Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Dantes:
2.8/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Package: 12oz. crowned brown longneck bottle. No specific bottling/consume-by date, but I assume that this is a 2003 seasonal. “Brewed & Bottled by the Post Road Brewing Co., Utica, NY” hints at Matts/Brooklyn provenance.
Presentation: Shaker pint at 45º
Appearance: Exhibited a rich, autumnal reddish-gold color in the glass, almost like an orange-ish Irish red ale. Generated a low, large-bubbled, quickly disappearing head. Medium-gauge strings of carbonation.
Smell: Really evocative of pumpkin pie. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and faint pumpkin. Unfortunately, the spices overwhelm the pumpkin. Some weak maltiness.
Taste: Shockingly weak considering the relatively full nose. Presented a somewhat muddy admixture of spices, generic “beer” maltiness and a somewhat typical (for Matts/Saranac) chemical aftertaste on the back edges of my tongue. Fairly dry for a “fruit” beer.
Mouthfeel: Fairly harsh carbonation left me feeling that this beer was awfully thin in the mouth. Resulted in a watery body and a weak finish.
Drinkability: Not highly drinkable as far as I’m concerned. I like pumpkin pie, but I don’t think this one works either as a novelty or as a solid seasonal. One was enough.
Backwash: I normally love the combination of flavors in pumpkin pie, and done right, it makes a good beer. The one pumpkin ale I’ve had that I liked was made for Rodney’s Oyster House in Toronto, and was thick and rich like a porter. It’s silky texture and slight sweetness even made it seem like pumpkin pie. This on the other hand was more like a Post Road Pale Ale with an infusion of some spices. I can’t give this my recommendation.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2003 21:37:53 | More by Dantes
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2014.
Appearance : red amber color with white foamy head.
Smell : spicy aroma with notes of pumpkin.
Taste & mouthfeel : pumpkin and grass flavors with spicy and herbal notes.
Overall : a good beer in the style spices & vegetable Ale.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2014 18:56:20 | More by thierrynantes
Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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