Positively Pumpkin
Half Full Brewery

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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #283
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,370
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 13.24%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
31
From:
Half Full Brewery
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
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Gots
  6
SCORE
83
Good
Positively PumpkinPositively Pumpkin
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 31
Reviews by Lone_Freighter:
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
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;

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Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DefenCorps
2.07/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Backstage in Torrington.

A clear amber with a thin beige head, there's solid retention and lacing here. The nose is like a nutmeg and allspice explosion with some brown sugar thrown in. Overspiced on the palate as well, the blend of nutmeg and allspice is overpowering. Watery brown sugar is present but hot damn, the spices! Watery sweet on the finish, this beer is very disappointing.

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Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tigg924
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange-brown hazy, with 1/3 inch head, and moderate carbonation. Taste is deep brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Tastes like an imperial pumpkin with big, bold, and fresh flavors. Captures the taste of a sugar rimmed pumpkin ale without the sugar. Nice dessert beer that stands out above those pumpkin ales with muted flavors. I will look to get this again.

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Photo of prsguitarsr4me
2.4/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer is like doing the cinnamon challenge. Absolutely no pumpkin in the aroma or mouth. Nice appearance, but taste is overpowering cinnamon, nutmeg, bitter oregano--- very watery mouthfeel with lingering spiciness and chalkiness- unbalanced and almost undrinkable. Expecting a much better beer from Half Full.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.55/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of braican
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of AndrewBV
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SmithyAlan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urs
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sachie23
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of JKV96
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Stum-pub
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Abragg3
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

Positively Pumpkin from Half Full Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 31 ratings