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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
magsinva (1428) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle from Wegmans bought in Fall 2014 - pours clear orange with some yeasty bits floating in it. Aroma is all pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Very pumpkin pie, but I wish in had more of the barnyard or funk you find in a typical farmhouse style ale.

3.5
chinchill (5315) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Mildly funky aroma with less fink in the still very complex flavor. Surprisingly lively and tingly carbonation. Spicy but not so much as to mask the malts and pumpkin.

3.2
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
bottle, from brewery. good aroma, sweet. Spice nutmeg when cold, cinnamon all spice as warmed, caramel pumpkin, mostly clean brownish orange color, good head that faded quickly to nothingno lace. sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. its nice, hides it’s 8% well, taste is best part, IMO, nice spice sweet ratio.

3.3
obguthr (6659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pumpkin, lemon, and pear nose. Clear orange, thin head. Apricot and pumpkin flavor, allspice, lemon zest finish. Mild brown sugar finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Spicing is very subtle, but the pumpkin is evident and compliments the Belgian esters quite well. Good yeast strain for this style of beer.

4
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
750 reserve from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is extremely spicy. like someone tossed some pumpkin pie with ginger and oregano. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, coriander, allspice, cardamom, and a complex finish. This one is constructed well, and very complex.

3.9
Maverick34 (3304) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Big bottle. CLear orange pour. Cinnamon graham etc. Nice little pumpkin finisher. ..

3
kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Okay offering to start a night of pumpkin ale. From a bottle. The color is the best part, burnt orange. Aroma was a little funky.

3
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Hint of sour in the aroma. Cloudy caramel color. Pumpkin is up front with a hint of spice. A little hop at the end.

2.8
Luvystypotables (2067) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Aroma of pumpkin and spice, orange color slightly cloud with no head. Dry feel with a taste of spice. Peppery allspice finish.

3.4
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pours somewhat hazy orange amber with a smaller white creamy head. The aroma brings nice warming and tangy spice. The pumpkin flavors are kind of hollow, pun intended, but the spices are there and enjoyed, just not overly interesting. The body is nice as well.


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