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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,593 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,593
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a tulip-shaped Duvel glass.

A: Pours a very clean-looking ruby orange. A dense foam head billowed up, but reduced to a thin lace within a minute or so. Looks like a pumpkin in this particular glass.

S: Smell is of pumpkin, but the spiciness seems to be muted by some malts and a hint of floral hops. Don't know why I'm getting that in my pumpkin ale, but it's a pleasant surprise.

T: Tastes like a pumpkin with some cinnamon and nutmeg thrown in. What caught me off guard was the bittersweetness of the malt and the slight hop bite on the back of the palate. Interesting.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied, but nice and smooth, not too carbonated to keep sipping on.

D: Drinkability on this ale is quite high. The modest ABV, good flavor, and reliable nature of Brooklyn would make this a definite fall session and future pickup.

Overall, I was pleased with this pumpkin ale. Not quite the best in the style I've had, but better than most. Nice job again for Brooklyn.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2007 03:09:59 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,593 ratings.