Review - Brooklyn Brewery's Post Road Pumpkin Ale
"Post Road Pumpkin Ale is a revival of a beer brewed by the early American colonists. Pumpkins were plentiful, flavorful and nutritious and they blended nicely with barley malt. Hundreds of pumpkins are blended into each batch of Post Road Pumpkin Ale, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center and crisp finish. Post Road Pumpkin Ale is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg." -- Brooklyn Brewery
This Brooklyn offering pours a medium caramel color with an average, light white fizzy head. The body is clear and settled, with a nice clingy lacing and a moderate to dark amber color. The aroma is spicy with hints of nutmeg, malty like ginger snaps, and baked pumpkin seeds. The first taste provides us with an up front bitterness that masks the pumpkin, but as the bitterness subsides, the pumpkin characteristics are revealed with a subtle sweetness at the finish with some spice notes. The finish is creamy with notable carbonation, a gum smacking dryness on the mouthfeel, but not like a lip smacking hop dryness. Our teeth feel very coated with a film.
Reviewed on October 25th, 2007.