Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale
2,121 Ratings
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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a cloudy dark amber with a small (less than 1 finger) creamy white head that dissipated rapidly and had fair lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt and a doughy yeast with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, allspice and pumpkin.

The taste was sweet and mildly bitter with a hint of brown sugar and cinnamon in the beginning and then became quite bitter with a strong presence of allspice and a hint of pumpkin at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time after the swallow leaving a hint of bitter spice behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet dry in texture with a forceful carbonation.

Overall a mild tasting Pumpkin Ale that had a spicy bitterness which laid on the taste buds for a little while.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sent by Augustiner719, this was poured into a mini English pint.

Pumpkin-orange, with a soft haze. Half a finger of airy, grayish fuzz pops away after a few seconds.

Yeast leads the aroma — earthy, English, sourdoughy. Sweet roasted pumpkin, cinnamon and a bit of ginger and clove make up the rest.

There’s less yeast in the flavor, but it’s been replaced by spices, namely clove and cinnamon powder. A touch of sweet apple and pumpkin puree swirl before a clean, white-bread finish.

Body is just a touch over light, thin but silky. Fairly bitter, with subtle fizziness.

Post Road’s pumpkin ale is a subtle, very spicy version of the style. I would’ve enjoyed a bit more pumpkin to back up the heavy spice flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass. This is the 2011 version.

A: orange-amber with pinkish highlighs, pours a thick, beige cream head that slowly falls into a thick cap with very good lacing.

S: the pumpkin pie spices are not over the top, nor are they faint, and they compliment the malt aroma very well. The hop aroma is subtle and earthy with bit of an herbal/slightly medicinal kick.

T: very nicely balanced, with a malty, slightly sweet grain presence mixing it up with just the right dose of pumpkin pie spice, and finishing clean with a faint lingering spiciness.

M: medium-bodied, moderately creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Goes down like buttah!

O: a damn fine autumnal brew that would compliment the Christmas table as well. One of my favorite pumpkin brews to date.

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,121 ratings
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