Baked Pumpkin Ale | Lancaster Brewing Company

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204 Ratings
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Baked Pumpkin AleBaked Pumpkin Ale
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:
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 30
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Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, orange-brown with 1/3 inch head and medium-high carbonation. Taste is pumpkin pie spice--cinnamon, clove, toasted malt, booze, and pumpkin pulp. Above average for the style, but there are others that I prefer. Worth a try though.

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

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Pours a clear dark amber with white head. Aroma is similar to freshly baked pumpkin pie. Taste is sweet pumpkin pie with crust. Superb. Extremely smooth and delicious. Will be looking for this in quantity.

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Photo of Jsonta
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Looks pretty clear caramel amber deep dark roasted notes as well with a cream khaki tan head forms nice and thick even speckled lacing is left behind.

Aroma rich pumpkin spice, caramel malts, pumpkin flesh a bit of crust notes…really works well together.

Flavor a spicy mix of booze and all spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg that all overshadow the pumpkin additions. That harsh perfume like character is out of balance here and makes it much more difficult to enjoy than some of the better versions that have more balance.

Mouthfeel is a bit harsh heavy spice notes really kill the palate and basically fatigue sets in after a few different versions of this same pumpkin ale style the good wants stand out and the bad and the average kind of run together.

Overall impression is it is drinkable but not stand out amongst the group of pumpkin ales I’ve had this year.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

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 ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11/27....pours deep amber copper, very fast white foam that settles out fully. Light gritty pumpkin malt nose. Sweet pumpkin flavor. Pushed aside by a spiced bitter - clove, nutmeg, pepper. Cinnamon too. Pie like, as advertised. Just ok though.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was another nice one: Almost smelled liked a yankee scented candle, which I was chastised for saying! The same light copper color of many in this style, with a reasonably attractive-full white head. Taste was pure "pumpkin-spice" upfront, which then transitioned to more of a middle-of-road ale, in both the mid-finish. Overall a decent / enjoyable pour, which really fits the profile of a "seasonal," with respect to something fun-different, but still drinkable.

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Photo of Matt73
3.52/5  rDev -9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kwgduke
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tone77
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fresh baked pumpkin pie. Taste is the same, a good bit of nutmeg, a light sweetness, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a fine example of this style.

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Photo of philbe311
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A modest, less than one fingers worth, head that is crisp and light khaki in color... Minimal retention gives way to a slightly lopsided crisp lacing... Audibly fizzy... The color walks a fine line between dark rich amber and light crimson... Loaded with a moderate bit of small bubbled quickly paced carbonation...

S - All the usual suspects... A slightly sweet pumpkin / squash puree... Graham cracker crust... A modest spice contingent - nutmeg, cinnamon and very subtle hints of clove and all spice... Wonderful balance makes this aroma rather enjoyable...

T - The palate is dominated by the pie crust and spices... The all spice and clove are dialed up a bit... There is a subtle caramel sweetness... This all sits a top of the subtle pumpkin base... Limited sweetness... There is an ever so faint metallic presence on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Fairly dense... Brisk carbonation...

D - Not outstanding in any one area, but this is an all around solid Pumpkin Ale with exceptional balance... Not too light nor too sweet... Not too sweet nor too spicy... This could be an autumnal staple in my fridge... Opens up nicely as it warms revealing significantly more nuance and complexity...

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