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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle: † Deep dark dirty caramel, frothy beige head, nice lacing. † Strong nutmeg and cimmamon on the nose. † Spicy up front, very bready. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Cloves seem to creep up on the backside, they linger long. † Not as big as I expected, but a bit more UMPH than your standard Pumpkin Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle-disappearing lt tan-dk amber. A-sweet med malt, cinnamon/nutmeg. T-sweet med malt, cinnamon/nutmeg, 2nd earthy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel. Pours a dark orange-copper with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of spices, pumpkin, lactic notes, caramel malt, some alcohol and itís just a touch vegetal. Flavour of pumpkin, spices, cream and a slightly harsh boozy finish. Medium bodied. Not one of the best of the style but quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Reddish brown maple syrup color with a bit of oof-white head. Aroma and taste are tuned down imperial pumpkin, but still pretty textbook. $5.5/22

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3018) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Very rich, malty, sweet. Itís 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 wasnít 86 degree today in early October in Connecticut (damn global warming!). Anyway, itís pretty good, one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve had actually. Not gimmicky, just a nice strong beer with some pumpkin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9367) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft at Snallygaster 2013. Poured a deep amber with a beige head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, caramel, vanilla, and pumpkin dominated the aroma. Went down medium to full-bodied and smooth. The taste featured lots of caramel, vanilla, and creamy pumpkin pie loaded with all the usual spices. There was an overwhelming boozy quality in both taste and warmth from start to finish. Things got a bit too cloying by the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Label reads "Brush and Barrel Series." Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel, malt, pumpkin, with the requisite pumpkin pie spices. The flavor is more spice than pumpkin but not totally out of balance. Some caramel and malt present as well. Mild bitterness at the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied.


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