Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
80
good
2,104 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,104
Reviews:
887
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.58%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
300
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tachyons22
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LisaInFL
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light brown to light copper colored with a fingernail of off white head around the rim and half of the top. Minimal lacing. Nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon dominate the nose, but in subtle fashion. I'm tasting allspice, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg. The mouth is moderately carbonated, crisp, and dry.

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Photo of AWS2111
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Clear amber color, with a moderate degree of carbonation, and a almost non-existent head.

Smells of pumpkin (surprise!), and autumn herbal spices. Some notes of malt as well.

Carbonation overwhelms the taste, with some malt, pumpkin and malt in the periphery. I was expecting this to be sweeter, without necessarily being bitter in any sense. Just a overly-carbonated bland beer.

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Photo of krowman2652
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got a heck of a deal on this beer at a local retail outlet. I am not disappointed with it all. Tasty pumpkin brew.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brett606
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beegs
1.94/5  rDev -45%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (best before Jan 2016) poured into a Libby globe stemmed porter glass.

Appearance: Clear bright coppery orange. Barest thin ring of white foam, with some small strands of lacing that slid back down the glass. Nice color; disappointing foam and lacing.

Smell: Light aroma, toasted malts with a hint of pumpkin aroma. The pumpkin smell is more like what you get when you open a can of cooked pumpkin puree - not the pumpkin pie spice bomb that more often makes up a pumpkin beer. There is a hint of some other spice in here, but it's faint. Could be an herbal hop instead.

Taste: Toasted malts, biscuity malts, and then a hit of pumpkin, but without a lot of sweetness to back it up. Balanced and finished with some simple bittering hops; maybe just a touch of citrus in there at the finish as well. There are times that I think I'm detecting some spices, but they're faint.

Mouthfeel: Spicy on the tongue - a little bit fizzy, but not excessively so. Tiny bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: When I first starting having pumpkin beers, I was all over them because of "pumpkin pie in a glass effect". Now I only want one per fall season as part of me would prefer to have the pie than the "pie in the glass". This beer is different. This beer actually focuses on pumpkin as an ingredient for the fermentable material in the beer - an "old school" adjunct. But....it's just okay as a sipping beer or a beer by itself. While focusing on the pumpkin as a main ingredient, it doesn't really wow me. Maybe I'm not as much a fan of pumpkin as I think I am. I think this would be best paired with some sort of food and it didn't hold my attention that well when drank by itself, although I definitely view it as a very different pumpkin beer than what's out there. Worth a try, and I suspect this beer will either leave some people cold, or they'll love it because it's not like the rest. For me, it's just OK overall as a beer and I can finish one, but I wouldn't want another.

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Photo of Pranksterbeer
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of homerman9
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mortarforker
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkQ617
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color was a lighter copper-orange. Nice, but the lighter color was an indication of a lighter flavor. Taste and aroma were light on the pumpkin, with mild nutmeg and cinnamon. Mouthfeel was somewhat harsh, not too easy going down. Pretty average pumpkin ale.

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Photo of williahd
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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