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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 13
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: strengthdoc on 08-01-2012

Brand Name: Imperial Pumpkin
Style: English Strong Ale
Color: Dark Amber/Brown
Bitterness Units: 30
ABV: 8.0%
Date of Introduction: August 2012
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 80L and Caramunich malt
Hops: Nugget, Mt. Hood, Willamette
Packages Available:22oz. bottle, five-gallon “logs” & ½ Keg (15.5-gallon)
Availability:Late summer through early fall

Description: Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the first offering in Long Trail’s new Brush and Barrel Series. This limited release seasonal treat is small batch brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, with increased malts and a touch of bitterness for the perfect balance.
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Ratings: 391 | Reviews: 82
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5/5  rDev +34.8%


This taste like drinking a slice of pumpkin pie. come on this is beer..... and well. if you make a pumpkin beer it should have some pumpkin back bone. The spices shine through but the bitterness is impressive. Nice, smooth, and well pumpkin.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours great - expecting or hoping for orange like the inside of a pumpkin but pours a deep amber and orange - doesn't disappoint, it's like the inside of a pumping but as expected with spices and brown sugar. Smell is pumpkin first with brown sugar and maple, then spices, and finally a bit boozy. The booziness almost disappears via the taste and reinforces heavy pumpkin and brown sugar. Spices are present but have had stronger in other similar brews. Well done.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm not big on fruity beers; I'm more into IPAs and good stouts and porters. For kicks and giggles I'll try certain seasonals. I recall Shipyard Pumpkin being the first of its kind and I concluded 'this wasn't for me'. Then came Samual Adams Pumpkin. Overall I found this was an improvement. Today I had the privilege tasting Long Trail's Imperial Pumpkin on tap. Now we're talking! It was cloudy and amber in color. Taste was a near perfect balance of pumpkin and spices. I am scheduled to try Samual Adams Fat Jack this time next week. I almost can't see how it could be any better than this one but we'll see!

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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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