1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pumpkin Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

209 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 209
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Long Trail is excited to launch Long Trail Pumpkin Ale, a slightly sweet seasonal treat artfully brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. The perfect drink for a fall day, this exceptionally balanced beer has an aroma very reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: strengthdoc on 08-02-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 209 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
Photo of Gambrinus1184
Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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
More User Reviews:
Photo of tommyguz
tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-11-2014 18:59:29 | More by tommyguz
Photo of bbugclubb
bbugclubb

Vermont

3/5  rDev -11%

07-04-2014 23:23:27 | More by bbugclubb
Photo of Michael-Poppe
Michael-Poppe

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

05-29-2014 06:06:03 | More by Michael-Poppe
Photo of mklisz
mklisz

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -11%

05-19-2014 18:18:56 | More by mklisz
Photo of WOSean
WOSean

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

05-03-2014 15:20:26 | More by WOSean
Photo of Belittle
Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

04-29-2014 16:19:27 | More by Belittle
Photo of megamass
megamass

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-28-2014 03:06:51 | More by megamass
Photo of ChrisChagnon
ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-19-2014 22:47:50 | More by ChrisChagnon
Photo of McCollian92
McCollian92

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.7%

04-09-2014 01:20:10 | More by McCollian92
Photo of TriageStat
TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

03-30-2014 13:44:40 | More by TriageStat
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-16-2014 12:03:58 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of Fettpopps
Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.7%

03-16-2014 11:46:30 | More by Fettpopps
Photo of HopStoopid120
HopStoopid120

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

02-24-2014 20:21:40 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of dpgoblejr
dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-23-2014 04:49:16 | More by dpgoblejr
Photo of apasternak
apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2014 01:00:03 | More by apasternak
Photo of paulish
paulish

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-02-2014 03:18:31 | More by paulish
Photo of ShepardCommander
ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2014 05:08:27 | More by ShepardCommander
Photo of Lehighace06
Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

01-19-2014 22:03:06 | More by Lehighace06
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -70.3%

01-06-2014 17:55:02 | More by ThatsThatDude
Photo of Mojoman8561
Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-31-2013 23:05:15 | More by Mojoman8561
Photo of PeteRiz
PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2013 23:51:17 | More by PeteRiz
Photo of Tamaquadan
Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

12-12-2013 19:12:22 | More by Tamaquadan
Photo of braican
braican

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

12-06-2013 17:15:35 | More by braican
Photo of bcapon
bcapon

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

12-06-2013 03:06:19 | More by bcapon
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pumpkin Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.