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

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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
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
7
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27
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trytoketchup
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Edhel
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
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 +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Covocali
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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 +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMcBride415
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.33/5  rDev -9%
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 +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kpoole25
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.66/5  rDev 0%
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 -15.3%
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 -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of breadwinner
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sundevil21
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this seasonal porter. I recently had it in both bottle form, as well as on tap at the Four Peaks brewery in Tempe, AZ. I fell in love with this. I purchased quite a number of pumpkin beers this season, and though I'm only half way through trying them all, this is my favorite thus far. Good solid pumpkin smell, and great smooth pumpkin flavor. Many pumpkins I've tried don't have a whole lot of the pumpkin or even pumpkin spice included as much as you'd think, though the heavier the better it appears. But this one was a great one for me.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kodyonthekeys
4.76/5  rDev +30.1%

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Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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