Pumpkin Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.55/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Long Trail tumbler pint glass.
A: Bright, pale, clean and clear copper color with an orange tint beneath a two-finger head of ivory lacing that dissipates quickly and leaves a slight, edgy lacing of creamy foam.
S: Very nice, spicy and slightly sweet, inviting aroma to this beer. The ginger and clove zing across the nose, leading me to believe it may be more spicy tasting than anything else.
T: Assumptions were pretty spot on here. The initial malt sweetness is weak, with hints of roasted pumpkin and sweet caramel flavors. An array of spices follows suit, lending cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg to the palate. There's a mildly acidic and fruity pumpkin flavor that ushers in a slightly brisk and assertive, dry, bittersweet hop finish. The spicy sweetness lingers on a bit with some musty pumpkin bitterness.
M: Thin, light and slightly tart on the palate, I was hoping for more of a full-bodied, creamy pumpkin ale. The spices and seemingly higher pH levels here throw some acrid sensations across the palate. Fairly clean and crisp, but not really what I was expecting.
O: A pretty mediocre, middle-of-the-road pumpkin ale to further flood the market with. The 5.5% ABV and clean, crisp nature of the beer make it an easy choice as far as session pumpkin ales go. However, it's a bit too sharp, bland and hoppy to be a truly enjoyable, rich fall brew. I'd be unlikely to turn it down, but I probably wouldn't buy it outside of the variety pack if it were available.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2012 01:48:45 | More by Gambrinus1184
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