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Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Early American colonialists, seeking natural ingredients for brewing ales, turned to pumpkins, which were plentiful, flavorful and nutritious. Blended with barley malt, pumpkins became a commonly used beer ingredient. Post Road Pumpkin Ale brings back this tasty tradition. Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,209
Reviews:
892
Ratings:
2,130
pDev:
15.9%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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63
Gots:
312
Trade:
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Photo of Bogdawg
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MurphyMacManus
4.68/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz brown bottle into tulip pint.

Look: orange-amber with a thin, short-lived head. Head fades to moderate lacing.

Smell: Pumpkin pie spices. Toasted pastry.

Taste: spicy up front, with a solid backbone of slightly sweet and biscuit-like malt in the middle. Pumpkin flavor is most present in the finish, which is slightly sweet and mildly spicy.

Feel: Substantial without being overbearing. Carbonation lightens things a bit.

Overall: It's really nice to have a pumpkin ale that actually tastes like pumpkin.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dandy14
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great pumpkin. Right spice right sweet. No after taste.

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Photo of _Adam_
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had only a few of this style and stayed away for ten years. Just not good beer. (I could name names, but let's not.)
This is the second pumpkin ale I've had this season. The top crafters are figuring out how to blend the malt and pumpkins so they don't have to spice it up to hide that they don't know what they don't know.
Brooklyn's blend then adds some modest spices. And we have good beer.
A beautiful orange amber in the Fall light, Smells give me pumpkin pie immediately. Tastes are more balanced. Feel is full. Had before and with some succotash soup, I was ready for Fall.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a slight burnt orange to almost dark yellow color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a finger's worth of quickly dissipating semi-foamy to bubbly white head. Not much lace, well actually, there's barely any lace.
The aroma has some pumpkin flavored muffins up front and then the spice with some bready/yeasty tones coming forth somewhat like a lager.
The flavor brought forth the prior notes sweetly and seemed to enamor the spice just a wee little bit. Biscuit backbone came forward as expected. Not much of an aftertaste, but somewhat pumpkin muffin-like.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with a really good sessionability about it. Surprisingly enough, every time I've ever had this beer, it always feels like there is barely any body to this. Do I mind this? Well, I guess not. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Finish was pumpkin malty/semi-yeasty with a spectacular smoothness to it.
Overall, came across like a "pumpkin lager" to me with it's ability to present a sessionability like no other pumpkin beer I've ever had. Would I have again? Not sure, just super crushable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of pumpkin, mild pie spices and sweetness. Okay taste. Not much spice with sweet pumpkin.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcbroome
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kevin2Smith
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The ale has a bit of a metallic smell and poured with a copper orange body
Medium to high carbonation with a sweeter finish

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Photo of Urk1127
1.97/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Post Road Pumpkin Ale pours a clear copper color with visible carbonation. A modest silky head skims the surface, leaving a light ring of lacing.
Putting it up to the nose there is a typical assortment of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg which becomes lighter as the drink progresses and then re-emerges towards the end. A toasted malt base is also apparent throughout.
Medium to light bodied with a smooth and dry palate. Mostly malt forward with light pumpkin and spices complimenting rather than dominating. There is little sweetness, mostly grainy and with some hops spice.
An passable pumpkin ale. Drinkable albeit not overly complex and generally dry.

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Photo of Griphon
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckthediabeto
4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hiago
2.17/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DaveCash
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Trboley
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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