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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, our Fall Horniní Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just a hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish. Malts: Pale Two-Row, Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal 120L, Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin Puree Hops: Bravo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Really liked this pumpkin ale and probably my favorite of the ones I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Crabapple, Georgia.

Appearance: Displays an obscured, medium brown body with a slim, scant, ivory-hued head leaving a light lace.

Smell: Slightly vegetal pumpkin tone, some ineffusive malt notes of cold toast and ashen roast with a dusting of earthy spices.

Taste: Sugar-encrusted pumpkin stands atop toasty, lightly roasty malts and a liberal dosage of Autumntime spices, chiefly cinnamon and nutmeg. The initial pumpkin flavor quickly dissipates and vanishes from the taste. Minimally herbal hops with a light bitterness. Dry, spicy, thinning finish with the sustained toasty, roasty malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Far less than exemplary, barely average really, with little to support a return visitation. Nowadays, there are innumerable better pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (585) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. This isnít as rich as Pumpking or DFHís takes, but it isnít the standard flavorless effort. A lot of spices here. Seems like more cinnamon than most others. Of course you canít taste actual pumpkin. Not as decadent as Pumpking. Not sweet (a good thing). Would have liked a little more heft, but itís not supposed to be imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a darker amber color almost copperish with off-white head. Pumpkin pie spicing is most prevalent on the nose, a little caramel malt as well; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit more sweetness than I would like in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6299) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz can. Deep, dark copper pour, nice long lasting off-white head. Aroma has a nice dose of pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg. Flavor is very pleasant and not over-spiced or candy-like. Nice nutmeg notes, a touch of cinnamon, some brown sugar notes. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. One of the better pumpkin ales of the season thus far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2415) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Wegmans in Potomac Town Center, VA, where it was served an entirely too cold temperature that was appropriate for a macro, but not a craft beer. I had to let it warm before drinking. Nearly opaque, dark brown with a huge khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, molasses, pie spices, a modicum of pumpkin fruit and a hint of cocoa. Taste of chocolate malt, nutmeg, orange, pie spices, brown sugar and toasted malt. The taste is a bit thin compared the aroma. Although it was quite good, it left me wanting a richer flavor. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCaptMatey (188) - Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Poured a dark brown colour with a thick medium head that had retention. My a very noticeable aroma. Initial tastes of pumpkin and spice with a malty finish. Expected a bit better from Anderson Valley.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iggynelix (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle at Red Robin. Light pumpkin aromas way over this dark amber ale. Notes of molasses hover over prominent bit not over the top spices of cinnamon, clove, and allspice. Not hoppy, which is pleasant for this style. Iíll be looking for a case for the game.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 10, 2014
Pumpking Jr. Has all the spices and seasonal flavours with a lighter body. Actually pretty easy to knock back. A well made Fall beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
For a pumpkin beer I was very disappointed in the aroma. There was not scent that even resembled pumpkin. This could possibly be because the beer was sitting in my fridge since last season, but I would have expected better. The beer did have very excellent lacing but the color was deep brown and was also unfiltered. As for flavor I experienced some metallic taste (probably its time in the can I opened). It was a little too tart for my liking. The aftertaste was also not favorable. Overall this one rates lower on my pumpkin beer list.

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