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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,598 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 33
Gots: 47 | 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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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.3%

08-03-2013 15:29:38 | More by mpalestino
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.3%

12-02-2013 04:25:13 | More by NonicPanic
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eXploited


1/5  rDev -71.3%

10-11-2012 14:23:42 | More by eXploited
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Yourneighborsdog

Ohio

1/5  rDev -71.3%

12-13-2011 14:17:45 | More by Yourneighborsdog
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leb39


1/5  rDev -71.3%

03-25-2012 17:52:27 | More by leb39
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stpjames

Minnesota

1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

07-24-2013 18:17:29 | More by stpjames
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Canti4341

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

11-17-2013 00:41:52 | More by Canti4341
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

05-22-2014 04:10:44 | More by Durandal_777
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A lot of people came into my job looking for this after we sold our two cases so I figured id give it a try. Pours a nice amber/orange color with a very faint pumpkin scent and a slight "beer" scent. Decent sized head with decent retention.

Unfortunately the beer didn't live up to the build up. Nice thing carbonated mouth feel that goes down easy but not much else. Slight traces of pumpkin, allspice, and cinnamon, but not much. All these flavors quickly dissipate however when you swallow and a very moderate hop presence makes itself known. More like a beer with a slight pumpkin flavor than a pumpkin ale.

not what I want when I want pumpkin ales

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 15:53:59 | More by jtierney89
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

09-12-2013 02:56:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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kib


1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

09-19-2012 23:17:39 | More by kib
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beerborn

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

01-30-2012 16:24:37 | More by beerborn
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

1.53/5  rDev -56%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

well, it's better than bill's pumpkin ale, but i just do not understand the pumpkin ale thing. i don't like pumpkin pie, and it is much worse in a beer. a few of my buddies loved this, so i gave it a try. it was a big mistake. again, it is better than the other pumpkin i have had, but it is still just not right to me

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2002 09:35:37 | More by ElGuapo
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praufs01

Pennsylvania

1.63/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance – Dark amber color with creamy off-white head.

Aroma – Huge Cinnamon smell with a hint of clove.

Palate – Smooth thin mouth feel.

Flavor – Tastes like it smells. Smooth and clean taste upfront that leads into an overwhelming cinnamon and clove aftertaste.

Final thoughts – Not much in the way of pumpkin pie flavor. It should be renamed Cinnamon Ale because it totally dominates the flavor. To me this was a very disappointing experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 17:11:14 | More by praufs01
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chefduff2

New York

1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

09-25-2012 13:08:41 | More by chefduff2
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bubseymour

Maryland

1.85/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer looked and smelled ok...sort of a murky wheat beer look but orange and smelled malty and some spice but no cinnamon or pumpkin smells at all. Taste was really bad. Metallic tasting mess with lingering bitter finish. No pumpkin flavor at all. Overall I'm guessing I got a bad 6-pack because others sampled it and all thought it was bad tasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 22:57:18 | More by bubseymour
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

1.93/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Clear light orange color. One and a half fingers of frothy/creamy white head. Retention is about average and a good sized ring of lacing is left.

2.5 S: Quite tame and somewhat bland. Mild pumpkin and spices - cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Not really any allspice, which I am a huge fan of. Moderate caramel maltiness. Lacking depth of aroma.

1.5 T: The taste is like the nose, but devoid of flavor completely instead of just deficient. There's barely any flavor of any kind. The pumpkin and spices that are there seem watered down, which is probably worse than if they weren't present at all. Aside from the pumpkin elements, there is just a touch of crystal maltiness and nothing else.

2.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Probably a bit too much carbonation and it's somewhat of a bity kind. Lacking creaminess.

1.5 D: This was tough to drink following the DFH Punkin' that I had a few hours prior. Normally bland beers are easy enough to drink and you don't really mind drinking them. However, the watered down vibe this has going makes it a displeasure to drink. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 04:09:43 | More by DavoleBomb
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.5%

10-31-2013 23:09:07 | More by Adkins1203
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ConradKenney

Maryland

2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-18-2014 15:14:27 | More by ConradKenney
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -42.5%

03-20-2013 23:28:41 | More by BGsWo22
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Hacksaw99

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-15-2013 04:10:50 | More by Hacksaw99
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ZekemusMaximus

New York

2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-19-2012 19:22:54 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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JLapadura

New York

2/5  rDev -42.5%

11-01-2013 01:59:14 | More by JLapadura
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amalburg

Michigan

2/5  rDev -42.5%

05-01-2014 22:44:18 | More by amalburg
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.5%

11-01-2012 21:37:39 | More by Garlicjosh
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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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