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Post Road Pumpkin Ale

August, 2015
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.

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