Long Trail Pumpkin Ale

This was a pumpkin beer that I picked up from Canal’s. I have to stay, I am definitely liking the new labels. Anyways, let’s see how this one was.

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ABV: 5.5%

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “When the nights grow cold and the moon hangs low, we carve out a space for Pumpkin Ale’s great return. Artfully brewed with all natural pumpkins, Pumpkin Ale features a slightly sweet finish from additions of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger that deliver a well-balanced brew reminiscent of grandma’s pumpkin pie. The perfect drink for the fall season, pumpkin beers date back to colonial America when malted barley was sparse and pumpkins grew in abundance. We continue the tradition with this seasonal treat that’s ripe for the pickin’.”

Random: The bed at the hotel in Philly was ridiculously uncomfortable. My back is killing me.

This brew poured with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. A slight crown was left on top of the cloudy, dusk brownish-orange color with light carbonation. The nose was fragrant with roasted malts and pumpkin and ginger snap. Cloves were present as well. The taste was nutty with lots of cloves and roasted cereal grains. There was some allspice as well, but not really a lot of pumpkin to it or cinnamon, which I’ve come to expect from the style. The body was thick with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish that was slightly burnt with clove. This was a bit of a disappointing beer to me. Even at an economical $1.49 for the 12 ounce bottle, I wouldn’t have it again. There are many other better offerings out there.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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