Die Kreuzen
Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States
Pumpkin Beer
4.13 | pDev: 9.44%
Dec 22, 2019
Oct 25, 2012
Notes: A true OCTOBER FILE. Our Imp PUMPKIN PORTER is named for one of the truly visionary rock bands of all time, Die Kreuzen. German for “The Crosses” our FALL SEASONAL is meant for colder darker days.
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3.58 by markallmon from Tennessee on Dec 22, 2019
3.93 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on Oct 19, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by KensWorld from Florida

Prost to one of the tightest Hardcore bands of the early 80’s. Great beer too.

Nov 22, 2018
4.19 by Robemiller9 from Wyoming on Dec 20, 2017
4.4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Nov 01, 2017
4.42 by bigdog3838 from Florida on Jul 22, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Georgiabeer from Georgia

I've always loved pumpkin porters- I'd mix my own back in the day when almost no one but Elysian made them. This one is exceptional- it pushes the envelope with a deep, almost burnt, roastiness that contrasts nicely with the not too sweet pumpkin and spice and has that underlying silkiness that tames the roast a bit from the pumpkin itself. Always a treat from this very good brewery.

Mar 03, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JamesBondGA from Georgia

pours a dark brown in color with a nice two inch foam. Nice Chocolate, Pumpkin and some spices on the nose. upon tasting the pumpkin flavor was enjoyable, you also get vanilla and some spices. Much better pumpkin beer than the Shipyard Pumpkin Ale I had the day before.

Feb 21, 2017
3.75 by GABrew from Georgia on Dec 31, 2016
4.05 by T_Hass from Georgia on Nov 29, 2016
4.2 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2016
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4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by SuperBrewThru from Georgia

Has to be the best pumpkin beer out there. i hate pumpkin beers and this one just kills it. Die Kruezen, don't get the name but i love the beer! it's great!

Nov 26, 2016
4.04 by shivtim from Georgia on Nov 24, 2016
2.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Nov 13, 2016
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3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BigGold from Mississippi

First had poured from growler, purchased at Wise Owl Growlers, Kennesaw, Georgia, into faceted mug. Well-balanced pumpkin beer, i.e., not too much pumpkin or pumpkin pie spice flavors.

Oct 20, 2016
4.28 by mbgeibel from Florida on May 02, 2016
4.3 by Omonigan from Georgia on Dec 06, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

look: Dark brown with some cola highlights. Tan head with wisps of lingering lace.
smell: Roasty Porter and aromatic spices compete in a good way.
taste: really nicely integrated Porter and Pumpkin, and aromatic spice. Smooth and mostly dry. Very tasty.

Dec 04, 2015
4 by JohnBender from Texas on Nov 30, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Chocolate, pumpkin and spice in the nose. I note spice and chocolate in the mouth. Enjoyable.

Nov 26, 2015
4.22 by Beerando from Georgia on Nov 16, 2015
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3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by BeerDawgs from Georgia

L - Dark brown, with no clarity, 1 finger of head and some nice tan sticky lace left all over the glass

S - Pumpkin and spices, cocoa

T - Vanilla, pumpkin and spices

F -Light body and thin. Low carbonation.

O - A tasty pumpkin porter, smooth and well balanced and easy to drink

Nov 11, 2015
3.94 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Nov 02, 2015
3.98 by crow from Illinois on Oct 31, 2015
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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ThickNStout from Georgia

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99. No bottling date but this was released late September/ early October. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a dark brown, like black tea, with a three quarter finger tan head. The froth shrinks to a broken halo, leaving some wide bursts of lace.

Snells of chocolate, spiced gourd, brown sugar and perhaps it is my imagination but I get something like pie crust towards the back end. Nice.

The flavors open up similar to a molè stout with a good bit of spice and chocolate. Cinnamon, pumpkin, roast malt, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, pie crust and something I perceive as oats. Almost no noticeable alcohol. The pumpkin and spice additives are well integrated but the base porter shines through.

Creamy, medium body with fairly soft carbonation. Finishes with a pleasing spiced chocolate pumpkin note.

I think Burnt Hickory may have done some tweaking to the recipe over the past year. I've enjoyed this in years past but this year I think it is substantially better. I'd never before noticed how excellent the base porter is and the added pumpkin and spice create a delicious seasonal accent. This is a great pumpkin porter and worth a try for fans of the style.

Oct 28, 2015
3.5 by jrob21 from Georgia on Oct 28, 2015
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3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by FBGordon from Oregon

Poured from a cooled bomber into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a foamy off-white head that quickly thins to a ring but lacey nicely throughout.

S: Notes of pumpkin, toast, coffee and a little toffee.

T: Light roast with notes of pumpkin and spices. Coffee and pumpkin.

M: Medium bodied, a little thin for a porter. Some carbonation keeps the palate from getting cluttered with pumpkin.

O: A nice-tasting beer that could use a little heft through the middle, it is nonetheless satisfying and with a well-hidden ABV. This was my second helping and I enjoyed both sessions.

Oct 26, 2015
4.2 by huysmans from New Jersey on Oct 26, 2015
4.11 by ramblinwreck101 from Georgia on Oct 24, 2015
4.25 by Mlawrence from Georgia on Oct 17, 2015
3.75 by halo3one from Georgia on Oct 12, 2015
3.89 by MTKATL from Georgia on Oct 10, 2015
4.04 by Jmikepow from Georgia on Jul 01, 2015
4.5 by BrewDogBarley from Georgia on Dec 01, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

22 oz bottle of Imperial Pumpkin Porter. The bottle gushed when the cap was popped. Poured near black and near opaque with a huge, durable, foamy tan head.
Aroma: odd mix of earthy hops, toffee, and light 'Fall' spices.
Flavor: a fine blend of baked pumpkin, light pumpkin pie spices, dark dried fruits, toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Feel: very smooth, full body with medium-high but soft carbonation.

Nov 09, 2014
4.1 by GaBengal from Georgia on Nov 08, 2014
5 by Divo366 from Georgia on Nov 03, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
by Zach136 from Georgia

Appearance: Hazy brown - off white head

Aroma: Big nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove adjuncts. Touch of some darker malts.

Flavor: Aforemention adjuncts rounded out with a toasty, bready, quality and hints of pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, pretty drinkable.

Nov 01, 2014
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4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Brewser_Lewser from Georgia

Man. This beer still really delivers. Create mouthfeel and slight pumpkin spice and chocolate. Finally a pumpkin i like and can drink a ton of. Burnt Hickory scores!

Oct 30, 2014
4.25 by KG710 from Georgia on Oct 28, 2014
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