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Post Road Pumpkin Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,633 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,633
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 37
Gots: 60 | 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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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-03-2012 13:25:59 | More by DSlim71
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rsant

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-02-2012 18:08:14 | More by rsant
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-31-2012 21:44:29 | More by HumanParaquat
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beerborn

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

01-30-2012 16:24:37 | More by beerborn
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

From notes... Props to my BA in crime joemcgrath27 for the seasonal delivery!

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden copper colour with an orange hue, finger of soapy head, solid retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Musty caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, earthy pumpkin, and a hint of leafy green hops.

T - The caramel and toffee undertones make for a deliciously balanced ale with the earthy pumpkin coming through alongside the leafy hops. The spices are subtle but present with nutmeg, cinnamon, all-spice and vanilla coming through. Unique peppery spice lingers on the palette.

M - Medium, smooth and wet... The perfect combination.

O - Nicely balanced pumpkin and malt undertones, nice leafy hops and uniquely spiced. Not overly spiced and some solid pumpkin presence. A solid gourd ale.

01-27-2012 03:50:16 | More by andrenaline
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-26-2012 01:14:01 | More by AndrewMichael
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-25-2012 20:28:15 | More by rogueleonardi
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obywan59

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%

Nearly clear, orange colored ale with a pale tan head of 3 fingers. Good lacing.

It smells like pumpkin pie and light toasted malts. Kind of nice.

The taste has a light sweeteness upfront, some citrusy tartness in the middle, and a rising bitterness in the end. Disappointingly nondescript after the aroma.

Moderate in body with a slight tingle and the warmth of alcohol.

I really liked the aroma, but overall I was a bit dissapointed.

01-25-2012 03:48:58 | More by obywan59
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-23-2012 01:55:39 | More by sweisel80
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -28%

01-22-2012 00:54:57 | More by acurtis
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tatums1984

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -42.4%

01-18-2012 08:47:24 | More by tatums1984
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wrath98

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-17-2012 17:30:31 | More by wrath98
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Brooklyn Brewery has been one of my favourite brewers at "The Great Canadian Beerfest" Victoria BC Canada since their first appearance in 2008 although they did not pour Post Road PA at this years fest , I found this at the Quadra St. Cascadia Liquor Store
during the limited October pumpkin ale season , pleasant enough in appearance and smell , I was disapointed in both taste and mouthfeel , just a little to watery for my taste buds

Cheers LampertLand

01-17-2012 07:36:24 | More by LampertLand
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-15-2012 22:54:59 | More by fiedler84
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specialiste

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-15-2012 06:51:21 | More by specialiste
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-14-2012 01:31:21 | More by mbs11
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BelgianBeerHog26

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-10-2012 04:06:36 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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keenan41

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-09-2012 00:59:33 | More by keenan41
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-06-2012 22:01:46 | More by Dope
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beerfish68

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-06-2012 03:47:28 | More by beerfish68
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clareo

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

A - Clear goldenrod with a pervasive orange hue. Minimal white head.

S - Sweet pumpkin upfront followed by standard pie spicing layered with molasses syrup with cinnamon and ginger as the dominating aromas. Light hop aroma.

T - Subdued spicing over squashy pumpkin with a not unpleasant gourd aftertaste. Some hop bitterness. Mellow and restrained in comparison to the expectations offered by the smell.

M - Smooth and light with a crisp finish.

O - Refreshing and generally well-balanced, probably a more traditional and colonial-inspired representation of the style.

01-05-2012 23:19:39 | More by clareo
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RedSpecial1

Florida

3.23/5  rDev -6.9%

A: Pours a clear straw yellow with orange highlights. A moderate amount of white head forms initially with a thin layer remaining behind. Vigorous carbonation visible.

S: Pumpkin pie spices predominate in the nose with notes of molasses and gourdy pumpkin character underneath. There is also a hint of graininess like you might smell in an American lager.

T: The flavor isn't quite as robust as you would expect from the aroma. The main flavor has a grain-like character with a touch of pumpkin/gourd character. Just a hint of pumpkin pie spices, barely detectable.

M: The body is fairly light, and with the high carbonation you wind up with a somewhat thin tasting beer.

O: Not a bad beer, but not exceptional either. Could be good on a warm day as opposed to a chilly autumn as it is a rather refreshing drink.

01-05-2012 23:19:34 | More by RedSpecial1
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-05-2012 00:10:33 | More by disemgrowler
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-04-2012 05:20:59 | More by barnzy78
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Mjmoon15

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-04-2012 02:34:04 | More by Mjmoon15
Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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