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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale

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1,904 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,904
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 47
Gots: 160 | 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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3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - clear orange color, 1 finger of head. Decent retention time and some visible carbonation.

Smell - plenty of pumpkin, spices namely cinnamon and nutmeg. Some earthiness beneath. Straightforward and to the point.

Taste - starts sweet and pumpkin like, with and element of bitterness following the initial rush. Spices shine through here too. Yummy and surprisingly flavourful for a 5.0% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel - smooth, light bodied with a moderately dry finish. Feel is good but not great as it's a bit thinner than optimal.

Overall - very good pumpkin beer, focused a lot of the spices that are normally associated with pumpkin rather than pumpkin directly. However, the pumpkin still deserves top billing as the interplay between the earthy pumpkin and the spices makes this a very tasty beer that advocates should try.

DenisKolkin, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Look: Pours a very clear orange color. About a one finger head which fades quickly to about a 1mm head. Seemed a bit watery as it poured.

Smell: First thing I notice is hops. The Pumpkin takes a backseat to the hops. Almost smell like it could be a pumpkin pale ale.

Taste: And the taste is about the same as the smell. Hops a very present, with a hint of pumpkin in the background. A malty finish. A very mild sweetness.

Feel: Very light bodied and easy to drink. carbonation is at a medium

Overall: Not what I was expecting with the hops. Kind of interesting. The unexpected hop forwardness is not a bad thing, just not what I expected from a pumpkin ale.

EvoRich, Oct 29, 2014
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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,904 ratings.