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Pumpkin Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

298 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | 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)
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Ratings: 298 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +19%

esparks02, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ConradKenney, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Deezwart, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of tgatort
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

tgatort, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

DrDietz, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.16/5  rDev -6%

A: Pours a hazy and deep burnt orange. Not much head, but most of these pumpkin beers do anyhow (3.75/5).

S: Very sweet cinnamon-sugar smell. Ginger and clove (3.5/5).

M: Pretty smooth, but not quite creamy. Easy to drain. Low-moderate carbonation (3.25/5).

T: First few sips were pretty good. Nice blend of earthy gourdiness, and balanced autumn spices. Medicinally bitter aftertaste...really bad like you've left a pill in your mouth too long (2.75/5)

orcrist_cleaver, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

thgreatrandini, Sep 12, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +6%

dexterk1, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Boone757, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Bobbymozz, Sep 11, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -0.3%

wollefdoogylloj, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

gunnerlincoln, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Duesler, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

cmq103, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

timmynyc, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

GFD400, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

TimHitchings, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

timmy2b, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DoubleMalt, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tedho21, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.64/5  rDev -21.4%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky copper color with a bit of sediment floating around. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. It features a fluffy, semi-dense texture and good retention. A consistent, thick ring of lacing is left behind. (3.25)

Smell: Nothing really surprising here. The primary note is a sweet, caramel-laden backbone featuring a kiss of gourd. Again with the lack of surprises, the spicing is a bit harsh, with the ginger and nutmeg coming off in a slightly medicinal manner. As always, it's not my style, but it could have been FAR worse. (3)

Taste: I'm getting very little gourd character - it tastes more like a spiced amber ale. It opens up with a healthy caramel backbone, with spices gradually building up toward the finish. There are faint roasted touches I don't really get in other pumpkin ales, which serves to throw it off balance some. Again, it's pretty much a mediocre amber ale with some fall spices...luckily, the latter doesn't come off too harshly. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: Well, it's on the light side, but it isn't that dry. There's a generic, obstructive sweetness that lies on the palate too heavily, hurting its drinkability a good deal. Carbonation is middling. (2.5)

Overall: I'm not enjoying this one. No, I don't particularly enjoy the style to be fair (with a few exceptions), but this could still use a few more tweaks, such as more pumpkin or a more defined sweetness. Others may like it, I don't. (2.5)

2.64/5: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, this is not

ThisWangsChung, Sep 04, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Phthomas33, Sep 04, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -0.3%

MrJuengling, Sep 04, 2014
Pumpkin Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.