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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle:   Reddish amber, moderate white head, foamy, spotty lacing.   Shoebox like pumpkin nose.   Soft nutmeg and cinnamon.   Sweet yet subtle pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue.   The spices are not too heavy, but provide a nice balance and don’t make this one cloying as many others can be.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet malty finish.   Had I tried this blind I may not have said its a Pumpkin Ale because while it has some of the spices, its not very heavy or strong.   Seems to have more Pumpkin like flavor than the associated spices commonly used in these beers.   Fairly tasty.   Thanks to Skyview for the bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Aroma:Some light spicy notes. Appearance:Pale orange in color. Taste:I’m not impressed with the flavor on this one. It’s got some malt and spice notes, but there’s absolutely no pumpkin flavor. Palate:Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Overall:It’s a sub-par pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma of clove, cinnamon, slight pumpkin, hint of sweet cream. Taste is a bit too spice driven, notes of cinnamon, clove, other spices but covers up any pumpkin taste, goes into some caramel, and finishes sweet. Good start, but doesn’t deliver.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
12oz bottle on sale at Archers. Pours an ruby toned body with a thin white head. Pumpkin, squash, and carrots with a mild spicy background. Ginger, pumpkin seeds, and all spice. Lots of ginger, anise and more spices. Incense, spices, dry and thin with a light linger of spices to finish. One of the better pumpkin ale I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle. Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove aroma. Slightly hazy amber color with small head. Sweet pumpkin malt and nutmeg flavor. Nice body and moderate carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
A: The pour is a clear, dark, amber color with very minimal head formation, just a thin ring of tan head. S: A lot of great spice smells that are certainly reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Good nutmeg and cinnamon as well as some actual pumpkin. T: Nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice start this one off providing an almost liquid pumpkin pie flavor. Good sweet and starchy pumpkin character, too. M: The body is medium with a low to medium carbonation and a fairly smooth mouthfeel overall. D: One of the best pumpkin beers I had this year (or ever, I suppose). Tyranena makes another good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Deep copper color with a tall off white head that left nice lacing. Nice spicey nose that reminded me of cinnamon toast. Flavors of white sugar, all spice, cinnamon, buttered toast and water. It seemed a bit thin. It’s an alright spice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5204) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle purchased at Discount Liquors. Clear orange pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with cinnamon and a bit of ginger. Malty flavor with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and the slightest bit of an alcohol burn before a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6636) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
10/22/10. 12oz bottle. Straightforward sweet pumpkin aroma and flavor with pumpkin and spices - definite nutmeg. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Gift from awiseman01. Pours a warm amber with a frothy pale head. Nose is full of pumpkin and spicy nutmeg. Tastes sweet and creamy with slight pumpkin. Also some cinnamon with the nutmeg. Goes down very smooth, but the spices linger. Nice balance between the pumpkin and the spice makes this one of the better of its kind.

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