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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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1,823 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,823
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 45
Gots: 132 | 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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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 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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

kdivers, Today at 01:03 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

QuesoDog, Today at 12:56 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Scarfer_Brad, Yesterday at 01:33 AM
Photo of Dodo2step
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

P- Wegmans in mechanicsburg, PA

A- clear pumpkin orange color with minimal head and below average lacing. Kind of bland in appearance

S- brown sugar and nutmeg with hints of pumpkin. Caramel malt thrown in with the brown sugar nose.

F- biscuit malts with hints of nutmeg and pumpkin spice with clove rounding it out. decent.

M- pumpkin and light bodied. Somewhat chewy and viscous for being light bodied.

O- Not a bad pumpkin. the biscuit malts are actually an interesting mix in with the pumpkin.

Dodo2step, Saturday at 06:52 PM
Photo of Dirty_Island
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Dirty_Island, Saturday at 05:32 PM
Photo of BeerHistoryGuy
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

A- Dark golden brown with subtle head.

S- Very apparent pumpkin scent -- much like pumpkin pie, is the best way I can describe it. Definitely with nutmeg, cinnamon, etc., all coming through. Not overly pungent, just a nice and pleasant pumpkin pie scent. Very nice.

T- It had a nice hoppy taste, but I was surprised at the sweetness -- a brown sugar sweetness that came through almost immediately. Nothing over the top, but more than I expected. I felt it overpowers the hops and pumpkin spice a bit, too. Nothing huge, just a small complaint, at best. Unlike some on here, I couldn't distinguish the nutmeg and cinnamon other than to know the entire thing tasted like pumpkin -- to me the flavors married so effectively I couldn't really pick one out from the other. None of the flavors are very bold, though. All in all, a very pleasant taste.

M- Very light body and a pumpkin spice that is quite pleasant -- pretty dry, actually.

O- I would have liked a tad more hops, a little less brown sugar, and maybe not quite as dry. But, these are things to quibble over. Overall, the beer is tasty and goes very well with beef stew, I might add. It isn't my favorite pumpkin beer, but I enjoyed it and I would be happy to have it again. Far more positives than negatives -- kudos to Brooklyn Brewery.

BeerHistoryGuy, Saturday at 05:35 AM
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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

jblain, Saturday at 04:31 AM
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2.4/5  rDev -30.6%

Davincisoul, Saturday at 12:23 AM
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3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

CRObighit2, Friday at 07:02 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ralerwen, Friday at 03:12 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

herman77, Friday at 01:19 AM
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4.32/5  rDev +24.9%

FusyPerez, Friday at 01:08 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Jsonta, Thursday at 11:59 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Joestradamus91, Thursday at 04:04 AM
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2.88/5  rDev -16.8%

MikeinTyler, Thursday at 01:04 AM
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3.44/5  rDev -0.6%

PCATD, Wednesday at 11:15 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

innominat, Wednesday at 07:54 PM
Photo of BWED
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. pour on draft into tumbler. Ludwig's Corner, PA

A- Dark gold. White head is fairly delicate. Retention is okay, and it leaves behind a few speckles of lacing.

S- Pumpkin nutmeg and cinnamon, but a very mild nose. There is some brown sugar in the back accompanied by a bit of toasty malt.

T- Mild pumpkin and spice notes. Brown sugar comes up a little more in the flavor, and a mild earthy hop profile pops up as well.

M- Light body. Spicy throughout the drink, along with a dry spiced finish.

O- I like the subtlety of the pumpkin and spices in this one. The finish was a bit too dry for me but overall not bad.

BWED, Wednesday at 07:04 PM
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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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