Positively Pumpkin
Half Full Brewery

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Half Full Brewery
Connecticut, United States
Pumpkin Beer
3.51 | pDev: 13.11%
Dec 07, 2020
Oct 19, 2013
This Pumpkin Ale has a medium body, moderate bitterness, an essence and flavor of pumpkin and spices and rounds out with an earthy warming finish.
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Rated: 3.36 by Sellen from Connecticut

Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Best by 5/24/2021; consumed on 11/22/20

Pours a translucent, deep, ruddy brown/amber varnish body capped with a finger of creamy, slightly off-white/pale tan foam; mediocre head retention leaves a thin veil of cap, a moderate, frothy collar, and a sparse selection of firm, webby lacing holding to the walls of the glass.

Aroma opens with touches of vanillin meeting bready malt before heavier tones of caramel provide a prelude to pumpkin spice over the middle, which in turn highlight nutmeg, hints of ginger, and grassy cinnamon on the close.

Taste brings more pronounced pumpkin at the forefront of the profile, with bready malt and hints of caramel to follow; nutmeg, wet grass, and hints of ginger progress over the mid-palate before a distinct nuttiness brings a tepid sort of harmony on the finish.

Mouthfeel offers a medium body bolstered with a fluffy, moderate carbonation fading cleanly with a minimal, evenly-dispersed grit with a mild hop presence along the mid-palate; an almost slick texture appears into the back end an bringing a brightness through the finish.

While nearly 6 months in the can has brought a noticeable vegetal character to the profile, a passive yet authentic pumpkin spice and tepid approach to the balancing malt profile still holds firmly, resulting in a safe, completely unremarkable pumpkin ale; forgettable and light.
Nov 23, 2020
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Rated by karfe20

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rating changes year to year. 2019's batch is great.
Oct 31, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by BallsDeep from Florida

Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: crystal clear; burnt orange in color; 1 finger light beige head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger;

T: follows the nose with almost no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: if pumpkin beer is your thing, this will be enjoyable;
Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Sep 26, 2018
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Reviewed by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L - Deep orange pour with two-finger tan head which disapated fairly quickly. Mild lacing also disappeared.
S - Light pumpkin smell with spice (cinnamon).
T - Fairly spicy but not overwhelming. Mild pumpkin taste.
F - Almost creamy feel. Medium mouth feel.
O - A nice beer. Haven't had a lot of pumpkin beers, but this seems more mild than others I've had, which fit me nicely.
Oct 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a nice looking burnt orange color with some hints of amber towards the center. Finger's worth of white foamy head slid off at a moderate pace. Lace seemed to just slide into oblivion.
The aroma had some pumpkin sweetness, a little bit of biscuit, light honey, some cinnamon, then allspice and nutmeg.
The flavor seemed to balance somewhat nicely between the sweet portions of the honey/biscuit/pumpkin sweetness to the spices of the allspice and nutmeg. Some aftertaste of the pumpkin sweetness.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Semi-smooth sweet finish bearing a touch of spice for balance.
Overall, as a pumpkin ale, I'd say this works. I'd probably have again.
Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by dsshuck from Delaware

Mar 01, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by SmithyAlan from Canada (QC)

Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Oct 24, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Jkolls from Ohio

Aug 12, 2016
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
3/31...can to glass. Rusty orange amber, 1/4 inch white foam. Pumpkin nutmeg cinnamon nose. Some vanilla. Sweet pumpkin pie like flavor, light bodied. Long cinnamon taste. Nutmeg hangs out too. Spices below the surface. Good.
Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 3.31 by tjcamm from Oregon

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by Abragg3 from Connecticut

Jan 09, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by nebula1999 from Connecticut

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Jstorey7 from New York

Nov 14, 2015
Positively Pumpkin from Half Full Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 34 ratings