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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JGlitz87
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light copper/amber colored. Pours with a two finger head that does not hold long. Good amount of lacing left down the glass. Love the color.

S: Roasted malts and a hint of pumpkin. Little bit of nutmeg as well.

T: Not as much pumpkin as you would expect for a pumpkin ale. Lots of roasted malts. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg as well.

F: Lots of carbonation. Almost too much.

O: Good for the style but incredible.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with pretty standard label and branded orange pressure cap acquired as part of a 6 pack at me local HEB grocery. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery. "Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices." 5.0% ABV confirmed per the label. Best before February 2014. Served into an Independence brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a two finger wide head of dull white colour. Disappointingly thin. Not much creaminess. Fairly frothy. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes.

Body colour is a clear translucent copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for a pumpkin beer.

Sm: Pumpkin, caramel, allspice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar. Biscuit malts seem to form the core, with a bit of pilsner malts in there too. Somewhat bready, with a bit of a graininess. I'm not getting much in terms of hops, but any hopping is floral in character.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. I don't detect any off-notes.

A pleasant aroma of mild strength. Looking forward to trying it.

T: Caramalts and biscuit malts lend this beer a pleasant foundation. The spicing is apt for the style, including notes of allspice, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon - all spices which complement the pumpkin nicely. The pumpkin itself is mainly gourd and there's not a lot of flavour diversity there, but it does have a definite identifiable pumpkin flavour; this may seem obvious, but I've had (poor) pumpkin ales that lacked any discernable pumpkin flavour. It comes down on the sweeter end of the bitter/sweet spectrum. It's nicely balanced, but that's likely due to its simplicity. Nicely built for a pumpkin ale.

Average depth, intensity, and duration of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat crisp and soft. Slightly overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't come off custom-tailored to it. Nice presence on the palate. Pretty nice body.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable; it'll scratch your pumpkin ale itch. A respectable seasonal from Brooklyn. Certainly better than your Sam Adams or Widmer seasonal fare. Well priced. Hides its ABV well. I'll enjoy polishing off me six pack.


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Photo of bf7
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -35%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of phideltashaggy
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass

A- Poured a light brown/dark orange color. The light tan head dissipated but left some very nice lacing all down the glass.

S- Some biscuit malts, spice (mostly cinnamon), and some candi sugar smell.

T- Tastes like a slightly bitter pumpkin pie. The spice was in no way overwhelming, not is it too sweet. Leaves a bit of spice and hops in the back of the taste.

MF- I was expecting this to be thick, but it was really quite sessionable.

Overall, this is one of the best pumpkin brews I've had. I found it to be the perfect match of sweet and spicy without being overwhelming or acidic. I hope to have a bunch of these before the season is over.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear copper with 1 finger of white head with minimal to no lacing.

S: Pumpkin Pie spices of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice together with sweet malts and vegetative scents.

T: Pronounced pumpkin flavour with pumpkin pie spices. Mid notes of hoppy bitters which lead into a sweet malts finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Delivers on pumpkin flavour and spices without being overly sweet. Mid notes of hoppy bitters balance out the flavour.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows a little pumpkin with some sweet grainy and biscuity malt taking the main stage.
Similar sweet grainy malt as a flavour, along with a little pumpkin. Not great, needs more malt and pumpkin.
Nice moderate carbonation.

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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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