Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

2,102 Ratings

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.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ba Review #217
Served On: 09/05/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 5.0%
Date/ Code: 01/2013

This was picked up at Brewskies of New Oxford, PA. Around $34.00 per case.

Look: Color was a super clear orange-copper color. Head was a 3-finger pile of beige foam, which quickly reduced down to the classic clump of 'ice-cream' floating around in the middle. An abundance of lacing had already formed. Carbonation bubbles were far and few between.

Smell: Strong candy cinnamon and allspice seemed to dominate the nose. A faint bready yeast note was in the background.

Taste: First off was a very thin pumpkin note followed by an abbreviated spiciness from the nose. The finish was surprisingly watery with residual spice notes hanging around. Probably the most drinkable Pumpkin Ale I've ever had. Not much in the way of biscuit or piecrust.

This was an ok Pumpkin - very sessionable. The beer definitely didn’t appear artificial, but the pumpkin notes that were detected seemed a little light. I would have preferred a bit more pumpkin and some biscuit notes to balance out the more prominent spice notes. If Bud Light were to do a Pumpkin Ale - this would be it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Produced a 2.5 finger off-white head. The beer color is honey/amber. Some lacing.
The aroma is of bread, wit a hint of pumpkin, and spices.
The taste is similar...not as much pumpkin flavor as I would have liked. A slight hop bitterness.
It's light-med bodied, with medium carbonation.
Good, but not great.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark amber.

Smell - light, but spicy.

Taste - like an average ale in strength, but with good pumpkin flavor as well as a hint of spices.

Mouthfeel - The pumpkin and spices balance against each other and create a smooth beer that also feels just a little carbonated. Overall, a smooth beer that is perfect for fall when you don't want something too heavy.

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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