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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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Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Sampled at the shockoe craft festival. Pours a clear Orange with decent near white head. Very nicely spiced and well balanced. Not over the top, and hits all the right pumpkin pie spice notes, and not too sweet either. But the farmhouse funk takes it too the next level. Also refined, and not too sour or tart, but lightly pleasant and makes it have a fairly dry finish on the palate. Great pumpkin beer. I’d say its even better than the jolly pumpkin one.

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ben4321 (6734) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015

I liked the 2014 version even more, updating the score: 4.0: 8/4/8/4/16

Location: 750 ml bottle from my Dad, 3/21/14, 2013 Release

Aroma: The nose is pumpkin spice, yeast, and some grain, and a little grass
Appearance: It pours a murky orange color with a small beige head and streaky lace
Flavor: The flavor is balanced between spice, sweetness, funk, and a little bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a plus carbonation, some spice, and a clean, dry finish
Overall Impression: This mix works pretty interestingly. This isn’t an amazing beer, but it was a nice one to try, something I enjoyed, and something I could see trying again.
2013 Rating: 3.7: 7/3/8/4/15

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DocLock (11020) - 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.


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