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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,626 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,626
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 37
Gots: 59 | 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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thierrynantes

France

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : red amber color with white foamy head.
Smell : spicy aroma with notes of pumpkin.
Taste & mouthfeel : pumpkin and grass flavors with spicy and herbal notes.
Overall : a good beer in the style spices & vegetable Ale.

05-14-2014 18:56:20 | More by thierrynantes
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-12-2014 15:02:10 | More by jodybrutal
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-08-2014 01:20:58 | More by WiserBud
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Whsrickqb12

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-04-2014 19:15:02 | More by Whsrickqb12
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jadler16

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-02-2014 17:56:10 | More by jadler16
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amalburg

Michigan

2/5  rDev -42.4%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-01-2014 15:06:44 | More by wisegreensoul
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-29-2014 16:14:33 | More by Belittle
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tclipse

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-24-2014 02:16:13 | More by tclipse
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LandRoverErik

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-23-2014 21:23:23 | More by LandRoverErik
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-21-2014 04:03:23 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-18-2014 16:10:47 | More by Mini4x
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-13-2014 23:07:05 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28%

04-13-2014 05:43:39 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-10-2014 02:26:45 | More by capuchinpilates
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-09-2014 03:02:56 | More by zrab11
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-06-2014 00:35:54 | More by LoudRed
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-04-2014 06:50:16 | More by VeganUndead
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

03-29-2014 19:55:52 | More by mikepcarney
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dcmchew

Romania

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

03-29-2014 07:40:07 | More by dcmchew
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-20-2014 21:58:24 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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ArtZan

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-12-2014 20:03:54 | More by ArtZan
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-09-2014 19:25:25 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-08-2014 22:34:32 | More by Fr0stb1te
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polopaul20

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-07-2014 20:14:49 | More by polopaul20
Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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