Review – Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Brooklyn Brewery: 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 a crisp finish.
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
Dark, toasted orange-brown color with very little head.
Warm pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and other fall spices round it out.
Delicious and mouthwatering, this beer is one of the best pumpkin beers I have had this year. It tastes like a cross between fresh baked pumpkin pie and a spice-filled Southern biscuit.
Very smooth and enjoyable. Left my mouth desiring more of the crisp hop flavor.
I did not realize that this was a Brooklyn Brewery beer at first. I had it for the first time last year during a special Oktoberfest tasting in Central New Jersey at a Canal’s liquor store but barely remember it (go figure). I decided to give it another try and was very happy. This is at the top of my list for best pumpkin beers and if you can find it in your area, I strongly urge you to pick some up right away.