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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (721) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours amber with a thick creamy tan head. Malty pumpkin spice aroma. Caramel malt flavor with pumpkin spice flavors. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1079) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber color. Tan head. Small amount of lace. Smells and taste like most pumpkins. Maybe in the top 5.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
12 ounce can from Downtown Wine & Gourmet, Harrisonburg. Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong pumpkin, strong pumpkin spices, caramel and stone fruits. The taste is toasted malts, toasted pumpkin, caramel, mild nuts and nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices in the finish. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice, low carbonation, nice balance. Very nice pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Shocking balance on the pumpkin spices, just the right amount, itís never filmy or oily, super session-able, really nice caramel malts almost porter like. I donít get a lot of actual pumpkin itís mainly the spices. I donít understand the low rating this beer rocks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Crystal clear dark amber with a slight deep red tinge topped with a foamy light tan head. Strong cinnamon aroma along with some earthy vegetal components. The strength of the cinnamon in the aroma had me worried, but itís delicious and not overdone at all in the taste. Thereís some other nice fall spice flavor in there (definitely nutmeg) and a really good pumpkin/gourd flavor that gives this beer real depth. The spices really dominate but Iím sure thereís some hops mixed in there somewhere. Thereís a nice bittersweet dark chocolate flavor in there too which is separate from the pumpkin pie flavor but totally compliments it. Lasting cinnamon spice and bite, but again not too much. Excellent pumpkin beer and it appears to be the first release of this from Anderson Valley (why would I expect anything less?).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours darker roasted chestnut amber with a beige head. Aroma is lighter fall spices. Same with flavor, not too big on body either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Aroma;caramel, herbs, clove, Appearance; red, clear, frothy, Taste; medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, Palate; medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish Overall I really liked this beer its thicker more stout consistency was nice and got me in the fall spirit. I would highly recommend this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, 2013 release. Pours slightly cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, toast, brown sugar, allspice, light chocolate, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, toast, toffee, nutmeg, brown sugar, gingerbread, allspice, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, allspice, biscuit, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with great robustness, malt/spice balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pumpkin ale! All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark amber orange with a small off white head. Earthy pumpkin nose. Medium pumpkin flavor without a lot of pumpkin spice. Quite welcome actually. Full bodied with plenty of malty, pumpkin flavor but not a glass of pumpkin pie spice. Worth drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/17/13

Aroma: The nose is spice (nutmeg, clove) and dough, not as much pumpkin pie or cinnamon
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish-orange color with a frothy beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The flavor is similar, spice and doughy malts, some sweetness, minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, itís a little too carbonated, and it has a mildly dry finish
Overall Impression: After drinking Shock Topís atrocity of a pumpkin beer, I wanted to drink something that actually had some pumpkin taste. This is a heck of a lot better than that beer, but it isnít a special pumpkin beer by any means.

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