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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Name: Pumpkin Ale
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Color: Dark Amber/Brown Bitterness Units: 22
ABV: 5.5%
Date of Introduction: August 2012
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 80L, and Caramunich malt
Hops: Nugget, Mt. Hood, Willamette
All Natural Ingredients: Pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves
Packages Available: Six packs of 12 ounce bottles and the Long Trail Fall Survival 12-pack
Availability: Autumn Seasonal

Description: Long Trail is excited to launch Long Trail Pumpkin Ale, a slightly sweet seasonal treat artfully brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. The perfect drink for a fall day, this exceptionally balanced beer has an aroma very reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

Style History: During colonial times malted barley would be in short supply so the colonial brewers would use a wide assortment of whatever organic ingredient was handy. Pumpkin was in abundance so it was one of the most common of the random ingredients.

Food Pairing: Roasted chicken, lamb, turkey and stews
Glassware: Pint glass, Nonic or a mug
Serving Temperature: 45-50 degrees F*

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (3150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle form Harvest Market Lightly hazy light amber, lots of brown sugary pie spices. Not horrible for a pumpkin ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (520) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a hazy dark copper from the bottle. Smells of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, in that order. Flavor is of pumpkin, with some sweetness along with the spices. Okay pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (727) - - JAN 17, 2015
Sweet flavor; fruit and pumpkin; thin feel. aroma has nutmeg 2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting: 1-Sam Adams Fat Jack. 2-Hoppin’ Frog. 3-Fegleys Devious. 4-Weyerbacher. 5-Southern Tier Pumking. 6-Terrapin Pumpkinfest. 7-Long Trail. 8-Riverhorse. 9-Blue Moon. 10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon). 11-Sam Adams Pumpkin. 12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin. 13-Dogfishhead (shocker) 14-Ichabod.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
robgibbens (424) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pour is nice. Short tan head. Orange amber color. Some lacing is present. The aroma is that creamy pumpkin pie aroma. Cinnamon and nutmeg is present but subdued. As the beer warms these spices come to the front. The taste is mildly bitter but not much going on. The brew finishes cleanly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Drank from the bottle. Aroma consists of nutmeg, cinnamon, corn, and pumpkin. Taste is squash puree, nutmeg, and raisins. Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. I truly did not like this beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
TSuthard (10) - - NOV 16, 2014
Cinnamon brown with below average head. Nutmeg nose. Sharp taste upfront with nothing in the middle to follow it up. Not so much pumpkin pie as paper plate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours burnt orange with a off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is light bitters, light spice and light sweetness... Nice combo. Medium to light bodied. Nice pumpkin as the spices are not over done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1561) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from SL, drank straight from the bottle. Smells like a decent enough pumpkin ale. Taste is you guessed it....pumpkin. Nicely spiced pumpkin ale. Cinnamon, nutmeg, little on the sweet side. Full bodied. Overall. Good brew that I would buy and rec to a friend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
an above average pumpkin, This bottle says it’s unfiltered but long trail doesn’t advertise a unfiltered pumpkin so maybe this rating is miscataloged. anyhoo - -I enjoyed it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2786) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Not a bad pumpkin ale. Pours an orangish brown with a small off white top. Aroma is spice, nutmeg and caramel malt. Taste is a nice soft blend of pumpkin spice, nutmeg and caramel sweetness.

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