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Pumpkin Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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354 Ratings

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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 4
Gots: 45 | 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 thebrood1987:
Photo of thebrood1987
4.55/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I get smells of vanilla, some graham cracker, a little allspice and a dash of pumpkin and maybe some cinnamon ending with a slight floral spicy hop.

You get the floral spicy hop up front and then it finishes with the vanilla and graham cracker crust taste which really makes this beer in my opinion. The allspice and pumpkin come in subtly with the pumpkin come off as a sort of green vegetable taste which is good and balances the sweetness from the spices and malts. I may be tasting a bit of ginger in there too with some of its spicy qualities.

I was surprised with this beer and I think it rivals some of the better made pumpkin beers out there. It was the last one in my beer store so maybe its more popular than I had imagined. Anyways good beer and definitely a sessionable Halloween beer.

thebrood1987, Sep 06, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%

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 +26.9%

kcc, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -10.4%

TTripp725, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of megamass
3.25/5  rDev -3%

megamass, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Jason, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Billolick, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of tigg924
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 -10.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Mealy58
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Mealy58, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of PintHoister
5/5  rDev +49.3%

PintHoister, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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
Photo of Jsonta
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Jsonta, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +19.4%

briandaube, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of gunnerlincoln
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

gunnerlincoln, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Phthomas33
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%

Phthomas33, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Trashcat, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of ryanjtravis
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

ryanjtravis, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Loveyourbeer
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Loveyourbeer, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of andrew8626
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%

andrew8626, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of socon67
3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Bierleichen
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Bierleichen, Oct 24, 2014
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Pumpkin Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.