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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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1,934 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 47
Gots: 191 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottle says best if enjoyed by January 2013 and whaddya know, I'm just in time. Uncapped and poured to a Boulevard tulip.

A - Pours a nice robust reddish copper color. Steady stream of bubbles rushing to the top. Nice two finger head which recedes quickly down into about 1 finger's worth of head. Significant lacing.

S - Some pretty genuine pumpkin aroma hit me in the face as soon as I uncapped this b*tch, and it's still smelling pretty straight forward on the pumpkin, leaving some of the more traditional Halloween spices to linger in the background. Obvious hints of cinnamon / nutmeg and perhaps a vague note of cloves, but it all seems minimal in comparison with the pumpkin.

T - The spices seem to present themselves as being more dominant than the pumpkin with my first taste. More carbonated than I was expecting, also. The actual pumpkin begins presenting itself more as the beer warms up a bit. The beer seems to become smoother and creamier as the air hits it, warming it up also.

M - Mouth feel is clean, yet sticky from the malts I'm assuming. Feels good, and feels like a fairly well-balanced beer, if maybe just a tad bit too carbonated for my liking.

Overall, one of the more legit pumpkin beers I have tried this year (or last year, I guess it would be now). Personally, I don't think anything can beat the Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale, but if you're craving a nice pumpkin brew, definitely consider this one. The only other beer I've tried from Brooklyn Brewery was the Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout, but out of the two I've tried, they haven't let me down yet.

Brooklyn Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale ---3.5/5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on: 09-15-2006

Notes: My first positive Pumpkin ale experience. The ale is bright orange, sporting a white creamy head with medium lacing.

The aroma includes squash, cinnamon, light malt and sugar. Tasting notes include cinnamon, pumpkin and some biscuity, malt flavor with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouth feel is creamy and smooth. Very nice!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange-amber color with a nice amount of white creamy head with some lacing.

The scent is of mainly spices, nutmeg and clove are apparent, also some caramel malt and notes of hops.

The taste is of pumpkin spice and nutmeg, sweet caramel malt, some bread, some notes of earthy hops.

Medium body, smooth and crisp, moderate carbonation.

This was a decent pumpkin ale, nothing extraordinary, but easy to drink.

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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