Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale
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Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

This beer is clear orange red with a slight off white head. The beer is pumpkin flavor forward more then most pumpkin beers where the pumpkin only adds feel. It is smooth and creamy but isn't heavy at all. The beer's pumpkin flavor is lightly complimented by cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar. It's liquid pumpkin pie. The beer has a good feel and is quite session-able.
Overall, this isnt a stand out pumpkin beer but its a solid offering that does well on all categories.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pdotsoler
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
two inch white foamy head rich copper color
smell is a little sour and mild, not particularly pleasent
taste I think its quite nice. Tastes like a Lager and not overly assertive squash flavor. The flavor is clearly there, but not overpowering. The spice notes are of a little clove and nutmeg
mouthfeel is a little slimey but the carbonation is nice and its quite refreshing

I'm pretty sure pumpkin ales are supposed to be for fun/to celebrate the fall season but I could go for one of these in the spring :)

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of suspect
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Snifter.

A: Clear golden orange color. Aggressive pour leads to a foamy 1.5 finger head that slowly dissipates. Lacing is pretty thick and is around most of the glass.

S: Pumpkin spices are up front with the sweetness of the malts shining through as well.

T: Pumpkin is the foremost flavor but the rest of the flavors seem to be lacking or a bit weak. It has an aftertaste that's not all that pleasant.

M: Plenty of carbonation but the feel is pretty watery. This is what most pumpkin beers feel like - I prefer mine much creamier.

O: Pretty average to slightly above average pumpkin beer. Doesn't amaze but it's a pretty easy drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: dirty gold, trace white head, no lacing

S: mild pumpkin, all-spice, and biscuit

T: mild all-spice, pumpkin, biscuit, grassy semi-dry finish

M: light/med body, big carbonation mouth

O: Ok, beer. nice place to start for curious
beer fans about pumpkin beers.
I might buy again.


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Photo of aspect
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a copper colour with not much head, a bit hazy and slight carbination.

S - You can smell the pumpkin spice, some cinnamon some malts - not a strong aroma but pleasant.

T- Pumpkin spices at the front, followed by some malty sweetness and a bit of brown sugar - the hops are there as well.

M - A bit of carbination, light body

Overall, not a bad beer but definatley could be a bit more rounded. Worth a try though.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Copper-orange. Clear. White head with hints of beige. Medium to poor head retention.

S: Squash, clove, and cinnamon up front. No hop profile. A little bit of malt peeking through at the end.

T: Pumkin pie right off the bat, but it's subtle and fades quickly. Left with a disappointing malt profile. Some more toasted malts might help give it some nuttiness. Some bittering hops present, but very subtle. Can't detect any aroma hops. Overall a little bland - would like a richer, heavier punkin flavor that lingers on the palate longer with a big malt profile to balance it out. Hops are about right for this style.

Slightly unpleasent twang left on the palate.

M: A little light for such a distinctly autumn beer. Some dextrine malts might help with head retention and give this a little more body.

Was hoping this would be a little more bold but was a bit disappointed. It's not for me, but if you prefer a more subtle pumkin flavour you might really enjoy this.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent, unexceptional pumpkin ale that’s more about the spices than any actual pumpkin flavor. What’s there is pretty subtle. Amber bodied with an orange tint; moderate, slightly fizzy looking head; slippery lacing. Not a big aroma; mostly pumpkin spices; cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, a bit of sweet and bready malt underneath.

Flavor is much the same; spices up front; caramel malt; toasted bread; hints of pumpkin flesh; brown sugar. Just a bit of earthy, hoppy bitterness for balance. Fairly dry in the finish. Body is just on the lighter side of medium, and the carbonation was a bit on the high side. In the end the feel was crisp but unsatisfying for me; it wasn’t creamy or smooth and the beer, overall, lacked the rich dessert quality of pumpkin pie implied by all of the spices.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A straggler from pumpkinfest. Orange with a fingerswidth head. Quick to collar. Looks like a pumpkin ale.

Pumpkin pie aroma with some sweet caramel bread crust mixed in. Tastes like it smells but with an unsettling medicinal hop bitter to rain on the pumpkin parade. Surprisingly spritzy mouthfeel but still better than most pumpkin ales which are all fizz an no weight. This one still feels like its got some malty heft to it (impressive considering a 5% abv).

Some good things (a pumpkin beer that actually tastes like beer) and some bad things (medicinal hop and sprizty mouthfeel) put Post Road in the middle of the pumpkin pile.

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2.25/5  rDev -35%

Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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