Not too long ago we asked what you thought the best Oktoberfest beer was, and being happy with the feedback we decided to ask you what you think the best Pumpkin Ale is? As you may know, I’ve tried tons of Pumpkin Ales over the years, and found most of them to be off-putting for one reason or another.
All my searching has yielded some results, at least for me anyway. I’ve really come to like both Punkin’ from Dogfish Head, and also I really like the Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale. Both do a great job of balancing real pumpkin flavors, a nice balance of heat from spices, and to me, both really wrap up the feel of Autumn in a glass.
Again, that’s just me. But the days of me just trying Pumpkin Ales left and right are over. I think. I’ve found two that I really enjoy and I’m not going to bother with other pumpkin ales. UNLESS, you tell me what your favorite pumpkin ale! I’m just curious to see why your favorite is, and if something of a consensus appears, yeah, I’ll go try it if I haven’t already.
So, what do you think? What’s your favorite Pumpkin Ale? Lemme know!!! Take the poll, leave a comment!
And a service to the unfortunate souls who get this far into the post, here’s some quick links to all of the Pumpkin Ales we’ve reviewed to date along with the rating we assigned. And remember folks, these are only OUR OPINIONS! Just because a beer got a relatively low rating here, doesn’t mean you should not try it for yourself!
Pumpkin Ales Circa 2010
Shipyard Brewing Pumpkinhead Ale Rating:
Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale Rating:
Pumpkin Ales Circa 2009
Southern Tier Pumking Rating:
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale Rating:
Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale Rating:
Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale Rating:
Dogfish Head Punkin’ Rating:
Post Road Pumpkin Ale (Brooklyn Brewery) Rating:
Pumpkin Ales Circa 2008
Jack’s Pumpkin Spice (Michelob) Rating:
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale Rating: