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Pumpkin Porter | Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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3.76/5
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142 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States
fourpeaks.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Gusler on 11-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,844
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
142
pDev:
14.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
Trade:
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Photo of Tybee
4.52/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brownish black color and tan head are visually mesmerizing.

A medium body with malty pumpkin and spicy notes of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are perfect to make a cold, fall, evening seem "fireside cozy".

4 Peaks Pumpkin Porter is my favorite fall drink and it pairs beautifully with cheesy onion soup and a nice steak. It's regrettable I can't get it in Georgia.

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Photo of n2185
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black with a small tan head that settles down to a ring, and leaves very mild lacing down the glass. The aroma is dark bread crust, pumpkin pie, and mild cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. Same for the flavor, which is mild, overall, but easy to drink and not obnoxious with the use of spices. The feel is medium thin body, dry, and well carbonated. Low abv, and I had this with a burger for lunch. I'd have it again with food because it was lighter, and like said, not overkill with the spice flavorings; which is pretty common with these flavored brews.

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Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trytoketchup
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Edhel
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a dark black with small amount of foam and minimal lacing. Smells of spices and pumpkin with a malt mixture. Taste is really nice, good spice upfront with a mix of pumpkin and malt. Beer is very easy to drink and not overpowering with spice or pumpkin, just a good blend of all to make this a balanced beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Covocali
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best pumpkin beer ever. Smooth not overpowering pumpkin taste with that porter bite. Would drink again

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Photo of jkeefe1800
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMcBride415
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drinkable—I suppose even "sessionable"—but not very exciting. Benighted by a bit of a metallic tang around the whole periphery, there are nonetheless some solid gourd-like chthonic notes, as well as the barest of smokey dark flavors—the latter of which aid in the presentation of those base malty bitters that keep this effort true to the porter side of its style. Mild, light-bodied, without either glaring flaws or obvious plaudits.

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Photo of DAS30
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kpoole25
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like slightly cloudy coca cola. Tan head, fades quickly to nothing...must be the spices or pumpkin that kills head retention. Smell is much spicier than I recall in years past, pumpkin spice go figure. Some roast. Taste is definitely more pumpkin spice than I recall, mostly cinnamon to me, a little roast or chocolate maybe. The finish is what gets me every time. I've always considered it thin and watery. This year, for the finish, I'd add that it has a very strange kind of mouth puckering feeling...somewhat acidic...like a wine with a lot of tannin...other times it seemed like soda water chalky feeling...then I'd say, no, it's like a really old, stale diet cola, where fake sweetness is gone and you get the phosphate/carbonic acid feel, not really a flavor.

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Photo of Bry822
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a nearly translucent brown color with a small fizzy off-white head that disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- plenty of pumpkin spice aroma up front with the expected aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg & clove. The base porter adds a light roasted malt aroma with some sweet chocolate complementing the spices

T- The pumpkin spicing blends with a slightly smoky base porter up front, followed by some vegetal notes. The finish provides plenty of roast with some char and light chocolate on the linger

M- medium-light body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a bit of a watery finish

O- solid pumpkin porter with high drinkability

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Photo of elNopalero
3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This didn’t do anything for me. Chalky tasting. Too many “pumpkin spices.” It’s essentially a cinnamon bomb. Pass.

I guess I don’t have much more to add to this review right now. This sure ain’t poetry.
Beer reviews can be like that sometimes.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of breadwinner
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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