Block House Brewing Pumpkin Ale | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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Block House Brewing Pumpkin AleBlock House Brewing Pumpkin Ale
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Block House Brewing Pumpkin AleBlock House Brewing Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by RogerSterling on 07-26-2014

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Photo of misternebbie
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

overall I really like this one flavor was spot on this year

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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4.68/5  rDev +35.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pghbeerman
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

The nose of this beer initially screams cinnamon and drank from the bottle it is the predominant flavor.
However when poured into a glass the nutmeg and vanilla become more apparent
. Much closer to Pumpkin Pie.
If someone has eaten or brewed with straight pumpkin they would soon realize pumpkin imparts zero flavor.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Omnium
2.07/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

Lets preface this with a quote from current president of Pittsburgh Brewing CO.
“We’re a little late to the party but we wanted to take our time to do it right,” - Walsh.

A - Murky rustic orange with a finger of foamy white head, medium lacing.
S - Cinnamon. Thats all. From the instant I twisted the cap off thats all I could smell. Cinnamon sugar sweetness candy.
T - The sweetness of candy corn now with cinnamon!
M - Sweet flat chewy thin watery.
O - Drain pour cinnamon water, what a joke. I cant believe they thought this beer would be OK to release. Where's the pumpkin? This literally tastes like simple syrup with cinnamon flavoring. Iron City is piss beer for local yinzers, so its to be expected that they'd make piss-poor attempts at craft.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First pumpkin ale of the season! Paid $1.75 for the single at my local Allegheny Six Pack shop.

A - Huh a twist off thats kind of weird but the beer looks good a deep shade of chestnut brown slightly hazy with just a 1/4 inch of head that looks to be fizzing out rather quickly. Decent lacing.
S - Agree with the guy below strong cinnamon and nutmeg but I do detect some vegital pumpkin flesh and some caramel malts.
T - Wow that cinnamon is strong its like the only thing I can taste. It's kind of balanced with sweet malts so its not "big Red" spicy cinnamon. Second sip just more spice with no actual pumpkin flesh or flavors similar to pumpkin (some are brewed with pumpkin seeds)
M - Light to medium in body easy to drink.

Overall I couldn't imagine having more than one a sitting it is a spice assault in the same vein as "Screaming Jack Pumpkin Spice Ale" which is now taken off the market. I may try their other brews though since the beer was rather smooth and drink able.

edit: Nevermind these are the same guys that do the IC Light beers so no more other beers but I guess it was a pretty decent effort from a BMC type brewery

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Dray
2.18/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Im going to try to remain as constructive as possible with this beer.
A. The color was coppery brown with little to no head, which isn't uncommon for Pumpkin ales.

S. Smell was STRONG CINNAMON!!! I couldnt detect any pumpkin smell, though the STRONG CINNAMON smell may have hidden it to be fair.

T. Like Toucan Sam it followed the nose. Really strong cinnamon taste that wasnt too bad at first, but made it really hard to finish. (Which I didn't. This was a quarter left drain pour.) No Pumpkin taste at all.

M. Very carbonated and almost gritty.

O. Overall I liken this brew to Jaw jacker, Really spicy beer without anything else going on.

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Block House Brewing Pumpkin Ale from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 96 ratings