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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,900 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,900
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 47
Gots: 160 | 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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Ratings: 1,900 | Reviews: 855 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by deadliest:
Photo of deadliest
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into SA perfect pint.
A: Mostly clear light amber color. Cream, 1.5 finger head lasts a fair amount.
S: Like pumpkin pie filling. Spicy.
T: Malty, with less spices and pumpkin than the smell let on.
F: medium/light body, crisp finish, good carbonation.
O: Pretty good. Wish it lived up to the smell. I'll be sticking with Punkin if i feel like a pumpkin beer.

deadliest, Sep 11, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and poured with just a thin head and persistent lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: The nose has moderate aromas of pumpkins and biscuit and caramel malts along with some hints of spices.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also resembles pumpkin pie, except for the sweetness. Spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are more noticeable in the taste, particularly in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate. There is a light amount of carbonation.
D: The beer was alright, but I've had better ones before from this style.

metter98, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate brownish color with a tad bit of a light head. Nose brings a good dose of spice and a few hints of pumpkin. Taste is mostly spice with a bit of sugar and pumpkin. Light to medium body. Not one of the more extreme pumpkin beers that I have had, but doesn't quite hit the level of some of he better versions.

Thorpe429, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a light almost non existent head,aroma is nutmeg and cloves just right for a pumpkin pie.Flavor is not as sweet as some other pumpkin ales with the spicey ness coming thru as it warms with a nice lingering maltiness in the finish.I notice a slight hop-dryness in there as well.A pretty good beer but New Holland Ichibod Ale is my favorite pumpkin beer so far.

oberon, Sep 20, 2003
Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

beerhunter13, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Mac19872
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Mac19872, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Tiernan, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -13.3%

tbryan5, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%

GameOfBeers, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Shakerman
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Shakerman, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown long neck with a no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Amber with an orange tinge with a nice clarity. Decent creamy white head that sticks.

Smell: Sweet pie spice aroma (nutmeg, corriander, clove, all-spice). Light earthy hop and faint caramel malt aroma also.

Taste: Moderately bodied and crisp and smooth on the mouth. Loads of pumpkin pie spice upfront with a earthy/woody hop character. Underlying malt sweetness with flavours of caramel and sweet bread. Definite beer characteristics, which is uncommon with the many overdone pumpkin ales out there. Pumpkin flavour is very faint yet still adds to the complexity, a little on the sweet side. Just enough bitterness from the hops to balance yet not clash wit the spices. Mild tea-like hop flavour hides around the edges of the palate with a sweet grainy finish.

Notes: One of the better pumpkin ales to be had ... pumpkin pie all over. It's generally hard to have more than one pumpkin ale in a row, however this one is pretty damn drinkable.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 25, 2001
Photo of jonny1138
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

danthehopslamman, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DaftPatrick, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

csmartin6, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of babyhobbes
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I got this from genog as a Beer Powerball gift!

I'll admit I wondered if pumpkin beer would be okay in May but it is surprisingly good.

Smells all cinnamony, spicy and sweet. Has a white head with lots of lacing. Looks good, smells good...tastes good, too! Taste is rather sweet with loads of cinnamon and maybe a little clove. Nice bit of bitter hops to balance it out as well. This is really a very good beer. Much nicer than I was expecting.

babyhobbes, May 10, 2008
Photo of TTripp725
3.6/5  rDev +4%

TTripp725, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden amber color with a tall foamy and off white colored head. The body has good clarity and the head has good retention as it slowly fades to a much thinner layer that hangs on well. On the way down the glass the head makes slick spotty lacing.

Smell: In the nose there are pleasant pumpkin pie spices like clove, allspice and defiantly cinnamon, with some sweet roasted grain as well.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a base of sweet roasted grain and a healthy dose of bitter spice and dry leafy hops. Clove, cinnamon and other pie spices pop out and there is just enough pumpkin flesh flavor to make it work. The palate has a tingly carbonation and a medium body.

Notes: This is a solid Pumpkin ale with just enough balance for my taste.

generallee, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good drinking for a spiced brew, 100 times better than Buffalo Bills Pumpkin pee. I think this beer is better now that Brooklyn Brewery has it under its wing.

Jason, Nov 25, 2001
Photo of merlin48
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear, honey amber body with a small, offwhite head that quickly drops to a film and collar. Sticky, patch lace is abundant. Pie spices take a backseat to caramel maltiness and herbal hops in the aroma. Light medium body with good carbonation. Pie spices dominate the taste, if not the aroma. Cinnamon and nutmeg flavors are most assertive, with malty caramel and fresh pumpkin in the background. Plenty of spicy and herbal hops provide a solid bitterness to balance. Decent drinkability for a pumpkin ale.

merlin48, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of Billolick
2.17/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I do not like pumpkin ale. I do not like post road pumpkin ale. It pours orangy amber, with a white head composed of tiny bubbles. Leaves light wispy lacing. This beer is loaded with halloweeny pumpkiny spices. Its sweet and cloying and all together not to my liking. One of the very few not spoiled, not macro brews that I have swilled down the drain in the life

Billolick, Oct 12, 2004
Photo of MisterDeeds
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orange amber, slight rust color. Nice foamy head recedes a bit, but sticks around the sides.
Smell is a bit cinnamonny, with pumpkin and nutmeg as well.
Taste is very easy and balanced. Nutmeg up front, with some sweet cinnamon, balanced off in the end with some very subtle bittering hops.
Mouthfeel of the liquid is nice, but the spices feel a bit powdery and chalky.
Very easy drinking, and new-user friendly. This is the one that started the whole pumpkin craze, and it is a nice entry level offering to the category.

MisterDeeds, Oct 21, 2009
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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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