Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale
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3.46/5
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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:
#39,747
Reviews:
899
Ratings:
2,143
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
318
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,143 |  Reviews: 899
Photo of mothmanscott
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear medium amber producing 3+ fingers of clumpy, beige, shaving cream foamy, lasting head that recedes to a dense mound-like surface cap leaving blotches of chunky lace. Aroma is malty, pumpkin, spice. Caramel, ginger, cinnamon, clove, weak pumpkin & faint grain. Taste is overly caramel cola sweet with a thin malt backbone, the ginger, cinnamon & clove are working overtime with grain & orange hints, some hop bite in finish. Aftertaste is dry, bitter spice heavy to cinnamon. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, wet up front, prickly throughout, dry in the finish, grainy & chalky in the aftertaste.

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Photo of ChuckTom
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwillie733
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall a decent pumpkin. More of an ale than a pumpkin but drinkable. Needs a little more pumpkin spice to be a good pumpkin but would order at a bar if available.

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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.49/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of risenz
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JavierGC
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of akopczyk
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prisdefer
3.07/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Holderness
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L -- Clear amber, highly carbonated, modest head with minimal lacing
S -- cinnamon, pumpkin, mango, apple, malt, brown sugar
T -- quite bitter, which overshadows the pumpkin pie spices, malt, citrus, and... play doh?
F -- Medium bodied and smooth, too bitter to be considered a balanced flavor
O -- Smuttynose is a better pick for the same price point and style, but worth a try

69/100

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Photo of Caskaway
4.19/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of descobar
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lobos62
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of packbacker99
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear deep gold beer with an off white head that leaves a few random globs of lacing.
S: Sweet toasted malts, bready yeast, cloves and cinnamon.
T: Pie spices like cloves and cinnamon with a floral hops. Yeasty bready flavor with little sweetness. Seems overly bitter and not sweet enough to enhance the hops and bitter spices.
F: Light to medium body with aggressive carbonation that stings the tongue.
O: An okay beer that could use a little less carbonation and a little more sweetness to balance out the nice hops and spices.

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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