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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,850 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,850
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 47
Gots: 143 | 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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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.

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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.

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,850 ratings.