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not much lace, seemed barely there.
The aroma had some pumpkin pie sweet bready to muffin-like character touching down on some allspice, ginger and cinnamon.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a touch of spice for balance. Mild aftertaste of pumpkin that added in that muffin/breadiness nicely.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected. Mainly a smooth pumpkin sweet/muffin/bready sort of finish.
Overall, as a pumpkin ale, this is pretty good. I could see myself having again.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Dark brown with a ruby tinge to it. Thick tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves some nice lacing.

S---Very prominent pumpkin pie aromas. I'm not sophisticated enough to tell them apart.

T---Pumpkin pie spices come through clearly.

F---Creamy & wet.

O---Nice, but pumpkin beers just aren't really my thing. I suppose it's good for what it is.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE: October 13, 2017... OCCASION: LVR's homecoming ends with Hackettstown finally bettering them... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... pours a deep amber, almost brown hue that permits little light... what light cracks through the glass is lively... the soft, snow-white single-finger stands attractively at attention... thick scent of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, while the thick bready malts are lightly toasted and caramelized... light allspice can be sensed as well... a smooth draw at its first sip, the creamy mouthfeel arrives with a vibrant finish... strong, medium-bodied and lingering at its end... cinnamon and nutmeg at the forefront, with caramel and lightly toasted bread malts... this wins with its multiplicity of flavors, fullness and drinkability....

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Photo of WDJersey
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srw
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of VeganUndead
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RC_Saunders
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is medium to dark brown. A little heavier beer than I prefer, but taste is overall very good. Caramel pumpkin and light spice all evident.
Would def buy again but no more than a six pack, that will last me through the fall/pumpkin beer season

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 710 ratings