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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, orange in color, very small head (that did not lasted too long). Aroma of spices and malts, and as it warms up you’ll get some pumpkin notes. Taste is mostly spices balanced with some malts and there are some pumpkin notes in there too. Not bad, drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Clear amber pour with minimal head. Aroma is mainly pumpkin with a bit of spice. Taste is sweet and the body is a bit weak. Slightly crisp finish. Overall not a stellar pumpkin beer but enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big pumpkin spices, caramel, pumpkin. The taste is pumpkin, caramel, pumpkin spice, finish, mild hops. Medium bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1001) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2013
A nice tasting pumpkin ale. A bit tart, with sweet pumpkin pie notes. Pours golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fsbw21086 (334) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Medium bodied'er than others out there. Goes down easy and lingers of natural pumpkin. Tasty but not over the top. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
This was poured into a pint glass, it has a nice murkey brown colored body with a small white head that layed down to a nice lace. The smell has a aroma of spices with a little hint of pumpkin to it. The taste is spices up front followed by a little pumpkin flavor and some malt on the back of the tonuge. The mouth feel is nice, easy drinker and overall a good pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1763) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
bottle split with wife pours amber with a thin off white head with lots of retention. nose is heavy with cinnamon and nutmeg. taste begins with caramel and finishes quickly with the spices. pumpkin seems like an after thought. body is a bit thin but satisfactory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Kind of different from most pumpkin ales because it has some odd cocoa and grain notes that acted almost like pie crust flavors to the pumpkin pie. It wasn’t all pie, though. There was a decent beer there, too, with some hops even. Way better than I was expecting. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an ever-so-slightly cloudy, light, orangey amber with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light grain, milk chocolate and cocoa; light hops; light pumpkin pie spices; fruity pumpkin, pie crust and pumpkin pie filling. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter. There was fruity pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, cocoa, chocolate, grain, and light earthy hops. The medium body was a little oily and then dry with sort of soft yet still a little tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swiseman (430) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
pours a dark orange with thin head. strong aromas of cinnamon, caramel and toffee. light-medium body with strong tastes of cinnamon and other spices that are balanced well with the generous amount of hops. a much better beer than I was expecting even though it is quite easy drinking for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle:   Fiery amber, mild carbonation, small frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Standard spicy nose, cinnamon, nutmeg, a touch of clove.   Soft toasted malts, spicy to match the nose.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Not as bright as the nose suggests.   Finishes with subtle spices.   Good solid example of my Autumnal favorite, Pumpkin Ale.

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