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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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1,923 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 46
Gots: 178 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2001

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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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's that time of year where it seems like everyday I am trying a new pumpkin brew. This one from Brooklyn Brewery is as solid as they come. Not remarkable in any one way, other than maybe the initial aroma of pumpkin pie spices during the pour. Not sweet however, definitely has more of a hoppy quality. A good beer, and if you like pumpkin enough to drink several at once, this could fill a session for sure.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours very lightly hazy to clear pale amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and biscuit malts with some lighter notes of pumpkin and just a hint of pumpkin pie spices.

T: There are light to moderate flavors of caramel and biscuit malts with just a tiny hint of sweetness. After that, there are light flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg).

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: An adequate offering in the style but this one does not really stand out for me - there are better pumpkin beers generally available. Easy to drink and not so intense in flavor so it could be sessionable.

Photo of xnicknj
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks brian

Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange color with a thinner topping of white head. Retains with a nice collar, leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

Pumpkins and spice in the nose with cinnamon and nutmeg. Toasted bread crust and caramel with soft sweetness. Smacks of pumpkin pie.

Plenty of spice up front, created by a cocktail of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and cracked pepper. Very mild sweetness with pumpkin and caramel. Smaller backbone with bread crust and toasted notes. Finishes with chalky cinnamon spice and pumpkins.

Lighter medium body, slightly higher carbonation, sticky and a little chewy on the tongue. I don't typically like pumpkin beers, but I enjoyed the more prominent spice and milder sweetness of this one. Decent balance and pleasant drinkability.

Photo of leaddog
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear copper with a very thin line of head.

Smell - Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, pumpkin and caramalts.

Taste - Comes off a little heavy on the spices, but definitely has some decent pumpkin flavour as well. A bit bitter at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. A little thin.

Overall - A bit spice heavy for my taste in pumpkin beers, but still tasty. On track to being a very good pumpkin ale with a little bit of work on the flavour and feel.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jslice99
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours an orange- amber color with a soapy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell- Not much of an aroma from this one. Some malts with a little bit of pumpkin and cinnamon.

Taste- Lots of biscuit malt flavors up front. The spices and pumpkin take a back seat to the malt flavors.

Mouthfeel- The mouth feel is light and carbonated.

Overall- This is an ok pumpkin ale. It's one of the more sessionable pumpkins. You could drink a few of these without any problem.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of 4ster
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a flute type glass.

A: Pours a fairly clear amber orange colour, small amounts of carbonation with light white frothy head that doesn't stay around long, except for around the edge.

S: Very light aromas, smells like a regular amber ale with a hint of hops. You really have to work hard at anything else (perhaps more comes out as it warms), but all I get now is traces of earthy pumpkin.

T: As with some other pumpkin beers, this one is very light though on everything and you're really struggling to find anything that stands out. At the start you get mostly traditional ale flavours with a very light hint of pumpkin. Unlike a lot of pumpkin beers that try to hide the pumpkin with a load of spices, this one I find is mostly pumpkin, ending with a light hoppy bitterness/earthiness. Perhaps I get a hint of cinnamon but very minimal.

M: Medium carbonation, light crisp body.

O: Overall an easy drinking beer that is too little pumpkin which just leaves you with a regular ale.... Some pumpkin beers are big pumpkin, or big spice or both, but this is little pumpkin hardly any spice so it's hard to say much more for it, especially with all the other pumpkin beers you're finding at this time of year. Unless you've tried all the other ones, I wouldn't put this at the top of your list and wouldn't buy it again. At least they're using real pumpkin but need to work on it a little more....

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.