Monday, 31 December 2012

Gourd-geous Brews--Post Road Pumpkin Ale

Born of the Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, New York, Post Road Pumpkin Ale is sold in 355mL bottles and clocks in at 5% alcohol. It pours an almost clear/mildly hazy brassy orange colour. It's topped with an off-white head that quickly faded into a thin covering.

Post Road's pumpkin pie aroma is bolstered by nutmeg and maybe some cinnamon. This pumpkin ale is beer first and pumpkin second. There is lots of autumn-style pumpkin flavour, but backed with a bitter ale base. The aftertaste is bitter, but you get one last blast of pumpkin way at the very end.

As pumpkin beers go, Post Road Pumpkin Ale is ahead of the pack.  It's not the very best, but it's up there. Not too sweet and filled with real beer qualities--a real seasonal treat.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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