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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (19572) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber color, small white edge head. Aroma of acetone, booze, spice. Taste is boozy spice. Not my cup of tea.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12821) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks butters. Small off-white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, ginger, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, ginger, some clove, caramel, light alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (12006) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very hot, with earthy notes, pumpkin spice, and alcohol. Flavour is along the same lines, with alcohol, pumpkin spices, and earth. Pretty hot and the notes donít really work together. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11686) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle shared by Butters. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate pumpkin and mixed spices, earthy and farmhouse yeast, and graham cracker. Flavor is sweet malt, mixed pie spices, pumpkin, moderate malt and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Sampled a few times at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange color with not much head. Tart aroma with notes of pumpkin, spice and some phenolic notes. Nutmeg comes through. The taste is lightly tart with notes of pumpkin, faint butter, stone fruits and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Lingering spiciness but nicely balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at Caponeís. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Pumpkins, spices, and caramel. Fine example of a pumpkin beer (but again, I prefer less spices and all pumpkin)..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Amberish pour, white head. Spice, rye, pumpkin, vanilla, boozy. A lot going on.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (10605) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle - Lots of spice and a bit of perfume. Clear gold with a thin white head. Tons of clove and really way too much spice. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9642) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
750mL thanks to Butters. Pours a tepid, clear orange with a diminishing white head. Nose is not pumpkin spice per se as much as huge herbal tea, honey, chamomile, white sage. Pretty intense and demanding. Mouthfeel is nice sage, spicy herbals, nice English cask beer character- warm, medium to lighter bodied,, big herbal spice character. No really a pumpkin beer...more just a good Fall spiced beer. Nice stuff!


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