Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

2,104 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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tumbler.

A: Dark amber with a thick, rocky, off-white, not quite khaki head. Slow to dissipate. It looks like it's leaving some decent lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Even through the thick foam I can already smell natural pumpkin. It smells like the aroma you get when you cut off the stem of a pumpkin to start carving a jack-o-lantern. Some spicy notes there as well. You get allspice coming through. A little beer graininess as well but not a whole lot.

T: More of a beery taste than I expected but still good. You get gourd but with cinnamon spice cutting through. Slightly biter on the finish, with the bitterness lingering.

M: Medium-bodied, nice amount of carbonation

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into NB globe

A - deep orange with pillowy white head that vanishes quickly leaving little islands of big bubbles. Good lacing so far.

S - traditional pumpkin beer spices are present but dominated by cinnamon. There is an artificiality present that is not terribly pleasant.

T - its a soso ale with hints of pumpkin in the middle and a notable sweetness at the end. You really have to struggle to grasp the other flavors sadly since that is what really makes a good pumpkin ale IMHO. It is understated to say the least.

M - medium fullness on the palate. Finishes ok but does start to coat the tongue by the end.

O - For an ale, its decent...for a Pumpkin Ale, to me it is lacking. If you are looking for a (very) understated pumpkin flavor and aroma but with still a hint, then this one is for you. But if you want something full bodied in the gourd category, you might want to pass this one by.

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3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden orange color with a finger of foam head and lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Smells is strong with cinnamon, all spice, and a hint of pumpkin. Taste is spicy at first with a creamy feel, bit of cinnamon burn at the end, lots of all spice with some nutmeg seems to mask the pumpkin. Overall an easy to drink pumpkin ale and one of the better pumpkin beers I've tasted.

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3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a dull PUMPKIN orange. Lightly cloudy. Head is magnificent. Two inches high and standing tall. Frothy and creamy and generous with the lacing.

S-Plenty of harvest spices. Caramel and sugary pumpkin. Nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. A bit of grassiness too. Maybe a light metallic twang.

T-Spice is light and adds positivity. Finishes with squash and gourd and pumpkin, not artificial. Sweetness is mostly caramel and it is augmented by the Thanksgiving spices. Lightly grassy and grainy.

M-Medium bodied with plentiful bubbles. Carbonation is not stinging but there is a ton of it. A bit creamy.

O/D-Broke down and bought an early Pumpkin Ale. This one is decent. A single bottle is enough for me. The more it warms the less I like it unfortunately.

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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear orange with a tan one-finger cap

S: smelled pumpkin but not much of anything else

T: okay, pumpkin, pale malts and some subdued spices; not a particularly sweet beer (I favor imperial pumpkin ales, so I keep expecting them all to be sweet) nor a complex beer; has a rather dry, yeasty/hoppy finish

M: dry finish to a medium-weight beer; mediocre aftertaste - would've liked some sweetness on the tongue

O: a very casual dry pumpkin ale, good drinkability, but I think I'm partial to more decadent pumpkins (with more sugar, strength, and flavors)

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 2,104 ratings.
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