Block House Brewing Pumpkin Ale | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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Block House Brewing Pumpkin AleBlock House Brewing Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
pittsburghbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by RogerSterling on 07-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,812
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
91
pDev:
27.67%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
39
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of PA-hunter
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter glass. 7% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark copper with 2 finger head fast to dissipate. Pretty clear.

Smell- Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Some pumpkin poking through.

Taste- Sweet candy malt with a noticeable table sugar like taste. Very little pumpkin. Tons of spice notes, just as in the nose. A mouthful of cinnamon. Beer finishes extremely sweet with very little grainy malt or pumpkin.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body and carbonation.

Overall- I feel like I just did the cinnamon challenge after this beer. Obnoxiously sweet. Lacking on pumpkin and attentiveness to malt. Pass.

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Photo of bjm2133
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dabear85
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSCUSN
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin and spice flavor is more bold than most pumpkin beer. It's very flavorful, but it's definitely sweeter than most pumpkin ales. I liked it, but not for everyone.

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Photo of tdm168
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rob1043
1.03/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This could be the worst beer I ever had. I thought I accidently drank a bottle of cheap perfume. too bad I couldn't rate it with a negative number.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at McNeilly's Beer 6 Packs & More in Pittsburgh, intending to drink it on Monday in King of Prussia, but it ended up coming home with me to Chez Woody.

I Pop!ped the cap and began a heavy-handed pour, creating two fingers of foamy, light tan head with modest retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very pumpkin spicy and I was reminded of a Tastykake Pumpkin Pie. This beer had a biscuit malt quality that I found notable. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. This was a very sweet pumpkin beer! It was spicy, but it also had an inherent maltiness that is uncommon in the style. It really reminded me more and more of a Tastykake Pumpkin Pie with every sip. Finish was semi-sweet, kept in check by the spices, but really leaning towards outright sweetness. Some nice lacing formed in the glass as an added bonus. I might not want more than one, due to its sweetness, but this was a pleasant change of pace.

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Photo of jrb378
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jordie123
1.97/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Smells nearly identical to pumpkin pie, nice. Taste, however, is nasty. Cloying, over-spiced. Avoid this beer.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on draft with caramel and sugar coated pilsner glass and it still tasted watery. disappointed with intensity of flavor. just found that i got last beer from keg so that could impact my review

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orangey color. Aroma is of pumpkin pie, nice. Taste is sweet cinnamon clove. It tastes like pumpkin pie. I think this is an excellent fall pumpkin beer. This and Lancaster are my 2 favorite pumpkin beers.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latte_girl
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Meh. Kind of a phony pumpkin taste. I tried it because I was told it was selling quickly but soon regretted having done so.

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Photo of moot2142
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of knextel
4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best pumpkin beers. Plus local brewery

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Photo of Kinger2425
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ElHefe2000
4.76/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's been toooooo long since I've first tried this brew at PNC Park last year! Just happened to be at Giant Eagle today and they had about 12 cases sitting in the floor and at least two in on the cooler shelf, I HAD to buy this because I knew how quickly it sold last year! Some may say that it's too early for Pumpkin beer, but this is honest to god, hands down, THE best one on the market!! If you were to make pumpkin pie and drink the liquid, this is what you'd taste, minus the alcohol. I love this beer so much!!! #pumpkintheeverything

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Photo of miguelre06
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Trapperryan
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best pumpkin beer on the market! Pittsburgh has its shit together!

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Photo of sliprk314
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrews85
4.6/5  rDev +32.6%

Block House Brewing Pumpkin Ale from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 91 ratings