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Post Road Pumpkin Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road Pumpkin Ale
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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: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Burnt orange color with golden hues. The off-white head settles quickly and leaves only a thin, broken ring of lacing in its wake.

S: Sweet pumpkin flesh is the predominant aroma emanating from the glass. Gentle nutmeg and spice backing begins to speak a little louder as the beer warms. Simple malt scents of light grain and dry biscuit. Touch of floral and grassy hops.

T: As in the nose, sweet fleshy pumpkin is the focus. Nutmeg is subtle and supporting. Simple malt flavors of lightly toasted grain and dry biscuit provide an anchor. Delicate grassy and floral hop tastes round out the flavor profile and balance the beer nicely. A clean fermentation yields no distractions. Sweet pumpkin, toasted grain, and a light hop bitterness amble along in a lengthy and comforting finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Full and creamy. Moderate seltzery carbonation. Rolling smoothness.

O: The vast majority of pumpkin beers on the market today share a similar track. Subtlety goes out the window as brewers try to make their offerings memorable by shoving various blends of pumpkin spice in the consumer's face. Brooklyn's 'less is more' take on the style is a refreshing change of pace. Brooklyn beers often take a culinary sort of approach, and that's just what Post Road does. Like a good chef, the architects of this beer seem to realize that when quality ingredients are used, these should be the main focus of the dish (or in this case the beer). The dish (or beer) should be allowed to speak for itself, and any spicing or accoutrements should be used sparingly and only to enhance the desirable qualities that already exist. The specialty malts and real pumpkin used in Post Road are the main focus, and as a result the consumer is rewarded with a very drinkable and authentic tasting pumpkin beer. Put down that lifeless glass of pumpkin spice that you're probably holding right now and give this one a shot.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice amber to orangish color, head is nice.
-- Label is unassuming on the shelve and does not attract attention, however the simplistic nature of the label is what is it is... a pumpkin beer.

S: Nice pumpkin spice aroma.

T: Now, for me, this beer is done nicely. You can appreciate the pumpkin and accoutrement spices but are not overpowering and ultimately you know it is an ale. Which, in my humble opinion, is how it should be. By far one of the more enjoyable pumpkin beers.

M: clean finish like a regular ale.

O: This overall profile is what I like in a pumpkin beer, or any flavored beer for that matter. Others may disagree and feel this beer is too bland... but taste is in the mouth of the beholder. Drink away!

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

Continue in my 2013 quest for the Pumpkin beer of the year. Again with so many others, there was an abundance of spices that came upfront in the nose. Then the taste , it was a bit carbonated, so that the spices got washed a bit, but what I felt what was lost the most was the lack of true pumpkin taste.

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Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,129 ratings
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