Pumpkin Beer | O'Fallon Brewery

Pumpkin BeerPumpkin Beer
BA SCORE
49.4%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 620 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like pumpkin pie in a bottle...we add 136 pounds of real pumpkin to the three-barley mash and then season the finished beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

11 IBU

Added by maxpower on 10-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,901
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
620
Liked:
306
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
17.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 620 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of sammyo
4.64/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Murphious
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a "meh" pumpkin ale. They do a good thing by not going crazy with the pie spice. This beer is more of the pumpkin and less of the pie. Not really a dessert beer like Pumking by Southern Tier (which I like when I'm wanting sweet). Schlafly's is stilll the best all-around pumpkin ale out there---my benchmark.

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Photo of MaximalC
2.99/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky amber color with a solid finger’s worth of heterogeneous off-white foam. Mild aroma smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin, some wheat, and a generic macrobrew scent.

The taste features wheat and cinnamon most prominently, with a dilute pumpkin flavor that is largely masked by spices and carbonation. A gentle dose of noble hops lend a mild bitterness that doesn’t quite mesh with the other flavors. A little warming reveals a vague juiciness along with the pumpkin. Medium-light body and aggressive carbonation produce a cola-like mouthfeel that is probably the most assertive aspect of this brew.

Overall, this is a dilute and barely passable representation of the style. There is pumpkin, and there are spices, but their execution is hardly inspired. It’s not offensive like some pumpkin ales, but there are far better to be had.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz, no date. Aroma is mildly of spice and pumpkin. Taste is mostly of malt, some spice, and a little pumpkin. Mouth-feel is light.

I drank this O'Fallon Pumpkin Beer (5.6%) side-by-side with a Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (8%), and the Schlafly was more creamy, and more complex. The O'Fallon was two-dimensional--like a decent ale, with a little spice--but still drinkable.

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Photo of RichH55
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Criske
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caveworm
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pumpkin Beer - O'Fallon Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick, with not much lacing, and a reddish amber body.

I smell real pumpkins, not a can of Libby's.

Well damn, I thought the floaties were slightly off-putting, but I realize its small chunks of pumpkin. Now this is a true blue pumpkin taste going on, not a spice bomb by any means.

The mouthfeel is clean and crisp.

Overall, I'll give Pumpkin Beer - O'Fallon Brewery a 4.25.

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Photo of shanegatter
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Started out with a great pumpkin taste but soon the bitterness over powered that, looks cloudy and has that fall/pumpkin smell, would probably try again

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Photo of Lukass
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pablobomb
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pumpkin Beer brewed by O'Fallon Brewery, with an ABV of 5.60% This brew pores out a deep amber color , almost orangre with a nice white head. The smell of pumpkin beer , is pumpkin, spices , grains, and malts. Just like fresh pumpkin pie. Now for the taste ,it is rich with flavors. You pick up on the pumpkin in this brew. Along with spices , malts and grains. There is a lot going on in this brew. The taste of this brew put you in the mind set of pumpkin pie. O'Fallon Brewery, pumpkin beer , has a nice balance to it there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel of pumpkin beer is bold, rich and smooth. This is how pumpkin brews should be. I like how Pumpkin Beer brewed by O'Fallon Brewery stands out from most pumpkin brews on the market today. This brew goes nice with the season. Overall I'm giving O'Fallon Brewery, pumpkin beer a 4.50 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. O'Fallon Brewery, did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku glass.
4.25/4.5/3.5/3.25/4
Glowing gold, with a billowing two fingers of head and mild effervescence.
It smells delightful -- plenty of spice without that being overwhelming. Vegetal, gourdy scents.
At first, the taste is promising...it doesn't taste artificial at all (and never does), and is bursting with fruit (vegetable? what is pumpkin) and complemented by mild cinnamon and clove. Alas, it has no staying power, and scant seconds later, a thinness and lagery-yeastiness has taken over, the pumpkin all but forgotten. The spice has some staying power though, and so the aftertaste leans pie-like, marred by the thin-light-beeriness. A bit like Miller with pumpkins.
As pumpkin beers go, pretty good! Would drink another.

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Photo of Beerma
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very nice pumpkin beer! Would love to find more. Light not too pumkiny nad not too Strong !

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Photo of Chollajames
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bingja18
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zdk9
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours orange with a finger of white quickly dying head.

S- It's a pumpkin beer all right. Some spice, a good amount of sweetness- honey, ginger, a little Mandarin orange.

T- Matches up closely to the aroma. Good amount of pumpkin flavor and some brighter pumpkin pie spices. Not a lot of clove or allspice or anything too dark or heavy. Some malt flavors like a pancake or doughy biscuit as well.

F- Mostly some lingering stickness on the tongue and lips.

O- A solid pumpkin with distinct if not unique flavor. Bravo to the season!

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Photo of drewskihausen
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zatch90
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 10Crumra
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours golden brown with one finger white head that settles to a thin ring. Minimal lacing.

S: Cinnamon, all spice, and honey.

T: Straight up pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg mixed with some subtle sweetness. Spices are a touch assertive.

M: Medium body and average carbonation.

O: One of the better non-stout pumpkin beers I've tried.

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Pumpkin Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 49.4% out of 100 with 620 ratings
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