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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the latest introduction to the Long Trail Brewmaster Series. This limited release seasonal treat is small batch brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves with increased malts and a touch of bitterness for the perfect balance.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (959) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, blah, blah, blah, blah. Another standard pumpkin ale, just with a bit of hot alcohol on the finish. Not bad, but also nothing to set it apart from the other 20 pumpkin ales on the shelf right now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Ramunto’s Bick Oven Pizza (St. Johnsbury, VT). Arôme: Odeur de muscade et autres épices à citrouille. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de muscade et de cannelle avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de muscade en arrière goût. (Rating #5176)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, earthy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with moderate spices, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Pours a surprising clear ruby hue with a tan/orange coloured head. Aroma is spice up front, and a surprising amount of banana. I mean a LOT of banana. As for taste, sweet with heavy notes of Lyle’s Golden Syrup up front, dried fruit, caramel, light cinnamon, light bitterness, and lots of malt notes. If tasting blindly, I might guess something in the bock family. The pumpkin beer notes are awfully light. It is however a good beer, even if it doesn’t resemble something from the pumpkin beer family. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (446) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Very rich, malty, sweet. It’s basically a pumpkin doublebock IMO. Moderate pumpkin flavor with the usual spices, plus some caramel, a little butterscotch, and plenty of alcohol. Warming, which makes me wish it wasn’t 86 degree today in early October in Connecticut (damn global warming!). Anyway, it’s pretty good, one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had actually. Not gimmicky, just a nice strong beer with some pumpkin.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sitzds (294) - - SEP 29, 2013
Poured from bomber. Dark copper color with good streaking from an initially thin head. Roasted malt and pie spice aromas with a bubblegum note from the yeast, perhaps. Full, rich flavors. Medium sweetness with all the spices.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3646) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is cinnamon, spice, ginger and nutmeg. Medium mouthfeel with nice cinnamon and ginger flavor with light spice in the finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2013
so i am not sure if the brush and barrel series is same as brewmaster but here i go. 22oz bomber enjoyed in a standard pint glass. A darker colored brownish orange with a nice one finger small bubble head. Aroma is a best hits or pumpkin beer with clove and all spice but not ever the top. The taste is a full body malt with light touches of bitter and brown sugar. For me the greatness comes in the full satisfying body that more pumpkin beers should have. Pumpkin beer to be enjoyed on a cold VT evening. 8abv not noticeable. a good all around example.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (962) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle clear golden aroma of spices and tastes like a bitter pumpkin pie with cinnamon overtones

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear reddish copper with an off white head. Caramel malt nose. Spicy pumpkin pie notes, but not over the top. Tasty.


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