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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4477) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Orange clear with a shade of brown. From a bottle there is not much co2. Mild flavors with some punky spices in there.Not bad but dows have a slight cloying effect on the palate. Finish is a little medicinal in nature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1095) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From 10/24 notes. 12oz bottle pours clear brownish red with small head. Nose is pumpkin pie, pie crust. Mouthfeel is malty, medium-thin body, low carbonation. Taste is pumpkin bread, grains, spices. Finish is mild bitter spices, some dark fruity notes, bready pumpkin. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours a clear amber/dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is canned pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is earthy and mineraly...not a ton of flavor...reminiscent of mineral water with some roasty/earthy notes and spice towards the end. Mouthfeel is light/medium and lively with a dry muddled spice/earthy/faint roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear and bright copper with a one inch frothy off-white head that left lots of sticky lacing. The nose is really spicy and sweet with heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of ginger. Some nice pumpkin meat as well. The flavor is even heavier on the sweetness than the aroma suggested. Still a little heavier on the spicing than I’d like though, which still lose out to the residual sugar. Lingering biting finish of cinnamon and ginger. Medium bodied, rather heavy on the palate, with soft fizzy carbonation. The best thing about this one was the way it looked. I kinda went down hill from there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a dense tan head.
Aroma: Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Just spice.
Taste: Clean malts, light spices. Rather bland but drinkable.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Not bad, very mild, but better than the overly spiced crud that’s everywhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloodman (8) - Kew Gardens, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013 does not count
Small Whitehead aroma is pretty pumpkin like. Medium amber color. Pumpkin is not too overwhelming are you overall a pretty good tasting seasonal beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Appearance is medium white head with clear amber. Aroma is what you would expect - all malts. Taste is sweet malts with a hint of spice and pumpkins. Overall a pretty well balanced one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3002) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft. Pours very cloudy medium brown with a thin white head, Tastes like sweet pumpkin puree. Very light spice. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Bready, biscuit, nutty aroma. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Orange brown color. Nice mild pumpkin and cinnamon taste. Very good fall seasonal beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (490) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Wonderful aroma and look, little head. tastes the way the a fall beer ought, nutmeg and cinnamon and pumpkin. Delicious.

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