Pumpkin Beer 2016

View & sort all 80+ pumpkin beer reviews


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

14 in 2011 | 3 in 2012 | 15 in 2013 | 9 in 2014 | 5 in 2015 | 9 in 2016

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