Fall Hornin'
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #166
Ranked #26,607
3.59 | pDev: 13.09%
Nov 03, 2020
Aug 16, 2013
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Notes: 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.
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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz can stamped 20219 (8/6/20 - about 2 months old) poured into a snifter at fridge temp 6% ABV. The beer pours very dark amber with orange & ruby highlights and khaki colored head. The head recedes to a pencil thin ring and single layer of tiny bubbles. The aroma is mild in strength featuring pumpkin and pie seasoning. The taste is barely sweet pumpkin pie as well with the pumpkin and spice well mixed. Mild bitterness and a little earthy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good. I drink & review one pumpkin beer a year. Not really my thing, but this is well done, especially if you want some actual pumpkin and not sickly sweet.

Nov 03, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a dark golden orange color, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like sweet caramel, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, roasted pumpkin, and general maltiness.

This was absolutely one of the most solid entries in a recent all pumpkin beers tasting. It's a nice balanced of malt and spice, with caramel, nutmeg, clove, and some other vague pumpkin spice type things.

This is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a great malty smoothness.

This is definitely one of the best readily available pumpkin beer out there. It's got a sort of classic old school feel to it.

Oct 04, 2020
3.55 by DvdP from Netherlands on Sep 29, 2020
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Poured hard from a can into a mug, forming a ton of frothy off-white head on top of a transparent dark orange body. Head took quite a while to fade to a ring of lacing. Smell is gentle pumpkin with a tiny bit of spices. Taste follows, a solid pumpkin flavor with some nutmeg at the tail end. Just shy of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid and easy to drink pumpkin ale.

Sep 11, 2020
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3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Seanjohnhunt from California

Poured into a goblet glass. Head disappeared fast. The color/ is a burnt orange with some rubby red. It is a great color. The mouthfeel is nice. The flavor is just very mild, almost not prevalent. It's barely floating around the thinking of a solid pumpkin beer. it's okay.

Sep 10, 2020
3.18 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Sep 05, 2020
3.69 by robebo44 from Virginia on Dec 17, 2019
4 by mrcraft from California on Oct 22, 2019
3.77 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Oct 21, 2019
4.31 by V1per41 from Colorado on Oct 05, 2019
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
3.75 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Jan 19, 2018
3.45 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Jan 01, 2018
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 28, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jpleonardi from New York

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.

Dec 27, 2017
3.5 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Dec 23, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by colts9016 from Idaho

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.

Dec 15, 2017
4.43 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 11, 2017
3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 05, 2017
4.06 by jaketaz from Florida on Dec 01, 2017
3.73 by mdfb79 from New York on Nov 15, 2017
4.04 by pstam87 from Illinois on Oct 31, 2017
4.42 by RBorsato from Virginia on Oct 27, 2017
3.64 by emeyer from West Virginia on Oct 23, 2017
3.67 by Lucnifter from California on Oct 18, 2017
3.87 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Oct 17, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

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.

Oct 16, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Oct 15, 2017
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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

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.

Oct 15, 2017
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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

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....

Oct 14, 2017
3.74 by WDJersey from Colorado on Oct 01, 2017
3.5 by srw from Virginia on Sep 28, 2017
3.75 by krome from Illinois on Sep 20, 2017
3.3 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Sep 11, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RC_Saunders from North Carolina

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

Sep 07, 2017
3.43 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Sep 02, 2017
3.5 by armock from New York on Jul 17, 2017
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by bbtkd from South Dakota

Anderson Valley Fall Hornin' Pumpkin Ale, 6% ABV, 20 IBU. Pours thin and dark brown, with a two finger off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, caramel, and some pumpkin pie spice, taste follows with a slight bitter close. Decent mouthfeel, though a bit heavy on carbonation. Overall very good.

Jun 16, 2017
3.68 by StevenMilligan from Florida on May 14, 2017
3.69 by cliff1066 from Virginia on Feb 07, 2017
Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 721 ratings