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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The Painted Ladies Annual Fling celebrates the renaissance of downtown Lake Mills. Although named for the restoration of the many Victorian storefronts, some of the more adventurous women-folk added a playful twist and dressed as, well, painted ladies. Inspired by these bold and spicy women, we brewed Painted Ladies, a pumpkin and spice-infused amber ale. This fall, make sure you enjoy a fling with a few Painted Ladies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Light foam that dissipates to a ring almost instantly. Very good looking clear burnt orange color. The scent is heavy pumpkin spice and biscuit. The taste is heavy spice, sweet, malty with light pumpkin. medium mouth feel with nice carbonation. This is one of my favorite pumpkin ales. I could drink a few which is rare for pumpkin ales. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Amber pour, mostly white head. Wow the spices and pumpkin come through very nicely in the nose, with some nice yeasty qualities and bready notes. Pumpkin bread! Nice spiced pumpkin bread. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12 oz. bottle shared by birchstick- thanks again, Jon! Pours a clear copper color with a small eggshell-colored head. Aroma of nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkiny vegetal notes. The flavor is more pumpkiny and vegetal and less spicy, though they’re still there- sweet malts and toast, too. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation and a smooth, mild mouthfeel. Seems a lot less than 7.5% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
tap - Pours clear amber with an off white head. It smells of spicy pumpkin pie. The flavor is sweet and spicy. It’s medium bodied and overall a solid pumpkin ale. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
12oz bottled 09SEP11, thanks to coharahawk for the bottle. Clear amber orange with a small beige yellow head, fading to a thick ring and tattered film rather quickly. Pumpkin and toasted malts dominate, followed by a fair amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Maybe I’m making it up, but I feel there’s some melted butter in there as well--not diacetyl--more of a butter rum type thing. Flavor has a stronger butter rum character. Still has some spice as well as toasty malts. Light sweetness midway through, and finishes semi-dry. Bitterness peaked at a 2, while the alcohol was masked well--didn’t realize this was 7.5%. Medium body with low carbonation. One of the better pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
US Pint at Geneva Ale House in Geneva, IL. Very pumpkinny. hazy, amber, minimal head, lightly bitter, light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Typical high-gravity pumpkin beer, tastes more like malt and spiced than anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Taster at Bavarian Lodge. Dark gourd color, a bit cloudy, with a white head tinged by cinnamon. The smell leans toward pie spice, with a bit of canned pumpkin just behind it. Taste lacks the "whipped cream" I’ve gotten with other pumpkin beers, instead I first notice a bit of fruity ale ester. The spice is even more polite on the tongue than it was in my nose. Plenty of malts in evidence here to keep both spice and alcohol from being a big deal. Finishes with noce notes of baked pumpkin laced with nutmeg & cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3128) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
This is one of the better pumpkin Spice beers I’ve had. From a properly chilled bottle and and aggressive pour, I got a small, off white head that quickly settled to a ring and no lace. Color is a lovely, clear orange copper amber with a few tiny bubble trails. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, malt, caramel, toffee. Flavor is much like nose with perfect carbonic tang and hop bitterness to offset the muscle of the pumpkin, spice, and malt. Body and carbonation are good. Finsih is like flavor and only the hint of a suggestion of alcohol at the end. Nice. I could actually have another of this one and normally, I can’t abide the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nsanders (1003) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Nice hearty orange color. Pumpkin, vanilla and NUTMEG and a little more NUTMEG aroma. Sweet, but has heavy, oily, nutmeg flavor that dominates over anything else that might have rounded this one out. I was excited when i saw this on the shelf, but was not excited to drink after the first....

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