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Best pumpkin brews, or, Put THAT in your beer and carve it

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Best pumpkin beer

Dogfish Head Punkin
2
18%
New Holland Ichabod
0
No votes
Southern Tier Pumpking
1
9%
Harvest Moon (Blue Moon/Coors)
2
18%
Other (comment below)
6
55%
 
Total votes : 11

Best pumpkin brews, or, Put THAT in your beer and carve it

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:09 pm

I'm usually a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale kinda guy, but at Jenifer Street whilst selecting the finest sixer of Schlitz, I saw two other pumpkin-inflected beers. New Holland's Ichabodand Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin Ale both intrigued me. Subsequent perusals on RateBeer and Beer Advocate reveal that Southern Tier's Pumpking is also quite good. Haven't seen it though.

Any great pumpkins out there? Who's your favorite?
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Postby Grubendol » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:19 pm

Bail the ales.

Lakefront Pumpkin Lager

Yum.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:35 pm

If I recall correctly, I've had that, and wasn't a fan. Perhaps I'll give it the old college try.
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Postby Ed Breakfast » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:38 am

Water, yeast, hops, malt. Keep your squash the hell away from my beer.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:34 am

Ed Breakfast wrote:Water, yeast, hops, malt. Keep your squash the hell away from my beer.

Y'know, I was going to type in a qualifier, to say that if you're one of those Reinheitsgebot no-fun-league purists, your disdain is stipulated.

But I didn't want to be seen as a snob. Well, jeez.
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Postby wallrock » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:16 pm

I can't say that I've tried many pumpkin brews, but my friend is a big fan and especially likes JT Whitney's. I've tried it a few times and I liked it, for what its worth.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:34 am

I'm with Ed, but to each their own.
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Postby chleppr » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:03 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I'm with Ed, but to each their own.


Ditto.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:48 pm

chleppr wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:I'm with Ed, but to each their own.

Ditto.

Unless it's beer with coffee?

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Postby chleppr » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:47 am

TheBookPolice wrote:
chleppr wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:I'm with Ed, but to each their own.

Ditto.

Unless it's beer with coffee?



Coffee in my beer...OK. Squash in my beer...not OK.
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Postby Bones78 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:30 pm

I prefer my pumpkin brews to carry more of a pumpkin pie flavor with the cinnamon and nutmeg shining through. Some pumpkin brews focus on the pumpkin itself and end up too malty and sweet.

I am going to agree with Grubendol.....Lakefront's is very good.

However, I may have to revise my vote after this weekend when I try my first attempt at a home brewed pumpkin ale. I tasted an un-carbonated sample prior to bottling and I think it's going to be very good.
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Postby Beer Moon » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:03 pm

Ixnay on the uashsqay.
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Re: Best pumpkin brews, or, Put THAT in your beer and carve it

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:09 am

Decider Madison steals not only my topic, but my "great pumpkin" line.
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Re: Best pumpkin brews, or, Put THAT in your beer and carve it

Postby boston_jeff » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:31 am

Although I like some fruit beers on occasion, never been one for the pumpkins. But then again, I don't really like pumpkin pie (more cherry for me--hey, same with the beer).
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Re: Best pumpkin brews, or, Put THAT in your beer and carve it

Postby jjoyce » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:39 am

Watch The Daily for Robin Shepard's take on J.T. Whitney's pumpkin ale.
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