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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Wood, cinnamon, nutmeg nose. Hazy copper, headless. Pumpkin and nutmeg predominantly. Dried leaves also present. Velvety mouthfeel

2.6
vilsack1987 (24) - - AUG 22, 2014
Very good beer for the fall. One of the better pumpkin beers I have tried. Happy Halloween

3.7
Metalchopz (3384) - 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.

3.8
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, 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.

2.2
cheap (5858) - 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.

3.3
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, 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.

2.6
reggiedunlop (3724) - 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.

2.9
kramer (6682) - 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.

3.1
keanex (1799) - 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.

3.5
Bloodman (10) - 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


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