AMERICAN PUMPKIN ALE
Brooklyn "Post Road Pumpkin Ale"
Pumpkin ale may well be the most distinctively American of beer styles. While virtually every other type has been inspired by or evolved from a classic European recipe, pumpkin ale is as American as, well, pumpkin pie. One of its most refreshing expressions is in this version from Brooklyn Brewery. A coppery brew, it is fragrant with baking spices as it pours. But, true to the Brooklyn style, it shows great restraint — exploring how the pumpkin and caramel malt flavors knit together rather than trying to overwhelm the senses. All in all, it’s a food-friendly ale with a dry, hoppy bite and an earthy, autumn-scented finish.