RATINGS: 95   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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Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

Tmoney99 (15114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. Poured hazy dark amber color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Soft pumpkin and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable seasonal beer.

Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

argo0 (14127) - 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.

BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, 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.

j12601 (13297) - 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.

alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2017
12 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small ivory colored head. The aroma and flavor have pumpkin pie spices, fleshy pumpkin, but this is too thin and watery, their imperial version is good though.

DocLock (11189) - 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.

DrSilverworm (10000) - 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.

PhillyCraft (8192) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Sample courtesy of some Long Trail dudes, thanks. Poured brownish copper with small head and little lacing. Notes of clove, nutmeg, pumpkin, and sweet malts. Some ginger came out in the finish. Very creamy and full smooth mouthfeel. The 5.9% was hidden very well. This brew reminded me of a creamier less aggressive Weyerbacher pumpkin. Will def try again when its out in stores.

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