Ugh. It’s that time of year again. Thankfully we only found nine new pumpkin beers this year, because I don’t know how we would have managed if we’d found a jackpot.
Pumpkin Pie De Brettaville – Almanac Brewing Co: 5/10
Tastes like apple cider vinegar spritzer.
“Rumpkin” Imperial Pumpkin Ale in Rum Barrels – Avery Brewing: 8/10
Very sweet. Complex. Drinks like a fall cocktail.
“Pump[KY]n” Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale with Spices – Avery Brewing: 6/10
Too sweet. Not balanced.
Basic Fish – Ballast Point: 7/10
Pumpkin spice gose containing lactose; good dose of spices but not so much pumpkin. Tangy and drinkable!
Funkier Pumpkin – Boulevard Brewing Co: 7/10
Kinda of sweet with allspice notes in the back of your throat at the finish. Not particularly pumpkiny but good.
Los Vivos y Los Muertos – Jolly Pumpkin Brewing: 7/10
Made with lime and pumpkin, yet somehow subtlely sour. No overt pumpkin flavor but very drinkable. Good with spicy food.
Oakdale Pumpkin Ale – Laughing Monk: 6/10
Clean. Sweet. Very spiced. Pumpkin forward, poor finish.
Pumpkin Ale – Tap Room No. 21 / Rivertown Brewing Co: 3/10
Smells sweet. Tastes bland. Like off brand cola.
Pumpkin Milk Stout – Belching Beaver: 5/10
“One of the best stouts I’ve had in awhile”, but not really pumpkin or pie spiced