Monday, September 5, 2011

Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale

Beer Review #150
Brewers Notes: Blended with barley malt, pumpkins became a commonly used beer ingredent.  Post Road Pumpkin Ale brings back this tasty tradtion.  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 a crisp finish.  5% ABV
My Thoughts:  This beer poured a transparent gold color with a hint of orange. There was little head, and the active carbonation was noticeable right away.   The nose really didn't give much to go on with this brew.  Faint hints of pumpkin and malt were all that were detectable.   The taste of this ale is light from start to finish.  The pumpkin flavor takes a back seat to the barley and malt in the beginning and middle but does come out a bit more in the end.  Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg commonly found in pumpkin ales were not present. The finish is crisp and clean, but I wished for just a bit more pumpkin flavor.  The mouthfeel is thin, but active because the carbonation level was somewhat high.  Overall the drinkability of this brew is good because it is so light and only weighs in at 5% abv.   This would be a great introductory beer for someone trying to get into pumpkin ales because it isn't overpoweringly spicy at all.  It also would be a good beer for a pumpkin beer lover to use a a session pumpkin beer. 
Serving Type: 12oz bottle
My Rating: Overall 72.8/100
Look:4 | Smell:3.5 | Taste:3.5 | MouthFeel:3.8 | Drinkability:3.8

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