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RATINGS: 77   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*


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13408) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of spice, gourd, caramel. Taste is bitter spice and brown bad. Easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Snallygaster, draft. Crystal clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, pumpkin, some allspice, light ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, ginger, some allspice. Light-medium body, easy drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is heavy pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon with toast and nutty malt with earthy hops. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Flavor is toast malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a short beige head. The aroma picked up sweet pumpkin meat and vanilla with nutmeg and ginger accents. The flavor found similar, picking up some complementary pumpkin tartness.. tasty stuff. Lighter-bodied with good balance.. very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a rather clear orange amber with a thin white head. Pie spices on the nose, a bit of sweet caramel and pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, bitter and not just from the spices, tastes of burnt caramel and tangy fermented pumpkin. Weird. Unpleasant aftertaste of burnt malt and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5101) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottled ... 070213? Nose has some pumpkin but more notable is how the spices are controlled, nutmeg and cloves and light cinnamon, but none above the sweet citrus and lilting malt overtones. Pours a lightly hazy orange with a soapy off-white head. Taste sweet and spicy, light-medium body, thin malt but smooth with citrus and almost no bitterness. A little lifeless even for style, but OK.


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