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RATINGS: 131   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.


3.5
   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 (1059) - 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 (3534) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdewa1 (327) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Nutmeg and pumpkin. Brown pour, medium head. Taste is pumpkin slight nutmeg and maybe ginger. Smooth. Good pumpkin beer overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5068) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bomber marked 062813, their redesignated Barrel and Brush series, and I do like the label-front painting. Nose is pumpkin with pie spices: nutmeg, cloves, light allspice, faint ginger. Pours opaque/cloudy orange-brown but ruby under light with clingy and dense tan head. Taste is sweet and overly spiced, but softly malty as if a generous dose of wheat had been added, bitterness rising toward the muddled yeasty-malty end, but itís more spice-related bitterness than hop-derived. Speaking of which, the attachment to the bottle notes Nugget, Mt. Hood, and Willamette this year, theyíre low on the totem pole but bring deft but bright citrus and very soft pine, with nice complementary earthiness (the pumpkin is there but well below the cloves and itís even under the cinnamon!) and just enough oily bite to make them worth the search. Murky-slimy but smooth medium body, alcohol very well hidden. Not my favorite pumpkin beer, not even my favorite big/double pumpkin, but as with many things this time of year, Iím just so in love with the change in season... .

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1019) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of pumpkin and brown sugar. Thick, cloudy orange amber with a bit of head. I taste pumpkin pepper, banana, cinnamon, brown sugar, grass and alcohol. Definitely not as sweet as other pumpkin ales. Spices and hops give this a crisp, somewhat dry feel - kinda refreshing. Gets better as it warms. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deathserv (24) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2013
22oz. bottle picked up at Astoria Bier & Cheese in Queens. Limited run "Brush and Barrel" bottle that features a piece of local Vermont art on it. Very nice packaging. I believe that this is the same as the standard Imperial Pumpkin, however (someone please PM me if I am incorrect). Opaque, orangey-brown hue reminiscent of a dried apricot. Attractive, roughly 1 cm orangey head that mostly dissipated after a few seconds. Aroma was the most underwhelming part of the beer - generally inoffensive but nothing special, faint fruit aroma and less spice than I was expecting. Very nice sweet, caramel and spice flavor that tastes lower in ABV than the advertised 8%.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle pours dark red has ok head. Tastes smells heavy spice cinnamon nutmeg caramel bitter. Not really a fan more a spice beer I can see where itís a pumpkin beer but more like a candle smell and taste what youíd expect pass. Stick with the best pumking

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2013
This imperial pumpkin is a middle of the road as far as taste. Finishes a lil sour and doesnt taste very much like pumkin ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1493) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottled June 28, 2013.
Appearance: The body is hazy with a garnet to mahogany hue with a towering tan head that has great retention, settling into a full coating.
Aroma: Cinnamon and graham cracker are prominent with hints of vanilla, clove and ginger. The aroma leans sweet and enticing.
Taste: Sweet caramel is throughout, from start to finish with pumpkin pie flavors. The spices are really subdued, cinnamon and ginger is most notable with cloves lingering on the finish. This is a nice pumpkin beer.
Palate: Soft creamy body.
Overall: This is actually really solid. I love the sweetness thatís balanced nicely by the spices. As far as pumpkin beer is concerned, this is a good one.


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