Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale | Tyranena Brewing Company

Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice AlePainted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
243 Ratings
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice AlePainted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Available: September.

Added by beerwolf77 on 09-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,388
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
243
pDev:
11.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of kylehay2004
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Delicate, smooth and a little saucy- the world looks spicy, sweet and fall-like through these pumpkin tinted glasses. As a taste of grandma's pumpkin ale crams into the beer glass, the pumpkin ale season is upon us- good gourd!

Painted ladies pours a soft and glowing golden, amber and yes- orange hue. Crowned with a frothy meringue, the beer's scent is bright with pumpkin spice but somber with caramel and cake. Its taste burst with caramel, graham cracker, toasted pecan, bread crust and light cream.

Its malty underpinnings hold true while the array of spices mingle overhead. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and clove come in equal parts as a sense of gingerbread brings the spices and sweetness together. Mildly bitter, the ale lets the spices carry the load with suggestions of chai, spice cake and of course grandma's pumpkin pie.

Evading the astringency that commonly plagues pumpkin ale, the beer trails into a smooth, silky and spicy after-palate with a medium-full body and a warming sense of calm. Lingering sweetness and gourd-like starchiness ensures that the ale is much more appreciated as a culinary-packed session rather than a crisp, quaffing one.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mothman
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into rare vos glass.

Pours 1 finger of creamy beige head, slightly tan. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a ruby orange hued copper.

Aroma: Nutmeg, cinnamon, spices. pumpkin. Very flavorful with a fall season aroma to it.

Taste: A huge mess of spices. Way to much going on here. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and a ton of nutmeg. This isn't very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Mouthfeel is very spiced leaving a horrible aftertaste that is over spiced.

Overall, I thought, based on the aroma, this would be an alright beer. But the taste and mouthfeel were horrible. I could barely finish this beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending this out as an extra. Served in tulip.

Pours an orange-copper color with a really nice white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing. Nose is quite a bit of sweet pumpkin pie with a bit of cinnamon in the background, though mostly nutmeg. The taste is, again, some pretty sweet pumpkin with mostly nutmeg and a bit of clove. Medium body with a tad bit of spice. Drinks pretty well and is a nice pumpkin beer all around.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ightly hazed orange tinted amber was quickly encompassing the glass. A nice sized head of white foam then rose up over the top and reached a height of around two inches, excellent retention left behind a good deal of side glass lacing and some nice puffy white foam across the top.

The aroma was a touch lighter then I would have thought, but I would still say it was fairly decent. Nice touches of cinnamon and all spice, hints of nutmeg and a nice light grain and bready base to it. The flavor though was just decent. No really full profile here, lots of pumpkin spice and hints of cinnamon throughout, but other then that it just came across as far too weak for me. No aftertaste at all, and the quick and very clean finish was a little bit less then I would have initially hoped for.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Bobby for sharing.

A: The pour is a clear, dark, amber color with very minimal head formation, just a thin ring of tan head.

S: A lot of great spice smells that are certainly reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Good nutmeg and cinnamon as well as some actual pumpkin.

T: Nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice start this one off providing an almost liquid pumpkin pie flavor. Good sweet and starchy pumpkin character, too.

M: The body is medium with a low to medium carbonation and a fairly smooth mouthfeel overall.

D: One of the best pumpkin beers I had this year (or ever, I suppose). Tyranena makes another good beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Finally getting around to this particular pumpkin ale after hearing so many good things. It pours a clear tawny topped by a half-finger of dirty tan foam. The nose comprises caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar, light toasted rye bread, very light cocoa, and nutmeg. The taste holds notes of brown sugar, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin, light buttery toffee, rye bread, and a touch of mixed greens in the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a pretty good pumpkin ale, one that really heaps up the spice and the pumpkin characters. There are times when they seem too much, but this feeling doesn't last very long.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle c/o Chaney. Thanks Brandon!

A: Ahh, tis autumn. This ale is a sunset amber hue. The one inch of head recedes very quickly, leaving virtually no lacing whatsoever.

S: Cinnamon, nutmeg, raisin bread, sweet malt

T: An ok tasting brew, with autumn spices very evident throughout. There is not a sturdy enough malt backbone to support this heavily spiced beer. I do appreciate that the cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. flavors taste authentic, as I really don't care for beers that take the "natural flavors" route.

M: Relatively thin bodied with a lower than average carbonation level.

D: An ok beer, but not something I would buy.

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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Red/light brown. Half inch head that fades quickly leaving very little, if any, lacing.

S- Smells of "Big Red" chewing gum. Cinnamon spice.

T- Cinnamon, maybe some nutmeg. Caramel malts.

M- Very pleasant medium mouthfeel. Has a little carbonation bite to it.

D/O- Drinkability is not bad, but isn't great either. I'd stop at two of these. The cinnamon flavor is all but overwhelming...anymore than two and you're talking major palate fatigue. Good pumpkin ale overall though. Hats off to Tyranena.

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Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of slight pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of hops, hint of alcohol, and slight pumpkin. Overall, weak appearance, sharp, good blend (not too spicy nor all pumpkin) and body though.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tyranena Brewing Company, Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale, Lake Mills, WI

"The Painted Ladies Annual Fling celebrates the renaissance of downtown Lake Mills. Although named for the restoration of the many Victorian storefronts, some of the more adventurous women-folk added a playful twist and dressed as, well, painted ladies. Inspired by these bold and spicy women, we brewed Painted Ladies, a pumpkin and spice-infused amber ale. This fall, make sure you enjoy a fling with a few Painted Ladies."

Well, I grabbed up 6-pack, so that fling is on. I've had this on tap before, at local ale establishments. This is my first time enjoying bottles. So, how is it?

Deep amber hued, slim head. S'okay.

Aroma: Warm, sweet and spicy. Cinnamon, allspice, clove. Some vegetable flesh beneath it. Beautiful blend.

Taste: Malt flavor is first and fullest, pumpkin taste is light, but there. Hops are minor, too, but give a little bite. Spices are prominent, and mix well with malt. Not too hot, not too big, just nice and balanced, imparting sweet and spicy flavor. I feel we get more from the "pumpkin spices", and less from the actual fruit (or vegetable, or legume, or whatever.) Good and mellow, but not quite full-flavored enough for my taste.

however…there ain't nothing wrong with it. Very malty, toasty amber brew, filled with fresh, tasty flavor. Spices never quit. Mmmm.

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Photo of aasher
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This just arrived this past Friday so it's the time to try it at its freshest. It pours a very bright and vibrant burnt orange in color with a light white lacing around the glass. Despite the lack of head it still appears to be well carbonated. The aromas consist of interesting spice with slight natural pumpkin. For a pumpkin ale, it's kind of mellow. It isn't overboard on the cinnamon or nutmeg at all. The flavors are interesting. To me it tastes like squash with cinnamon. Interesting to say the least. I didn't expect to pickup a different gourd. The more I sip it the more squash I get. It's pretty decent though. Overall it's better than alot of pumpkins out there but I wouldn't necessarily buy a six pack. It's worth a try if you like the style.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, subtle spices. Taste is the same, pumpkin up front, spices in the background, smooth and easy drinking for the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 243 ratings
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