Pumpkin Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
22.5%
Liked This Beer
3.38 w/ 427 ratings
Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long Trail is excited to launch Long Trail Pumpkin Ale, a slightly sweet seasonal treat artfully brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. The perfect drink for a fall day, this exceptionally balanced beer has an aroma very reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

22 IBU

Added by strengthdoc on 08-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
427
Liked:
96
Avg:
3.38/5
pDev:
14.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
91
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a semi-murky dark orange close to brown color with a slight transparency about it. Just a sheet of a little white foamy head slid off at a moderate pace to leave some sly running lace.
The aroma had some ginger, allspice, a whiff of nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin extract and a little bit of pie crust.
The flavor arranged fairly nice between the previously mentioned spices to the sweetness of the pumpkin extract. Pie crust smoothness came back for a light balance. Mild aftertaste of the pumpkin extract and the spices, not so much the pie crust.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation wasn't distracting, seemed nice and even. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, pretty nice pumpkin ale that I could come back to.

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The head was golden and beer itself orangish brown. Pretty decent appearance. You can smell the pumpkin and spice. Very good flavor. Definitely noting the pumpkin, spices, maybe cinnamon, and lower mid range on the hops. Moderate carbonation. Flavorful at the first of each sip, and dry at the end. Very common with the other pumpkin beers, but still unique enough that it has character of its own. Pretty much all the pumpkin stuff I've come across, I've liked. This one doesn't disappoint.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

"3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (745) - - JAN 17, 2015
**
01/17/2015
Sweet flavor; fruit and pumpkin; thin feel. aroma has nutmeg
**
2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting:
1-Sam Adams Fat Jack. 2-Hoppin’ Frog. 3-Fegleys Devious. 4-Weyerbacher. 5-Southern Tier Pumking. 6-Terrapin Pumpkinfest. 7-Long Trail. 8-Riverhorse. 9-Blue Moon. 10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon). 11-Sam Adams Pumpkin. 12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin. 13-Dogfishhead (shocker) 14-Ichabod."

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Photo of cchrink
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgido759
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brotherloco
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rolfsevg
4.8/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seedyone
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. As pumpkin ales and beers go, this one comes off a bit weak. Looks are OK but aroma, texture and taste come up short. Better luck.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper, with an average head of bone white froth. Thin, tree-line lace.

Aroma: Pumpkin and spice, very nice. I get some allspice, cinnamon, and of course pumpkin pie. “As advertised”, I’d say!

Taste: Definitely pumpkin pie here, with a decent amount of dryness and some bitterness at the finish. A satisfying and solid pumpkin ale — not a favorite but certainly not bad at all.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twosheds
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange amber in color

Smells of pumpkin pie spice with cloves seeming to the most dominant aroma. There is some sweet malt flavor coming through.

Surprisingly well balanced compared to the smell. The pumpkin flavors mesh well with the malt with nothing overpowering anything. It's almost a little bland, but is very drinkable and more flavors may become more apparent as I have more of it.

The mouthfeel is light and dry.

This is a good pumpkin ale to have more than one of. I like pumpkin beer on occasion, but I don't usually want to drink a whole six pack of it because the pie spices just get to be too much.

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeremy3311
4.04/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spedprof
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
2.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of malfunxion
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- Hazy amber color with a hint of orange. Looks like autumn. A nice creamy moderate head and a lace that retains well.
Smell- pumpkin of course. There is more though; as with the look, it really smells like fall harvest; apples, some orange peel. There are also some notable but not overpowering spices; cinnamon and nutmeg.
Taste- nice malt backbone. Fruity harvest taste with spices. A dry finish.
Feel- medium bodied but easy to drink. Pretty session worthy.
A nice solid Pumkin Ale. I don't drink so many Pumkin Ales, but, this one did the trick.

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Pumpkin Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 22.5% out of 100 with 427 ratings
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