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.
I found the Post Road Pumpkin Ale to have the following characteristics…
- Appearance: Clear amber with light foam and lacing.
- Aroma: Pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and hops.
- Taste: Light carbonation, sweet and unremarkable.
- ABV: 5%
The Post Road was a little too much pumpkin. Sort of like a super pureed pumpkin pie. Oddly enough, even after that description, I would say that it wasn’t half bad. If you are looking for a true pumpkin ale, I can’t imagine finding one with more pumpkin flavor than this one.