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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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1,934 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 47
Gots: 191 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2001

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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Ratings: 1,934 | Reviews: 861
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Didn't expect to have a pumpkin this late, however I found it locally and gave it a go.

A - Mostly clear coppery-orange with rising bubbles, fantastic lacing, and over a finger of off white head that retains a little.

S - Nose is of spiced pumpkin. Maltiness, cinnamon, some nutmeg are all in there. Balanced. Very nice.

T - Nice toasted grain and malt along with an authentic pumpkin taste that comes through in the middle and lingers in the finish. Spices are nicely subdued but complimentary in the background. Some slightly bitter hoppiness on the back end as well.

MF - Medium-bodied, fairly smooth, and perhaps a bit overcarbonated for my liking.

O - This is the kind of pumpkin ale I was looking for the past two months. Very nice.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from 12 oz bottle

A- pours a clear crimson orange color with a frothy head

S- pumpkin bread with nutmeg,cinnamon and ginger

T- was a bready pumpkin taste first with sweet malts and spice

M- smooth with medium carbonation has a light pumpkin flavor

O- mid pumpkin flavor very easy to drink with a array of spices

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3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Burnt orange with a bubbly white head.
S: Pumpkin spice with plenty of cinnamon present.
T: More pumpkin was in the smell rather than taste. Hint of pumpkin with strong cinnamon. Heavy carbonation that diluted the flavors.
M: Light to medium body.
O: A nice pumpkin ale.

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2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Received a 12 FLUID OUNCE bottle of this in a trade w/ LarryG. Poured from the Dark Grey labeled bottle w/ a Pumpkin on it into my 16oz Dewey's Pizza Pint Glass. Has BB (Best By/Before) JAN 2012 on the side.

Aroma- Strongest malt aroma you can ever find out there with only hints of pumpkin in the background. Nutmeg and spice are found also so I'll give an above average rating for aroma.

Appearance- This brew EXPLODES out of the bottle and throws down a whopping 6 finger head! Of course, this dies quickly and then resorts to a 1 finger head that lasts from there on out. Has a deep orange/copper colored body that is semi-hazy. Leaves VERY thick lacing behind!

Flavor- Hmmm... This is a pumpkin ale? The taste doesn't show any signs of it... Has sweetness and caramel floating around with also a good amount of hop. There is a light-medium hop bittterness at the finish as well. No signs of ANY spice, pumpkin, or flavors that I'm looking for...

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, HIGH Carbonation, Smooth, and once again, doesn't give off any Pumpkin Ale attributes even after the drink.

Overall Impression- Such a shame... The appearance and aroma were fairly decent but then the taste came around and an Amber Ale came out!?!? There literally were no hints at all of spice or pumpkin flavors and since the Best By date was right on, theres no excuse... Wish I could give this one a good review but I would say skip over this one! There are PLENTY of great Pumpkin Ales out there for you to waste your time with this one.

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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