Farmhouse Pumpkin
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #38
Ranked #10,871
4 | pDev: 11%
Oct 22, 2021
Nov 12, 2011
Very Good
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Notes: Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium's southern countryside, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley in the grain bill, earthy flavoring hops and a classic saison yeast. Ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar provide a hearty backbone to this 8.5% ABV beer. Freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice harmonize with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root.

A beautiful hue of autumn russet, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin displays a voluminous head, with a bouquet of aromatic fresh spice. Medium to full in body, this ale offers a balanced flavor of caramelized pumpkin and pie spices, with a lingering finish laced with a hint of fresh ginger. Sugar pumpkins came from the Farm to Family Market on Mechanicsville Turnpike and from the Village Garden. Peruvian organic ginger came from Ellwood Thompsons Local Market in Carytown. Pumpkin Pie Spice came from C.F. Sauer, right around the corner from Hardywood. Whole Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar cloves and whole allspice came from Penzys Spices in Carytown. All are local Richmond businesses.

21 IBU
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4 by paulish from New York on Oct 22, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Pours a clear amber color, minimal head. Has a really nice pumpkin pie spice aroma, I bet the clove and cinnamon the most. Has a good pumpkin flavor, I get the clove and cinnamon along with allspice and pumpkin purée. Really nice brown sugar flavor. Good carbonation, fairly medium bodied, seems to have an amber ale base. Overall a very tasty pumpkin beer.

16 oz can dated 9/9/21
4.25 rating

Oct 04, 2021
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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by NotVeryCreative16 from South Carolina

Not terrible but I was pretty disappointed with this one from Hardywood. I've had pumpkin beers that I've enjoyed before but this one wasn't it. I can't quite put my finger on it but it just didn't taste right at all.

Jan 24, 2021
4.04 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Sep 28, 2020
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2.79/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by cejaev from Virginia

definitely a farmhouse beer not your typical pumpkin style

Sep 23, 2020
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3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Pours without much head at all. Smells of hops and pumpkin. Very clear orange color. Tastes of pumpkin up front with hops after. Too hoppy for me, not something I would buy again.

Oct 16, 2019
4.18 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on Sep 29, 2019
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4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by nick_perry from North Carolina

Red-brown color with a thin beige head. Aromas of grass, yeast, and spice. Notes of cinnamon and other spices appear, but a bit delayed. Funky Belgian quality throughout. Alcoholic, slightly sweet note on the finish. Moderate level of carbonation. Interesting marriage of the Belgian style with the ubiquitous pumpkin ale.

Sep 28, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by PorterJohn from Virginia

Look: Orange Bronze, Not too dark.
Smell: Light Spices, Notes of Pumpkin and ginger.
Taste: Light notes of pumpkin and spice. Not too sweet. You can taste the alcohol, but it's not overwhelming.
Feel: Surprisingly light for a strong beer.

Sep 14, 2019
4 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
4.36 by coreypegram from Arizona on Nov 24, 2018
4.04 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Nov 22, 2018
4.1 by jak from North Carolina on Nov 08, 2018
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2.27/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by jacwomyn from District of Columbia

Not spicy enough.

Oct 21, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

Surprisingly light for a 8.5% beer. You definitely taste the pumpkin and spice, without it being too candy like. The lightness means it's easier to drink, but I think I would have preferred this one to be a wee bit heavier on the palate.

Oct 13, 2018
3.84 by hophugger from Virginia on Oct 05, 2018
3.84 by GracelandII from Virginia on Jul 11, 2018
4.25 by Bluebird218 from Virginia on Feb 10, 2018
4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
4 by Rammed96 from Maryland on Dec 12, 2017
4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Dec 08, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Rust orange with some red hues. Light tan head that leaves behind some minimal lacing. The look is all Fall.
S - Predominantly pumpkin notes up front with minimal fall spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice. This is a really great smelling beer. Just like the look, the smell completely reminds me of Fall.
T - Follows the nose. Tons of ripe pumpkin flavors up front followed by your pumpkin pie/fall spices: nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, etc. All with a nice malt backbone and typical saison yeast flavors to tie everything together. A slight earthy hop presence throughout as well.
F - medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Smooth with a lot of micro-bubbles.
O - This is a fantastic saison that completely delivers on it's promised flavor profile. You get pumpkin flavor with the typical Fall spices. This truly reminds me of Pumking in the flavor profile - however, I would say Pumking tastes like artificial pumpkin flavor compared to this. Hardywood's Farmhouse Pumpkin tastes "organic" in that everything tastes so fresh and the flavor profiles paired with the saison/farmhouse style really suits this beer well. Fantastic.

Nov 18, 2017
3.98 by Jason_cs from Florida on Nov 16, 2017
3.53 by GatorCoop from California on Nov 10, 2017
4.11 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Nov 05, 2017
3.75 by rossracing from Illinois on Oct 30, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BeerSexLove from Virginia

After a recent pumpkin beer tasting I learned I don't care for pumpkin beer. This poured a rusty brown; the smell was earthy and spicy; I couldn't escape the biting clove and boozy taste to really appreciate what else was going on in it. Overall, a decent beer if you like pumpkin beer.

Oct 30, 2017
4.56 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Oct 22, 2017
4.84 by bossmandillard from Virginia on Sep 17, 2017
4.08 by briandaube from Delaware on Sep 08, 2017
5 by Davoc727 from Virginia on Aug 14, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a fairly cloudy dark burnt orange in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate copper + orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer (about 85%) and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and ginger) with a light to moderate aroma of roasted pumpkins and moderate aromas of slightly spicy, slightly earthy saison yeast.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of doughy + bready malts with a moderate amount of brown sugar sweetness and a slightly heavier than moderate flavor of roasted pumpkins. That is followed by moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and ginger). Finally there is a moderate flavor of slightly spicy, slightly earthy saison yeast. Minimal amounts of bitterness but the spice flavors carry through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly effervescent.

O: Very enjoyable, creative, and easy to drink. I like the combination of Saison and Pumpkin Ale - it works quite successfully. The pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and earthy/spicy saison yeast provide harmonious flavors and aromas. Alcohol is well hidden.

Apr 30, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange-y color and a hazy consistency. There was a two inch, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing here.

S: A big, enticing aroma of pumpkin, spices, Belgian yeast, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a good amount of Belgian-style yeast, a lot of pumpkin, a malty tinge, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger), a sugary quality, and a little caramel. Quite a spicy flavor, even for a saison. The taste is deftly balanced. Pumpkin should have been added to a saison long ago.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Pumpkin seems to fit right in with this style. Drinkable in a big, big way.

Apr 14, 2017
3.56 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Feb 15, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Riff from Virginia

Pours a clear amber orange with a thin white head. Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and fresh cut pumpkin. Medium body beer that doesn't linger long on the tongue. Tastes of pumpkin primarily, muted pumpkin pie spices, and has a pleasantly bitter bite to it. Overall, nothing overly impressive or must have about it, but certainly a nice pumpkin ale that would satisfy the want for one during fall time.

Dec 17, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by wattoclone from California

Very aromatic complex nose with a sweet slightly tart pumpkin fruitiness. Medium to light body with loads of caramel and ginger in the finish. The alcohol does come through more than I would prefer.

Nov 28, 2016
4.92 by RBorsato from Virginia on Nov 21, 2016
4.13 by MICAMD from Maryland on Nov 06, 2016
3.9 by Stolenface1 from Virginia on Nov 01, 2016
4.1 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Oct 31, 2016
Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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