Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery
$1.99/single 12oz bottle
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Serve at 40-45°
Availability: Seasonal (Fall)
Enjoyed from a pint glass
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.
A: Very clear amber-brown with no head. Abundant visible carbonation.
S: The standard pumpkin ale spices; cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, a little floral presence. I should mention these aromas are very subtle. Smells weak.
T: Very little pumpkin, heavy malts, light spice notes. Possibly the most underwhelming pumpkin ale I’ve had. I ended up pouring this out. Why bother with that low abv and lack of flavor. That’s two pumpkin ale drain pours in a row.
M: light bodied with little carbonation.
O: Boring and lackluster; surprising news for this brewery. I would skip this and spend your money on something with characters.