Baked Pumpkin Ale | Lancaster Brewing Company

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204 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Have your pie and drink it too! Bold flavor with a deep amber color, our big Baked Pumpkin Ale is sure to remind you of Grandma's home made pumpkin pie.

Added by Cylinsier on 09-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
64
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a dark amber color with a slight transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. The foamy white head swiftly dissipated to leave no lace. The aroma had some pumpkin puree’ type of sweetness, some cinnamon, pie spice, allspice and ginger and a decent caramel/toffee malt base. Also noted some nuts, and a little bit of biscuit/sweet cookie/dark breadiness. The flavor was moderately sweet with the spices somewhat there. Aftertaste was fully blended between the malts and spices. Finish was quick with a sly maltiness. The palate was just under medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed good and wanted to balance with the spices. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, now that’s a fairly nice pumpkin ale. Too bad these guys don’t send to Vermont, guess I need to spend more time with my parents during the Autumn to get more of this.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madnkrazy
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. I have had a few pumpkin ale's in my day and this one is decent. It's not too strong, which makes it better. It's also not weak either. You don't taste the pumpkin pie right away. At least I didn't. The 2nd night i drank my first one it taste just like pumpkin pie. Maybe sitting a little longer brought out the flavor more. Either way it was good. It's a thick beer as most are. The art work is awesome too on the bottle. If you like pumpkin ale's this is one you should get. It's def one of my top 5 from what i have tried.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a custom glass: color is amber, head is light tan with fine bubbles, some lacing on the glass. Nice color and clarity.

Smell is probably the best part of the brew: nice spice character, cinnamon spice and nutmeg stand out, maybe some clove, then some graham cracker or pie crust like notes.

Taste seems thinner than the aroma would lead to believe, less crusty/bready character than noted, but the spice profile seems to follow the aroma - heavy nutmeg and cinnamon, subtle clove and allspice; some hidden fruitiness from the fermentation seems to come through as well.

Mouthfeel seems to further the lightening presence of this beer - would like to see some more biscuit/wheat character from a beer that leads with a pie crust like flavor; mouthfeel is crisp and light.

Overall a good pumpkin ale among the masses, spice heavy with solid strength but want the pie crust flavor to follow through in the flavor and mouthfeel if it presents in the aroma.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beeryand
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alyssa1224
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmg480
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells like standard supermarket pie that edges on an artificial vanilla sweetness with a crust that is both burned and raw at same time. Sweet potato, not pumpkin really comes to mind. Not sure if it's subliminal but I just get a bunch of whipped cream flavor on top of light pumpkin, some browned cinnamon sticks, and sturdy malt body. There is a certain vegetal/bitter root character to the beer that's an enjoyable contrast to the sweet start. A rather okay seasonal in a crowded market.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A pretty solid addition to the pumpkin beer parade. Derives most of the spice from nutmeg. The rest of the beer is pretty standard (medium German malt, good body)

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Photo of chicagoish
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gchristner
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Always looking to try new pumpkin beers each year. And this is the first one of the season for me. Pours a dark amber color with a smooth white foam (very little bubbles). Smells like a pumpkin beer, but not as strong as I expected. Very light pumpkin smell, did not smell spices. Sure do taste them though! Flavor is more spice then pumpkin. In fact, I don't really taste much pumpkin, perhaps the spice is just overpowering it. More alcohol tasting towards then end, but generally not noticeable. Overall an enjoyable beer. Can't wait to try the next one!

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Photo of drh88
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKasten988
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Baked Pumpkin Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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