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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

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

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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dark orange with a good clarity reveals a moderate density of macro-bubbles rising at a quick pace. A solid foam, light beige head of one inch provides a lasting impression with a thick coating of lace on the vessel.

S: Spicy cinnamon and nutmeg, powdery and dry, are first on the nose and very aggressive in nature. Some pumpkin pie and bready crust also ring through. Cloves are another dominate spice that really comes through. Highly spiced with some toasted munich and toasted pumpkin finish.

T: Big pumpkin pie spicing comes through on the flavor, dry powdery nutmeg and cinnamon with some toasted pumpkin. The spicing here is very aggressive, as with the nose, the cloves are dominate and a background of toasted pumpkin pie and bready crust.

M: Creamy malty mouthful, tingly carbonation, with a big helping of powdery dry spicing of nutmeg and cinnamon dusts the tongue.

O: It's been awhile since I last visited Lancaster. The spicing is a bit more aggressive then I generally like, and over-shadows what could of been a very nice natural toasted pumpkin backing. A more dessert style beer, with noticeable alcohol content, where one bottle surffices, can not see this in a multiple atmosphere. It comes down to personal preference as to whether you would ultimately like this based on your taste for the abundance of spicing present. I would of preffered it tone down a bit but hey, every pumpkin beer needs to be expressed as everyone's personal taste and desire is different so i can't take away for that.

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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 muchos
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L. Brown to ruby red and clear. Slightly off-white head.
S. Toffee and cinnamon sweetness from a few inches. Getting in close reveals ginger and nutmeg, graham cracker, roasted pumpkin, brown sugar.
T. Spicy up front in just the right amount, ginger, nutmeg, bready, kinda crackery, light brown sugar, roasted pumpkin comes through in the middle. Quite a bit of grassy earthy bitterness and ginger in the aftertaste with some caramely pumpkin and a hint of graham cracker.
F. Medium feel, light carbonation, bitter in the end but not dry.
O. What stands out for me is the level of bitterness and having more ginger flavor than most pumpkin beers that I've had. It's not totally unbalanced by any means though and has a good roasted pumpkin flavor in there. Cheers!

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Photo of Sharp07GT
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This seasonal favorite is by far my favorite of any fall beer I've tried.

I usually don't care for pumpkin anything, but this selection is very good! It's got a great dark amber color with a very pleasant aroma.

It hits the palate gently and goes down smoothly with a subtle yet noticeable aftertaste of pumpkin and a very subtle cinnamon flavor.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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 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 Cunny123
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | 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 FrancisM12
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madnkrazy
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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 +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beeryand
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alyssa1224
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmg480
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Baked Pumpkin Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
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