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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,565 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1565
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Early American colonialists, seeking natural ingredients for brewing ales, turned to pumpkins, which were plentiful, flavorful and nutritious. Blended with barley malt, pumpkins became a commonly used beer ingredient. Post Road Pumpkin Ale brings back this tasty tradition. Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2001)
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BeerFan

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours an amber-orange color with an off-white/tan head into my 16 oz Brooklyn Brewery pint glass. Smell and aroma is of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. You definitely know you are drinking a pumpkin ale. I used to really enjoy 1 or 2 of these right around Halloween, but find myself not enjoying it as much the last few years. Still a decent beer, but my least favorite offering from my favorite brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 19:24:29 | More by BeerFan
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In the mood for a seasonal Thanksgiving beer, Bucky picked up a bottle of Post Road Pumpkin Ale ("PRPA") from his local LCBO. PRPA is produced by Brooklyn Brewery, and came in a brown, 355 ml bottle. The beer was 5.0% alcohol by volume.

Brooklyn Brewery was officially opened on May 28, 1996 when Mayor Rudy Giuliani cut the ribbon and poured the first official glasses of a Bavarian style wheat beer known as Brooklyner Weisse. The brewery went on to develop several new beers, including Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, Brooklyn Pennant Ale '55 and a list of seasonal and special beers. Brooklyn Brewery has grown over the years to the point where its beers can be enjoyed in 25 U.S. states and 20 countries.

PRPA poured a translucent orange/brown colour, taking on more of an amber hue when backlit. A steady stream of small, fast rising bubbles was visible, and pouring produced about 1" of off-white head, which settled down after four minutes to a thin, foamy cap that left some modest lacing down the glass. Its aroma was of pumpkin pie spices and hops, with the pumpkin spices being a little understated for me. The beer's flavour was of sweet malts with a hint of brown sugar up front, transitioning to the pumpkin pie spices, and finishing with a mild hop bitterness that lingered for a few seconds after swallowing the beer. Again, I found the pie spices to be too subtle for my taste. PRPA had a medium carbonation that suited it well, and I would describe it as light to medium bodied. Overall, this is a decent pumpkin beer, but simply not in the same class as say, Southern Tier's Pumking Ale. PRPA sells for $2.45 per 355 ml bottle, and is reasonably priced.The beer is available from August through November.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:07:05 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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dcmchew

Romania

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My first pumpkin ale, so here goes.
Orange pour, thin creamy head, sticky like syrup.
Smells of sugared pumpkin mash, cinnamon, nuts (almonds), and just a bit of bready malt to give a pumpkin pie aroma.
Taste is not what i expected. Reminding vaguely of vegetable stew, pumpkin is not too sweet and overencumbered by chunky doughy malts and toasted bread crust. Some acidic fruit too, like yellow apple and pear, lower oranges. Spices are mild: nutmeg, cinnamon, light (burnt) brown sugar. Dry grassy hops in the finish, mild bitterness. Malts stick around.
Low carbonation, smooth, but a heavy at times. Also has a certain rooty earthiness, dry and "fluffy".
Didn't know exactly what to expect, maybe a sweet spicy (expected ginger) beer, so i don't really know if the style is the problem or Post Road in particular. I wouldn't look again for this one, but i will definitely try more pumpkin ales.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The aroma for this beer starts with a ton of caramel and a touch of molasses. There’s also hit of fall spice and pumpkin, but a little more of the spice. The flavor follows similarly, bread and biscuit malts with some buttery notes. The pumpkin and spice come mostly as the aftertaste, rounded off with a good bitter balance. A nice fall classic from Brooklyn Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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