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

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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel SeriesImperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
430
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
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Photo of danlib21
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber to brown color. Clear. Little head that becomes only rim bubbles. Nearly no spots on the glass.

Almost imperceptible smell (filled to the rim by the bar). Toasted (Crystal?) malt aroma.

First impression: Circus Peanuts, those faux orange flavored soft candy. That doesn't sound appealing, I know, but it works. Up front is a solid amber flavored base. The hop kicks in during the swallow. The aftertaste is first hint of sweetness and the confection marshmallow of orange. Very rich body with a low carbonation--rich.

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Photo of Dan269605
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(on tap at Doobie's - served in a footed goblet)

... strictly from notes... ventured into Doob's around 1am after a ~13hr bar management shift...

a lot like my last pumpkin ale (a homebrew with cinnamon stick, fresh ginger, whole cloves, vanilla extract, a bit of lactose, and a weizen yeast)... just a bit more bitterness (mine was marginally bitter) and ginger-snappy with a light thread of caramel... this caramel clung to the back and at the bottom

kinda marble-smooth, with a soft, grainy grind

respectable sweet and spicy balance, with enough bitterness to give it a well-rounded, if not quite dessert-like taste... the alcohol is crazy-well tucked underneath - no boozy or sharp characteristics

overall - not all that bad... the connection to my homebrew was the pulpy, gourd highlights in the taste (could attribute it to the nutmeg in this one, though I refuse to use nutmeg in mine)... this actually tasted like they cut the brew with a buttload of real pumpkin (kudos, if they did)

either way, one of the better straight-shootin' craft pumpkin beers

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jessealmlie
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matridium
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Outstanding!!!

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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Photo of pisano
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 430 ratings.
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