Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.46/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
In the mood for a seasonal Thanksgiving beer, Bucky picked up a bottle of Post Road Pumpkin Ale ("PRPA") from his local LCBO. PRPA is produced by Brooklyn Brewery, and came in a brown, 355 ml bottle. The beer was 5.0% alcohol by volume.
Brooklyn Brewery was officially opened on May 28, 1996 when Mayor Rudy Giuliani cut the ribbon and poured the first official glasses of a Bavarian style wheat beer known as Brooklyner Weisse. The brewery went on to develop several new beers, including Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, Brooklyn Pennant Ale '55 and a list of seasonal and special beers. Brooklyn Brewery has grown over the years to the point where its beers can be enjoyed in 25 U.S. states and 20 countries.
PRPA poured a translucent orange/brown colour, taking on more of an amber hue when backlit. A steady stream of small, fast rising bubbles was visible, and pouring produced about 1" of off-white head, which settled down after four minutes to a thin, foamy cap that left some modest lacing down the glass. Its aroma was of pumpkin pie spices and hops, with the pumpkin spices being a little understated for me. The beer's flavour was of sweet malts with a hint of brown sugar up front, transitioning to the pumpkin pie spices, and finishing with a mild hop bitterness that lingered for a few seconds after swallowing the beer. Again, I found the pie spices to be too subtle for my taste. PRPA had a medium carbonation that suited it well, and I would describe it as light to medium bodied. Overall, this is a decent pumpkin beer, but simply not in the same class as say, Southern Tier's Pumking Ale. PRPA sells for $2.45 per 355 ml bottle, and is reasonably priced.The beer is available from August through November.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 23:07:05 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
3.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
My first pumpkin ale, so here goes.
Orange pour, thin creamy head, sticky like syrup.
Smells of sugared pumpkin mash, cinnamon, nuts (almonds), and just a bit of bready malt to give a pumpkin pie aroma.
Taste is not what i expected. Reminding vaguely of vegetable stew, pumpkin is not too sweet and overencumbered by chunky doughy malts and toasted bread crust. Some acidic fruit too, like yellow apple and pear, lower oranges. Spices are mild: nutmeg, cinnamon, light (burnt) brown sugar. Dry grassy hops in the finish, mild bitterness. Malts stick around.
Low carbonation, smooth, but a heavy at times. Also has a certain rooty earthiness, dry and "fluffy".
Didn't know exactly what to expect, maybe a sweet spicy (expected ginger) beer, so i don't really know if the style is the problem or Post Road in particular. I wouldn't look again for this one, but i will definitely try more pumpkin ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 07:40:07 | More by dcmchew
Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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