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

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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: strengthdoc on 08-01-2012)
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-20-2013 16:21:21 | More by DrunkinYogi
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This time of year, I always look forward to the Pumpkin Beer/Ales. Most of the time, I judge one of these in terms of how I would drink this while having a Pumpkin pie and whip cream!

There was no question regarding the aroma. There was a good sense of pumpkin and spices here. My first sip, the initial taste was pumpkin with some fall spices.

However, the mouthful was a bit on the thin side. It was not big and full. I think more than anything that is why I was not a big fan of this pumpkin ale.

It is always so very interesting that from year to year, any one brand can change the overall taste of the pumpkin ale.

I am glad I tasted this one, but overall it was a little to light and thin for me

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 02:31:35 | More by rdilauro
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Eando35

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-18-2013 16:23:51 | More by Eando35
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

My first pumpkin beer of 2013

Pours a dark amber with orange hues. Opaque and thick-looking. About a finger of bubbly off white head. Decent retention. Mild carbonation. Some lacing

Smells of pumpkin - surprise! - and all the spices you would expect to go along with it. Cinnamon and nutmeg in the foreground. Cloves and ginger for good measure. I smell a sweetness like brown sugar so thick you can almost taste it. I think its pleasant but not for everyone. No detectable hops but some bitter spices try and keep the sweetness in check

Taste is spicy. Moreso than expected. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, faint clove all play a part. Then comes some sweet pumpkin and candi sugar. The spiciness keeps it from getting cloyingly sweet. Some bready notes in the midpalate. The finish is slightly dry and earthywith spice and alcohol warmth

Feels pretty full-bodied. Dry. Warming. A little biting from the carbonation and spices

Overall not a bad way to kick off pumpkin beer season. A little heavy for mid-August but tasty. Touches upon all the expected flavors of the style. A little too dry but that's just me being picky

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 05:13:01 | More by MistahBeah
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Lucoli

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-17-2013 21:00:36 | More by Lucoli
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-17-2013 20:30:23 | More by nmann08
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-17-2013 13:43:03 | More by George2744
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-17-2013 13:00:22 | More by thegerm87
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-17-2013 05:04:22 | More by AngusOg
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-15-2013 11:40:47 | More by Tamaquadan
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csustar001

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-14-2013 21:35:22 | More by csustar001
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-12-2013 22:25:16 | More by jaywes754
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-11-2013 02:02:25 | More by SpasmWaiter
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-07-2013 23:42:05 | More by smb71481
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-07-2013 16:14:20 | More by djrn2
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-05-2013 01:03:28 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. 2013 batch no. 1854. Sampled on August 3, 2013. This has been renamed the "Brush & Barrel Series" rather than the "Brewmaster Series."

It looks like a pumpkin ale should with its orange to medium amber pour and a lingering off-white head. The look is worth high marks.

On the nose the pumpkins penetrate immediately but are quickly usurped by sweet malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of clove. Hops are not very forward.

The body is medium to bold.

Whereas the hops were difficult to find in the aroma they present themselves more so in the taste after a quick flirtation with sweet malts, pumpkin, spices, and cinnamon. Moderate lingering bitterness at the end. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 19:26:49 | More by puboflyons
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kdivers

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-02-2013 22:34:02 | More by kdivers
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1Sundown2C

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

07-26-2013 23:52:26 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Soxfan45

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-07-2013 23:27:57 | More by Soxfan45
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mdfb79

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-01-2013 13:44:31 | More by mdfb79
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-01-2013 01:23:26 | More by TriageStat
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LeahM

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-19-2013 04:02:36 | More by LeahM
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-15-2013 15:31:30 | More by twenty5
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JaymeAyotte1

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-08-2013 03:23:20 | More by JaymeAyotte1
Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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