Pumpkin Ale | Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
rivertownbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A little bit of trick combined with a whole lot of treat, our spice infused Pumpkin Ale blends dark sugars, fresh pumpkin and a selection of memorable harvest spices that come together in a well balanced, medium bodied, rich, copper hued ale. With just enough sweet to balance out the spice, this is how we do pumpkin pie.

Added by rcwhiteky on 10-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
17.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of ladle69
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got this pumpkin beer in a beer trade and it is one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had.

Look: semi-clear amber with an inch white head.

Aroma: pumpkin and ginger, not too much

Taste: It is well balanced, toasty, and not too much pumpkin spice.

Feel: Medium body, quite drinkable. I tend not to like pumpkin beers but this one was fairly good.

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Photo of kbrown
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kegatron
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of triarii85
1.81/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a freind from work----Thanks Kevin.
This ale pours a nice chill hazed orange with a light head of quickly dissipating foam that settles to nothing. Nose is subtle and light with light cinnamon and nutmeg with hints of pumpkin. Flavors follow the nose with lightly herb touched pumpkin and subtle caramel malts settling on the back with a thin watery mouth feel that finishes dry. A drinkable brew that is not overly pumpkin-y but slightly watery. Not great, but not bad.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pnelting
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlborch
1.92/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a brilliant amber gold, producing a 1 inch tan head that dissipates quickly . The nose suggests pumpkin spices with a hint of molasses. The carbonation is low. While the body is medium, there is little flavor to speak of beyond a hint of cinnamon. The palate is very short. Rather uninteresting this "Pumpkin, Autumnal Ale Spiced Beer." Their labeling words set the expectation, but Rivertown fell short! I will avoid this in the future!

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of neenerzig
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tis' the day of all days for pumpkin beers, so I knew I had to end my night with this one this evening. Poured into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a somewhat hazy, cloudy, medium amber/copper color with a white head that is only about an inch thick when first poured before it settles to a medium sized to thick ring lining the inside of my glass with some traces of surface foam and only very minimal lacing. Deep aromas of pumpkin, molasses, and cinnamon are all present along with some caramel malt sweetness. The taste is pretty much the same, with a good, strong pumpkin presence upfront. It is very nice that they used a lot of real pumpkins in this beer and the pumpkin pie spice is kept to a minimum here. This is followed by some cinnamon and molasses that blends nicely with the caramel malt sweet notes. A very minimal touch of hops round out the flavor profile here. I do with all the flavors were a bit stronger overall though, the flavor profile just doesn't pack quite as much of a punch as I would prefer. Has a crisp, smooth, slightly frothy, medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Not a bad beer at all all around here.

Eric

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3 pack from Winter Haven ABC - good beer, but very subtle hints of pumpkin and spice - could have been an autumn ale for the lack of flavor there was. apparently the label has changed....

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregcordle
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elihull
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zdk9
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- It's a crystal clear orange, actually more of a orange copper. A little bit of head but that leaves quickly.

S- Sweetness, a little spice- ginger, in particular. There's also a flavor that strongly reminds me of canned pumpkin. Could that be the pumpkin? Didn't notice if they mentioned how the pumpkin was added...

T- Fairly balanced for a pumpkin beer. There's some earthy hops on the back, and some toasty notes that add to the typical pumpkin beer sweetness. A little bit of toasted husk or brown rice.

F- Quite light and quaffable.

O- Not bad. Kinda middle of the road, but I'd drink it again in a pinch.

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Photo of TeamMathis
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Great taste. Light, tea colored amber. Lots of spice on the nose and taste. It did have a pumpkiny taste to it. Not too carbonated. Good, but a little weak and watery.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1mrbeer
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JB62
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pumpkin Ale from Rivertown Brewing Co.
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