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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,598 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 33
Gots: 47 | 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.

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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-24-2014 00:49:11 | More by dpgoblejr
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hop_devil

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-22-2014 00:16:34 | More by hop_devil
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ConradKenney

Maryland

2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-18-2014 15:14:27 | More by ConradKenney
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asaharyev

Massachusetts

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
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nickdank

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-13-2014 19:57:09 | More by nickdank
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nycsportster

New York

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-10-2014 17:02:04 | More by nycsportster
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-07-2014 05:56:49 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-07-2014 00:55:11 | More by bigaddy
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-06-2014 04:48:57 | More by Zekenyce
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-04-2014 02:33:04 | More by paulish
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-31-2014 04:51:43 | More by ShepardCommander
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

01-28-2014 15:51:02 | More by Travcofarms
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

01-26-2014 09:10:11 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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quang_dam

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-25-2014 01:29:42 | More by quang_dam
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

01-24-2014 15:16:59 | More by dsnyder61
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-23-2014 22:32:36 | More by JArmour15
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

01-23-2014 00:51:14 | More by buzzy
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-22-2014 21:13:57 | More by RVigz
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BrooklynPanch

New York

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-21-2014 06:28:47 | More by BrooklynPanch
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Landar

Pennsylvania

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

Aroma 5/12
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.

Appearance 3/3
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.

Flavor 10/20
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.

Mouthfeel 2/5
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.

24/50

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:28:56 | More by Landar
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Bartos

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-19-2014 19:29:17 | More by Bartos
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BeerClubNiagara

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-19-2014 18:40:09 | More by BeerClubNiagara
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

01-19-2014 01:54:04 | More by Lehighace06
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DerrickW

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-18-2014 17:47:15 | More by DerrickW
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-15-2014 06:18:07 | More by ChainChompsky
Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.