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:
#20,427
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
243
pDev:
11.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very thick and quite dark, for the style. The color of minced meat with a decent-sized white head.

This is a pumpkin spice ale, with the emphasis on the spice. Its smells VERY thick and clovey. The thickness is a akin to opening up a jar of pumpkin pie spice, holding it right up to your nose, and then taking a big snort. It's a nice smell, really, but the intensity is a bit much to bear and blots all the rest of the beeriness.

Tastes pretty much like it smells: a whole lot of pumpkin pie spice, not that much actual pumpkin. Big cloves, white pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg against a malt background of toffee and biscuit. Intense and not unpleasant, but not as balanced or quaffable as a top-tier pumpkin beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apparently this is the year of pumpkin ales for me; let’s have another, courtesy of Tyranena.

Brewed six weeks before the date of this tasting (“Bottled on: 14SEP12”).

A: A great translucent, burnt orange color to the body reminds me of fall right away. There’s not much head at all, though, and only a small amount of wet tan bubbles for retention. Still, the body looks pretty fizzy, and even has some slick, sticky lacing wrapped around the glass.

S: Lots of spice here – cinnamon, allspice, ginger – but not without a bed of pumpkin. I’ve come to expect something like this when it’s pumpkin ale time, but this one has a definite pumpkin pie scent to it that I really enjoy. You get wafts of pumpkin, caramel, vanilla, and graham cracker from center of the nose, and the neat spice surrounds that holiday warmth. A pleasing nose.

T: Spice-forward, but malt-backed: we have a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg up first, giving it a mildly fiery kick, with a dose of piney hops as a chaser. One of the first beers where I can actually taste the pumpkin (though mild), it mixes the flavor with toffee malt and sugar cookie sweetness in a roasted manner. The spices mix in with the sweets to give it a snickerdoodle character, which embraces the slight pumpkin note with a pie crust-like compliment. Aftertaste is sort of sharp and citrusy, like the spice went a little farther than the malts.

M: You can feel the bubbles on the tongue, but without a big commotion. I’d characterize it as smoothly carbonated with a light body; drinkable, but maybe with a little too much carbonation to be sessionable.

O: I’m glad to be getting closer to the holiday with better and better beer. Of all the pumpkin ales I’ve had this year, this is one of the memorable ones. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Photo of jjanega08
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled on
19SEP12

A= Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber color with a thin skin of a head that falls fast to a thin ring around the glass. Little lacing and no retention,

S= The initial smell is a little light on the pumpkin and spice. It smells pretty typical of a brown ale with some malt character and a tiny bit of pumpkin shining through.

T= The taste has more pumpkin to it. The initial flavor hit with loads of spice. Nutmeg and a vanilla like flavor before some pumpkin comes over the tongue breifly and is swallowed by a sweet malt character. The finish is a little bready with reminicent pumpkin shining through.

M= A little high on the carbonation for my taste.

O= This isn't a bad pumpkin beer. A solid flavor but it could be much better. I would like a little more spice and pumpkin with some better aromatics but for the price it's a nice fall treat.

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

Appearance- Nice deep amber with a couple fingers of white head.

Smell- Classic pumpkin spice with clove being the most dominant. Also pickup a good amount of sweetness.

Taste- Great pumpkin pie spices followed by a nice sweet malt and bitter finish. Themspice profile reminds me of Pumking without the pie crust flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with a perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall- Really solid pumpkin beer. Not the best I've ever had but it scratches the pumpkin itch. I only bought a single but I would go back for a 6 pack.

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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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