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Baked Pumpkin Ale | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Baked Pumpkin AleBaked Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

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Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tigg924
3.54/5  rDev -9%
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 ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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 -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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 -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
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 +1.5%
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 -9.5%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kwgduke
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.89/5  rDev 0%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of RandyKemka
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of fourstringer
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Moderate hand. Dated 21414.

A: 4.0 Rich amber-orange with good clarity. 1 finger of off-white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: 4.25 Sweet pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg. Smells very much like pumpkin pie filling. Vanilla. Brown sugar.

T: 3.75 Hop bitterness intermingle with pumpkin pie. Interestingly, there is not much of a progression with a beginning/middle/end, but more of an on/off. That being said, the malt notes do somewhat build and taper off. Semi-dry finish. Surprisingly clean. Slight alcohol presence. A bit more bitterness than expected.

M: 4.0 Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Decent creaminess that is well suited to the flavor profile.

O: 3.9 Pretty nice pumpkin ale. The spices are there and there is a nice amount of actual pumpkin flavor as well. Good body. Perhaps slightly over-hopped and the taste doesn't quite live up to the promise of the nose, but overall it is well above average in the typically under-performing pumpkin ale classification.


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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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