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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*

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloodman (9) - Kew Gardens, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3154) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark amber color, 1" ivory head, waves and strips of lace. Taste is caramel malt that turns to pumpkin and minimal s[ice on the swallow, moving to a barely bittered finish (the pumpkin provides some bittering). A drinkable brew, but I’d grow tired of it before I finished the six-pack. Thank God for singles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Darker amber/brown brew with very nice off white head. Pleasant aroma of light pumpkin spice and light caramel. Taste is sweetly caramel up front and into the middle, some emerging pumpkin spice in the middle and then in the end. LIght on the spice which is good. This actually seems to have some melon-ish fruity taste from pumpkins which is very enjoyable. Good palate. Overall a really good pumpkin brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2278) - USA - OCT 16, 2015
Enjoyably robust ale with nice red highlights in the pour. Yeast, malt, caramel, English hops (?), something earthy that could be pumpkin. Definitely not much added spice. A fine ale, and very different from your average pumpkin brew (there seem to be more of them each autumn).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy amber color with a white head of foam. The aroma has pumpkin pie with a strong emphasis on the nutmeg. The taste is more of just a slightly spiced sweetness. Low bitterness. Medium body and lower to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 8, 2015
Draught @ Waterfront Ale House. Copper red with small frothy white head, somewhat flat pumpkin aroma, medium carbonation, bitter taste, long finish. Not really very insiring as a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Tastes and looks like nearly every other pumpkin ale out there. That doesn’t make it bad, but it certainly doesn’t make it good. Sweet, pumpkin pie spices, soft carbonation. So tired of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DialSquare (3664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2015
12oz bottle from somewhere.. can’t remember. Big pumpkin spice aroma, lots of clove. Tastes are sweet caramel, pumpkin spice. Tinny vibe. Must.. stop.. rating.. pumpkin.. beers..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2015
12oz bottle. Hazy darker orange color. Good thin off-white head, leaving nice ridges of lace. Medium body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lighter to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter to moderate carbonation. Mild dry finish. Nice bit of actual pumpkin flavor here, some mild spiciness but no roughness from that, nice balance. Ginger seems to add a nice snap to it. Good moderate hop bitterness, lighter sweet. Crisp, refreshing, easy-drinking balanced pumpkin beer. Nice to enjoy with my lunch sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (299) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is caramel, bready malt backbone with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, mild clove. Appearance is hazy orange-brown with nice sparkle and minimal off-white head, with minimal lacing. Taste is like aroma, though not as strong. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, soft carbonation and mild bitter finish. Overall, pretty standard for the type, but isn’t overly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Copper pour with off-white head. Nose is pumpkin puree, cardamom. Tasted medium in palate heft, with caramel, pumpkin, spice.

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