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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,600 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,600
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 33
Gots: 48 | 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.

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JackieTH

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2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Big fan of pumpkin beers so I look forward to trying something new.

It looks delicious. Orange-amber bubbly with a half finger of khaki head and a bit of lacing.

Smells soapy, floral, lemony, squash. Faint underlying allspice, and yes..pumpkin meat.. becomes more prominent when the blast of florals fade, and there is caramel malt.

Taste..crackers, bread with a soapy/floral pumpkin element which I believe may be the particular flavor of squash or pumpkin flesh used in the mash. Lemons. There is detectable pumpkin, but I'm not digging how its presented. There isn't enough supporting spice, and quite cleary not enough sweetness..but maybe this is purely fermented pumpkin?

Mouthfeel is way too light and watery. It's akin to fermented pumpkin water. It doesn't hold together at all.

Overall. Not too good. There are far better pumpkin ales. Add in a bit of sweetness?

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 04:55:08 | More by JackieTH
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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,600 ratings.