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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In the tradition of the farmhouse ales of Belgium’s 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - 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!


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmBunni (18) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
My fiance and I ran around the city looking for this beer before all the taps in the city ran dry. The brewery was out but we found some at Tobacco Company Restaurant. 1st thought... Yum! Very drinkable with a present yet balanced pumpkin flavor. Smells amazing! The beer was much lighter than I expected but that’s something I actually like about it! I can throw a few of these back while enjoying the subtle sweetness, pumpkin flavor, and crisp holiday spices. Will re-review next season as to give more details about the beer. (Tasted in November 2012) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Spicy nutmeg and pumpkin aromas. Nutmeg, pumpkin and fruit flavors. Overall a very good pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5287) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Courtesy of Bill from Beer Club For Men. Orange amber pour with a short, tan head. Aroma is soft pumpkin, soft yeast notes, straw, grassy hops, light earthiness, soft caramel, light cinnamon, soft brown sugar notes, and soft clove. Taste is pumpkin, light pumpkin pie spices, straw, grassy notes, earthy hops, soft caramel, dusty yeast, light ginger and candied yams. Taste is more saison than pumpkin beer. Body is light-medium with a strong, effervescent carbonation. Finishes with more pumpkin notes, a strong spice profile, caramel, grassy and earthy hops, dusty yeast notes and straw.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Draft - poured a clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma was more clove and some allspice than perhaps nutmeg or cinnamon. Seet ginger notes, pumpkin - mild malts - this was a pretty good and solid pumpkin brew. Very refreshing for 8.5% - liked the brew a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1450) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
750 mL bottle from Once Upon A Vine in Richmond, VA. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. The baked pumpkin, nutmeg, and clove really shine in the aroma. Good flavor of pumpkin pie and its spices. Moderate alcohol warming. Nicely done and, in my opinion, worthy of a higher overall rating than it has initially received.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1371) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Growler fresh from the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a nice pillow of white head that leaves delicate lacing. Aroma is big and spicy with a bit of funk and earth. Taste is way more fresh pumpkin rather than pumpkin spice. Not a spice bomb here. A nice slight earthiness. A great farmhouse beer and a great pumpkin beer all in one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2012
750ml from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Hazy pale orange pour, with moderate sediment swirling around and a medium prickly carbonation. Nose of mild yeast, some generic spice, and a touch of sweet heat. Body is a bit sharp from the combination of various spices, and it gives things a dry finish that helps the beer (which might otherwise be too sweet). Could be more of a solid farmhouse at its base though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Thanks to Butters. Cloudy amber pour. The nose holds pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet raisin toast, and a touch of dried apricot. The flavor is dull, with mostly spice and pumpkin and not much intrigue or balance. Medium bodied, oily and uninteresting palate. Really not awful, but just monumentally boring.


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