Farmhouse Pumpkin | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
hardywood.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by rudolphjacksonm on 11-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
262
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
41
For Trade:
2
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Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of avalon07
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of gordavidson
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stolenface1
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ctb6582
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in a snifter, the beer is a crystal clear caramel coloring, with a thin, wispy, white head. Aromas of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, subtle fruity esters, and some subtle earthy highlights. Flavors are sweet and rich forward, a heavy blend of pumpkin and tangy cream, with a solid spice blend of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with sugary and vanilla highlights, and some funky Belgian esters. Hints of sour at the end of the palate, too. Smooth, slick, and dry feel, with a slick and lingering finish. Tastyle beer, and much different from your normal pumpkin beer offerings.

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Photo of cts309
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusion7777
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vintage 2014. From the bottle, it pours a pumpkiny amber with a small head. Lacing. Cinnamon and nutmeg (pumpkin pie?) in the nose. The mouth gets the pumpkin pie and malt. This ages well!

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Photo of seanchai
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdVandenberg
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Farmhouse Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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