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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In the tradition of the farmhouse ales of Belgiumís southern countryside, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin is brewed with a blend of rye, wheat and barley, earthy flavoring hops and a classic saison yeast. Beyond this, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin breaks totally free of classic style guidelines. Ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar provide a hearty backbone to this 8.5% ABV beer. Freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madegascar clove and whole allspice are harmonized with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root. A beautiful hue of autumn russet, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin displays a voluminous head, with a bouquet of aromatic fresh spice. Medium to full in body, this ale offers a balanced flavor of caramelized pumpkin and pie spices, with a lingering finish laced with a hint of fresh ginger. Sugar pumpkins came from the Farm to Family Market on Mechanicsville Turnpike. Peruvian organic ginger came from Ellwood Thompsons Local Market in Carytown. Pumpkin Pie Spice came from C.F. Sauer, right around the corner from Hardywood. Whole Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar cloves and whole allspice came from Penzys Spices in Carytown. All are local Richmond businesses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Nice orange color with a white head, very nice spice notes and the pumpkin isnít overpowering. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4114) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle from my Dad, 3/21/14, 2013 Release

Aroma: The nose is pumpkin spice, yeast, and some grain, and a little grass
Appearance: It pours a murky orange color with a small beige head and streaky lace
Flavor: The flavor is balanced between spice, sweetness, funk, and a little bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a plus carbonation, some spice, and a clean, dry finish
Overall Impression: This mix works pretty interestingly. This isnít an amazing beer, but it was a nice one to try, something I enjoyed, and something I could see trying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade. Pours a cloudy gold with a brown hue and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of spice with a bit of sweet grain and just a hint of pumpkin. Flavor has a combination of pumpkin spice, sweet grains and a bit pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2013
750ml bottle I picked up at the brewery. Pours a hazy, ruddy orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose is sweet, candied yams, cinnamon, cream cheese icing, malt, white pepper. Flavor is sweet, malt, spicy, vegetal, cinnamon, candy sugar. Spicy and sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2493) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
11/15/2013. On tap. Light amber color with a white head. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, sugars and light fruit. Good seasonal beer with good balance and not too much focus on the pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750 ml bottle from the most recent release sent by RABinVA- thanks again, Brosmer! Pours a nice autumn orange color with a small white head that vanishes entirely after not too long. Nice balance of spices in this- clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice stand out, but none dominate. Also some sweet malts and brown sugar to mimic a pumpkin pie crust. But what I liked most here was the roasted pumpkin throughout; toasty and not too vegetal. Medium-bodied, with fairly low carbonation and a warm finish. Excellent pumpkin ale. Sorely underrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Aromas of pumpkin, spice, and mild banana. Light hazy orange with a white head. Decently balanced upfront, spicy, but finishes pretty badly. Light-medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Orange with a white head. Aroma is full of yeast, grass and pumpkin. The flavor is very heavy on the pumpkins with some lemons, grass and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium gold, lasting wispy Offwhite bubbles. Nose of pumpkin spices, gingerbread, raw pumpkin mash, little funky. Taste of meat, very spiced, funky, not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle: † Amberish, very faint haze, moderate carbonation, thin to moderate off-white head, spotty lacing. † Definite nutmeg aroma, slight cinnamon, otherwise all-spice and a touch of clove. † Smells very much the part! † On the tongue its almost a citrusy nutmeg/cinnamon combination. † A lot of spices here, and a little difficult to pull each one out. † All-spice seems to really bring up the rear, with soft clove. † Perhaps even a touch of ginger as well. † Very spicy, but thankfully not over done. † As an 8.5% beverage, it is masked very well! † It certainly will sneak up on you, as it has done on me. † Finishes with faint ginger and clove lingering, even some citrus peel. † Smells more the part than it tastes, nutmeg/cinnamon on the nose, while the clove/ginger seem to come through on the tongue. † Comes across as very artisanal. † Well made for sure, and one that makes me wish it were fall again!

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