Vanilla Pumpkin | O'Fallon Brewery

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3.8/5
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58 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by NellysBandaid on 09-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,587
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
58
pDev:
7.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of kinmundy77
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anthony-s
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aclockworkchris
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/6/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, clove, brown sugar, lightly toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, clove, brown sugar, lightly toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spice bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, clove, brown sugar, lightly toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a delicious pumpkin ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and quite refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy finish. Very flavorful for the ABV. Authentic pumpkin flavor with great balance of spices and bready malts. Nice vanilla presence that isn't overdone. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into nonic pint.

Appearance: A very orange amber color. No head, and the lace quickly dissipates.

Nose: Prominent nutmeg, cream, faint pumpkin.

Taste : Pumpkin comes out. Malt back makes it taste a bit like pumpkin bread. Nutmeg again.

Feel: Light, but not watery. Very smooth.

Smells slightly better than it tastes, but the taste is quite pleasant. If your only intel on pumpkin ale is Shipyard, give this a try.

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Photo of CaptD
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Admittedly, I'm not a pumpkin beer fan. However, nice smell of spices and nutmeg. Nice vanilla sweetness with pumpkin at the end. Memories of Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie. Can't drink many, but worth a try.

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Photo of porters4life
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewSTL
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dum3z
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into goblet. Big aromas and flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Not overly sweet, which is a plus. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, which is a minus. Finishes clean and crisp, with a little astringence and some lingering spiciness on the palate. A pleasant and drinkable seasonal brew.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look: Hazy copper burnt orange. Nice cream colored head that doesn't recede much. Random splotches of lacing.

Aroma: Earthy pumpkin, cinnamon, faint vanilla creme ??

Taste: Vanilla creme with cinnamon spice. Not much pumpkin. Creamy sucrose sugar and milk cream.

Mouthfeel: Creamy.

Overall: Probably the best pumpkin beer of the pumpkin 12 pack but pumpkin flavors very vague.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Vanilla Pumpkin from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 58 ratings