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 Beer

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:
#39,819
Reviews:
899
Ratings:
2,143
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
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62
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318
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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

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

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisCage
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This beer pours a deep amber with rusty orange hues in the background. Lacing is most excellent with mountain like terrain forming on the sides of my glass....carbonation is fine looking and slowly rises to the top of the liquid. Overall a very nice looking brew!

S- Loads of natural pumpkin aromas, with soft vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel malt sweetness, bready yeast, and the finish is of orchard fruits (apple/apricot) and smooth bitter finish.

T- The flavors follow suit very nicely with solid pumpkin gourd , brown sugar, pie crust......ok, just call this a beer version of pumpkin pie.....nutmeg, cinnamon and pie spice abound, with hints of ginger heat, vanilla smoothness and yeasty biscuit to round things out. The finish lingers slightly and is nice and dessert like on the palate!

M/O- Light to medium bodied, with subtle carbonation; this is an easy drinking pumpkin beer that would be very nice with dessert pie and works well on its own too! I find it a well balanced fruit ale and I would have no problem purchasing this one again! Recommended!

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Photo of Coel
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jacknyr08
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.11/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled
Pours a golden orange body that looks like it's made from girders ;)
Earthy iron and nitrous aroma
Really similar flavour with a sweet finish
Just a teeny weeny tiny bit too fizzy

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,143 ratings