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Sleepy Hollow | 5 Stones Craft Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
5 Stones Craft Brewing Co.
Texas, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Dicers on 11-11-2013

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Reviews by darthvohn:
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3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glass Used: Pint (tumbler)

Appearance: Orange-brown with a slight haze to it. The acorn thick head was ivory and lingered around for a bit before melting away.

Smell: Rich smell of roasted, lightly smoked pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and alcohol. The spice is definitely familiar as is the sweetness but the kiss of smoke tweaks it up a notch.

Taste: Pumpkin, spice and a faint smokiness. Not over-powering nor too sweet, with a wee bit of acidity (not in a bad way). The alcohol is there with a slight bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Buttery, moderate carbonation. Lingering bitterness more so than in other pumpkin ales.

Overall: This is a solid pumpkin ale from Texas. It's made by a nano-brewery in San Antonio that specializes in seasonal limited releases. I will definitely grab more of this when I get a chance, perhaps sending one to Iowa for a buddy to try.

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From a bottle, pours a murky dark orange, whispy light brown head.

Nose is toasty, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, brown sugar a little bit of smoke. Flavor is nutty and pumpkin, a little bit of spice, a bit acidic. The finish is a sweet smoke (like sweet & tangy bbq aftertaste). This is ok, but nothing to write home about.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Pours a white creamy head of nice full even consistency. Thick enough, with a coating appearance. Sustains well, lasting about 5-6 minutes without leaving any lacing on the sides of the glass.

Body is a murky hazy copper with brown hues. Floating yeast is visible.

Overall, it looks subpar for a pumpkin ale.

Sm: Faint pumpkin gourd, pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, allspice, clove), and copper malts.

T: Pumpkin gourd, pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, copper malts, and minimal hopping. The cinnamon and malts coupled together lend it too much sweetness, and there isn't enough pumpkin - or any authentic pumpkin. I suspect something like puree was used instead of actual pumpkin gourd.

Mf: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied. Too thick for the style and flavour. A biteen syrupy. Overcarbonated. Unrefreshing.

O: Lacks a harmony of texture to taste. I don't get any smokiness in terms of the pumpkin, or any authenticity. It's overcaramelized and too sweet, lending it an imbalanced unpleasant taste. Not a beer I look forward to finishing the bottle of. A swing and a miss from 5 Stones.


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25.4 oz. bottle poured into "stout glass" (vertical tulip)
(batch #5, brewed in 2015)

L: crystal clear red-copper ... has enough brown in it to call it "copper", but it's mostly amber, relatively dark, SRM 13-15; almost no head, looks flat on the pour though there is a little bit of activity in the glass, just enough to form a very thin ring of offwhite/beige foam

S: earthy sweet potato, slightly sweet light malt, pumpkin and apricot

T: earthy pumpkin, a tiny pinch of cinnamon in the aftertaste; no hop flavor of any kind; the earthy notes taste more like raw pumpkin than anything hoppy, and it's not strong enough to call it bitter; not much sweetness

F: soft, slick, relatively light, the bare minimum of carbonation, though it's enough to give it some body

O: Sleepy Hollow is a true pumpkin ale, not a mix of spices and additives, so 5 Stones gets points for brewing an authentic beer; that means, however, that it tastes like real pumpkin, which for my money is bland and not very tasty; the malt hasn't overtaken this beer, so fans of real pumpkin ales should love it

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Sleepy Hollow from 5 Stones Craft Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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