Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Fall Hornin' Pumpkin Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Anderson Valley Brewing Company Fall Hornin' Pumpkin Ale. I figured it would be fitting to finish my October/Halloween seasonal review string here at 10:31 pm on 10/30/13 with a beer from one of my favorite breweries.

From the Anderson Valley Brewing Company website: “With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, our Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours chestnut brown with a large cream colored head and great lacing.
Aroma: Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, brown sugar and caramel malts.
Taste: Cinnamon and nutmeg take the lead with caramel malt, pumpkin, allspice and clove mixed in for good measure.
Overall: Balanced and super drinkable, Anderson Valley Brewing Company Fall Hornin' Pumpkin Ale is tasty.  At 6% ABV I’d put this on the list of “must try” Pumpkin Ales.  I’m glad I picked up a six pack of this one!


Mark Harvey

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