Baked Pumpkin Ale | Lancaster Brewing Company

Baked Pumpkin AleBaked Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
3.84/5
213 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#12,127
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
213
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
69
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 36
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Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
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 +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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 chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from PA.
Clear ruby-copper body with a good head.
Moderately strong, spicy aroma with a stronger flavor.
Mouthfeel: medium+ body with light alcohol heat.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: October 12, 2017... OCCASION: watching Thursday night comedies with Shan... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... a beautiful brown amber body with tangible effervescence.... the head is white, half-finger thick, and creamy smooth--almost like whipped cream atop a pie... pumpkin, hazelnut, cinnamon, and vanilla make for an alluring scent... an instant spark with the first sip, lively at the throat with enough action at the teeth to balance a beer at 7.3% ABV... creamy body, this one, with a strong central weight... thick splashes of lacing stream across the glass... the strong pumpkin and hazelnut are eased by the vanilla ending, making this a dessert as much as a drink... this is drinkable, though its strength pushes the profile at times... malts are doughy and filling, with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg... a beer I would seek out again for the weekend, strong as it is...

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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lancaster Brewing Co. "Baked Pumpkin Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "23317 1449 OK+"
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Clear deep copper body beneath an already dissipated head - what?, that was too quick, and it's not my glass, I just reviewed a beer with it and that one had a good head on it. Disappointing. The aroma is better. It smells like pumpkin pie with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugary and toasty notes. The flavor follows, and it's nicely balanced and not too spicy. Nor is there too much cinnamon which is often a problem. It's lightly bitter and the caramelish and toasty malt leaves it semi-sweet in the finish, which is OK as the spice helps to dry it. Medium to medium-light in body and gently crisp. Certainly worth trying for fans of pumpkin beers and spiced ales.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -2.3%

Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +2.9%
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 -8.3%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kwgduke
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Baked Pumpkin Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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