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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5499) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy copper with a medium, dense tan head. Aroma is soft pumpkin pie, spices, caramel and sweet malt notes. Taste is pumpkin pie spices, caramel, sweet malt, pumpkin bread and soft pumpkin pie. Body is medium with a moderate, lively carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie, toasted bread, spices, sweet malt, candied pumpkin, caramel and light earthy notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MadRobin (2293) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 10, 2014
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Very lightly hazy, rusty copper with small khaki head and fair lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, spaghetti squash, caramel, brown sugar and toast. Taste of bitter squash (ugh!), nutmeg, cinnamon, toasted malt, orange, toast and earthy hops. Light/medium body and high/medium carbonization. This rating might be unfair, but the beer tastes like squash, which I find revolting. Apparently, I taste a nasty chemical flavor in most squashes (but not usually pumpkin) that other people do not taste. Anyway, I find this beer undrinkable. Most others will not have that issue, but it is still a subpar pumpkin ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a smaller bubbly off white lacing head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, toasted malt and hints of caramel. Flavor of pumpkin pie spicing, toasted malt and caramel. Nice and dry. Well done pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (406) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. My favorite pumpkin beer I have had this year (I’ve only had two others this year: Stegmaier & Travelers Shandy) This is a great pumpkin beer, not overpoweringly pumpkiny. I know what beer I am putting in my pumpkin beer dispenser!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2400) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured into a glasses/ brick red color with a cinnamon herbal spice taste. Sweet and different. Interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (5020) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. An attractive reddish amber colour with a fading off-white head; aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves; and a taste to match, with a sweet caramel malt body; and a dry warmth from the spices to finish. I’m not a great fan of pumpkin beers, but this one is a reasonable example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4428) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Wood, cinnamon, nutmeg nose. Hazy copper, headless. Pumpkin and nutmeg predominantly. Dried leaves also present. Velvety mouthfeel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vilsack1987 (24) - - AUG 22, 2014
Very good beer for the fall. One of the better pumpkin beers I have tried. Happy Halloween

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2561) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Purchased in Maine on my trip there, in their mixed pack. Pours a deep amber colour with a white head. Mild pumpkin with hints of spices. Stronger taste of the aromas. Light vanilla finish. A pretty good pumpkin beer that is more in the heavy side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2578) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy orange/brown body that leaves a half finger white head. Some light slowly moving carbonation is seen rising with some light lacing around the sides of the glass. The smell centers around the obvious pumpkin and brings in a nice combination of nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is basically the same. The palate sits about a medium, fairly mellow, sessionable, ginger/pumpkin aftertaste, slight bitter finish. Overall, in my opinion, one of the better pumpkins out there from what I’ve had.

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