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Beer Review – Brooklyn Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale

By Boozedancing @boozedancing
Beer Review – Brooklyn Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale

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A while ago, I stopped in to my local liquor store and picked up a bottle of Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale. While not a huge fan of Pumpkin Ales, I was roped into buying it because of the label on the bottle. As the Wookie has noted, I am easily distracted by things that are shiny, have an interesting label, a really cool name, or just a pretty logo. I guess I am just a conspicuous consumer. Anyway, here is what Brooklyn Brewery has to say about their Pumpkin Ale:

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.

I found the Post Road Pumpkin Ale to have the following characteristics…

  • Appearance: Clear amber with light foam and lacing.
  • Aroma: Pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and hops.
  • Taste: Light carbonation, sweet and unremarkable.
  • ABV: 5%

The Post Road was a little too much pumpkin. Sort of like a super pureed pumpkin pie. Oddly enough, even after that description, I would say that it wasn’t half bad. If you are looking for a true pumpkin ale, I can’t imagine finding one with more pumpkin flavor than this one.

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