Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.76/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The aroma for this beer starts with a ton of caramel and a touch of molasses. There’s also hit of fall spice and pumpkin, but a little more of the spice. The flavor follows similarly, bread and biscuit malts with some buttery notes. The pumpkin and spice come mostly as the aftertaste, rounded off with a good bitter balance. A nice fall classic from Brooklyn Brewery.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 15:49:54 | More by asaharyev
2.38/5 rDev -31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Brookly Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale
21A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Immediately hit by thick meaty pumpkin which quickly dissipates. There are hints of pie spice that come through more as it warms - nutmeg, cinammon, cloves, all-spice.
As it warms a sweet toasted malt profile comes through. The nose dissipates in general and becomes very thin very quickly.
Deep orange amber color. Clear. A medium-low amount of bubbles rising to the surface. Creamy, frothy off white head that slowly settles to a thick good creamy layer fully covering the surface. Thick foam sticks to the side of the glass and is easily reabsorbed by the beer as it washes over.
Pumpkin meat flavor with sweet roasted barley malts and caramel. Gives way to a soft bitter aftertaste with a pumpkin meat still dominating. A tad watery, with a touch of sulfur to the mineral profile. As it warms the pie spices start to come subtly through and the pumpkin meat becomes very faint. These specialty ingredients take a backseat to the hops bitterness and sweet malt profile - with the exception of the cinammon/all-spice, which dominate with a high level of bitterness and astringency.
Medium bodied. Crisp. High carbonation. Very astringent - my tongue feels slightly numb from a large mouthfull. There is an alcohol warmth that is surprising for a 5% abv.
Overall Impression 4/10
It looks and starts out like a pumpkin ale but then turns into something else entirely as it warms. If the brewer was going for a good balance and trying not to make this an in your face pumpkin, he seems to have erred on the side of caution and understated the specialty ingredients. Reducing any cinammon/all-spice additives that may be present could help bring balance and reduce the high level of astringency. Try reducing the carbonation level to give a smoother feel.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 22:28:56 | More by Landar
Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.