Fall Hornin'
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Fall Hornin'Fall Hornin'
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #341
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Ranked #43,956
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.02%
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
721
From:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
82
Good
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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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jkblr from Indiana

3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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metter98 from New York

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige colored head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cinnamon are present in the nose along with hints of nutmeg.
T: Like the smell, cinnamon stands out in the taste from start to finish, which also has notes of nutmeg and hints of pumpkins. The nutmeg is most noticeable towards the back end of the taste. No sweetness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer if you like cinnamon but it doesn't have much in the way of having pumpkin aromas and flavors.

Oct 12, 2013
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

i like it all except the body here. quite a few watery drinking pumpkin ales this year, not sure why, but i like them heavier than this one. despite its darker amber look, its so fizzy and thin that it feels more like a soda than a beer. the head is like a soda float too, huge bubbles and a lot of carbonation activity in this. the flavor of the beer is great though. a hit of ginger in there with the nutmeg and the pumpkin. nicely selected amber malt base, which i think is the right platform for these flavors, i just want it to be a bigger contributor to the feel. white pepper and brown sugar i the finish, if this had more body to stand on it would be a real impressive brew. just enough hops to balance the finish too, i think the recipe is close to being a real winner.

Sep 27, 2014
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Dark roasted malts bring out a nice deep nearly black mahogany blood red hue with a tan khaki head forming nice and thick, great looking darker pumpkin ale. Fine speckled lacing evenly spread with each sip, love the look of the beer in the glass.

Aroma sweet pumpkin pie notes, graham cracker character, darker roasts bring out some caramel…this is one of the best pumpkin ales I’ve had this season up there with Elysian. Rich caramelization, muted spice notes goes so well together with the pumpkin flesh found in this one.

Flavor darker roasts added some much needed dryness in this beer, which balances out the sweet caramelized malt sugars with the pumpkin additions. Spices are there but not stealing the show away, a quality breadiness derived from malt additions mimics a graham cracker crust in a pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied even flowing carbonation with nice even character. This goes down easy with each sip, very smooth balanced pumpkin ale.

Overall, it’s an easy going great tasting pumpkin beer that doesn’t way you down in anyway…very nice beer here folks.

Sep 05, 2014
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark rich burnt reddish brown in color with a very light brown to tan head that lasts, leaving a decent lacing behind. I liked the look of this glass of beer. Nice pumpkin pie spices in the aroma, has Thanksgiving written all over it. Lighter pumpkin pie taste, seems a bit washed out, especially compared to the aroma and look.

Oct 29, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of earthy malt and pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with dirt and pumpkin pie spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a solid pumpkin pie spice aroma but there is an odd dirt-like flavor that I am not too fond of.

Sep 06, 2013
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UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sep 29, 2013
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DVictoryHeadwatersZ from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

Nov 13, 2013
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chadski from California

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Oct 26, 2015
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JArt from Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Jul 24, 2015
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DuffDaddy from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Had a draft at the Nantahala Outdoor Center with lunch....

Oct 17, 2014
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NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 04, 2013
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JakeDebus from Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Sep 16, 2014
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StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 04, 2016
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tjcamm from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sep 27, 2013
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dannycohen62 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Aug 27, 2014
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Gregwa from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sep 14, 2014
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stomioka from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +11.9%

Oct 23, 2014
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Sep 28, 2013
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walkinginplace from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Sep 20, 2014
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pin glass.

Appearance: Dark brown color with heavy bubbles o the body...off-white head with a slight orange tint to it rising to just under a finger's length.

Smell: Light pumpkin squash and light nutmeg, seriously just a touch.

Taste: Of course it tastes like pumpkin but comes off bitter and feels a bit more like a amber mixed with spoonful of light nutmeg. A slight sweet in the beginning but dissipates quickly.

Mouth: Carbonation is definitely medium to heavy. Not really that sticky if you ask me. Finish has feel of slight roasted hops.

Overall: Not a bad beer, very easy to drink but no where near the top of the food chain when it comes to pumpkin beers. It's good to have for the moment and definitely still better than some other beers that try "harder". Salud!

Dec 06, 2013
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Oct 25, 2014
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

Sep 16, 2014
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bcapon from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Dec 06, 2013
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V1per41 from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 05, 2019
Fall Hornin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 721 ratings