Post Road Pumpkin Ale

New York
United States
Post Road Pumpkin Ale Brooklyn beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Early American colonists, 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.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
24
Hops: 
Willamette, American Fuggles
Malts: 
American Two-Row, British Crystal, Belgian Biscuit, Aromatic
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

When you feel that first nip of fall in the air you know that Pumpkin Ale time is right around the corner!  Post Road Pumpkin Ale is a mild brew in most all respects, yet exemplifies the style quite well. The quickly dissipating head of this very clear amber-gold brew falls away to reveal aromas of the typical spices that you’d expect in the style – cinnamon, clove and nutmeg – along with a pumpkin/gourd-like note in the background. Similar subtle characters are noted in the flavor, with a light caramel sweetness coming through as well. The hop character is very subtle, as expected, and the body and carbonation are both quite light. The overall impression is that of a pumpkin and spice-infused blonde ale. The brew is quite refreshing and would be easily quaffable as a fitting treat on those long leaf-raking days in the fall.