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RATINGS: 135   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1022) - , Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Caramel malt aroma with slight spice nice dark orange amber pour. Taste is sweet malt up front and then spices. Cinnamon cloves etc. Dries at end. Slight amount of pumpkin. Good overall beer not necessarily a pumpkin beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin is a murky copper ale thatís topped with a generous and long lasting, creamy yellow foam of a head. There are lots of spices in the nose: coriander, nutmeg, etc. Itís smooth and full bodied. The finish is chewy and a bit dry. Itís quite sweet. It tastes boozy-- boozier than it is. I taste possible fusel and lots of spices. Thereís a long, lingering juniper bitterness. Iím known to enjoy crazy pumpkin ales with great delight. This one is just kind of... rude.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (991) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22oz bottle from The Perfect Pour. Happy Long Trail distributed this far south. Pours dark amber with white head. Malt aroma with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Caramel malt flavor with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove flavors. Then some peppery notes in the finish with hops and some bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (939) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Smell is like a pumpkin beer, so is taste. High malt complexion. Creamy and good but it disappears too quickly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (894) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Clear and orange in color with minimal head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, alcohol fumes. Lots of spice and obvious alcohol flavor. Good but not the best pumpkin Iíve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (889) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2013
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured kind of hazy dark reddish amber in color; decent off white head and nice lacing on the cup. Aroma of spices malts and booze with hints of pumpkin. Taste is malty sweet combined with some spices and pumpkin, you also feel the alcohol but it is actually smooth and drinkable. Nice Enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (861) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
(Bottle). The aroma is abundantly spiced with note of alcohol. The flavor is overwhelmed by the spices instead of pumpkin. The alcohol is warming and nice for a cool fall day. The Long Trail Brewmaster series has been very impressive but this one falls a little short. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (770) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours orange with little white head. Aroma is light spice and pumpkin. Flavor is mostly pumpkin and light spice. Decent.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (604) - 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 Lyleís 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 doesnít resemble something from the pumpkin beer family. Well done.


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