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Pumpkin Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

280 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 30 | 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
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Reviews by Jwillyb:
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jwillyb, Sep 16, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

I guess i liked this a little more than others.Pours a clear deep burnt orange with a thinner white head atop.Pumpkin pie spice....clove,cardamom,and cinnamon mainly in the nose with a hint of toast.Very light in the feel but decent flavors really with the pumpkin pie spice and some light roast,not crazy sweet but sweet enough,pretty average but not horrible.

oberon, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of kcc
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

kcc, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -10.7%

TTripp725, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of megamass
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

megamass, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jason, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of tigg924
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, medium-high carbonation

Smell: pumpkin spice, sugar, and bread

Taste: earth, pale malt, and pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet with a underlying dry bitterness, medium-high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Of all the pumpkin beers I have had this fall, this one is one of the more disappointing ones. If you like your pumpkin spice more subtle and the beer a bit more on the pale side, this one is probably for you. Long Trail has a different take on the style, I just wish the pumpkin spice or breadiness would have popped some more.

tigg924, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3/5  rDev -10.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Mealy58
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Mealy58, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

PintHoister, Monday at 03:57 AM
Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -10.7%

I had tried the Long Trail Pumpkin last year and was impressed by the rich, smooth pumpkin taste. The spiced pumpkin flavor lingered for a long time. So impressed that I ran out and picked up a case this year as soon as it was available. This year's beer is vastly different than last year. Considerably less pumpkin flavor and a harsh bitterness than wreaks havoc on the taste buds. I even tried increasing the sweetness by dipping the glass in cinnamon sugar. Did not help. Unfortunately, as with many of the pumpkin ales you really need to sample the beer each year before you commit to a supply of it. Pity the Long Trail is such a disappointment this year.

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours a clear deep copper/ amber, decent off white head holds a thin layer, spotty lacing.

Not a huge aroma. Traces of pumpkin spice, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. Some dusty, earthy aromas, yeast? Bits of sweet malt.

Bitter sweet malt, pumpkin pie spice, hints of fleshy pumpkin. Hints of dusty, earthy notes.

I prefer a bit more body in my pumpkin ales.

A pretty lack luster average pumpkin ale. Good drinkability if you wanted to pound down a sixes, but not something I would seek out.

dogfishandi, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

briandaube, Oct 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

gunnerlincoln, Sep 08, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Phthomas33, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Loveyourbeer, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.95/5  rDev +17.6%

A - Orange pour with a high white foam. Rings of lacing ont he glass.

S - Nice scent of pumpkin with the traditional spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. Very pleasant and not overdone.

T - Good flavor of fresh pumpkin and spices. Less spicy than many, and flavoring is consistent. Tends to mellow as it warms.

M - Not as sessionable as I'd like, but feels light and with minimal carbonation.

O - Actually one of the better pumpkin beers out there. Seems like it is new to the fall packs. I'd get this again. And at the price of a 12 pack it is a nice deal.

socon67, Aug 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

earlholman, Monday at 03:23 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Larrydoherty, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of foamy and slightly off-white colored head. This maintains a smooth and creamy ½ finger that skims the surface, leaving back a sudsy cascade of lacing which quickly drips down the sides of the glass. The aroma is a nice even blend of pumpkin, light sweetness and festive spices. Those spices kind of hang on the edges of the nose and mingle in with a gentle green floral feel.

The taste is fresh, fleshy pumpkin, a neutral kind of sticky sweetness and just the right amount of pumpkin spices. Hops have a bit of rawness to them that leave this dry and bitter on the finish. The flavors achieve a nice evenness as this warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm feel down the center of the tongue and then more smooth and creamy on the edges. This has a nice drinkable feel to it.

It’s good to see Long Trail finally putting a Pumpkin Ale out, as it’s a seasonal style that would seem to be right in their wheel house. And this was a nice example of the style too, with an easy feel, balanced flavors and a fresh pumpkin character that carried this well. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out again for this one.

Kegatron, Oct 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

mikefuski17, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ChrisL24481, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Enriquehopnog, Nov 12, 2013
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Pumpkin Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.