Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series | Long Trail Brewing Co.

Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel SeriesImperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series
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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel SeriesImperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brand Name: Imperial Pumpkin
Style: English Strong Ale
Color: Dark Amber/Brown
Bitterness Units: 30
ABV: 8.0%
Date of Introduction: August 2012
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 80L and Caramunich malt
Hops: Nugget, Mt. Hood, Willamette
Packages Available:22oz. bottle, five-gallon “logs” & ½ Keg (15.5-gallon)
Availability:Late summer through early fall

Description: Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the first offering in Long Trail’s new Brush and Barrel Series. This limited release seasonal treat is small batch brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, with increased malts and a touch of bitterness for the perfect balance.

Added by strengthdoc on 08-01-2012

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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of matridium
5/5  rDev +34.4%


This taste like drinking a slice of pumpkin pie. come on this is beer..... and well. if you make a pumpkin beer it should have some pumpkin back bone. The spices shine through but the bitterness is impressive. Nice, smooth, and well pumpkin.

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of bkbeer17
4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Photo of zdk9
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours out a dark hazy orange flowing into chestnut brown. A good finger of head and lots of polkadot lacing. Looking good so far.

S- Aroma of gourdy sweetness, touch of ginger, maple syrup. A good deal of malt comes out here in a sort of doppelebock way.

T- Enough pumpkin flavor so that you notice it without being overpowering. Some spice, but again not overpowering. A decent amount of sugary sweetness in the form of maple syrup and honey flavors. Slightly oxidized, not sure if that's an anomaly or intentional.

M- Fairly thick and creamy. Nothing to complain here- it matches with the rest of the beer.

O- Very nice- pretty much spot on for what I want out of a pumpkin beer- some pumpkin and spice flavor but not overpowering. I would take a bit more classic pie spice, but still ok. The strength is a nice contrast to what you normally get.

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Photo of DaPan
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oakenator
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours great - expecting or hoping for orange like the inside of a pumpkin but pours a deep amber and orange - doesn't disappoint, it's like the inside of a pumping but as expected with spices and brown sugar. Smell is pumpkin first with brown sugar and maple, then spices, and finally a bit boozy. The booziness almost disappears via the taste and reinforces heavy pumpkin and brown sugar. Spices are present but have had stronger in other similar brews. Well done.

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Photo of StartedwithSAM
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a grand snifter at 55F.

Appearance: A nice cloudy, amber in color, 1 finger with off-white head and spotty lacing.

Smell: The nose is balanced with sweet malts, cloves, ginger and subtle cinnamon.

Taste: The taste is concurrent, not cloying but not overly bitter either and the cloves really usher the other flavors to a pumpkin finish which lingers a little.

Mouthfeel: A full body with a somewhat oily feel on the palate.

Overall: I really enjoyed this. The balance between the spices and the pumpkin were accomplished here, along with a pleasant nose made this a really enjoyable drink. I will definitely pick this one up again and save for a cooler evening.

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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 56.7% out of 100 with 430 ratings
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