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Old 08-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Pumpkin: Weyerbacher or Schlafly?

IMO ST Pumpking is king, but who is #2? I've narrowed it to Weyerbacker Imp pumpkin and Schlafly Pumpkin. So by a nose, i give it to Schalfy b/c it's got something really really unique about it, but the weyerbacher keeps putting me on edge....with a little more harshness, it says "hey, damn it, i'm a beer too, not just a pumpkin pie." Thoughts, opinions, proxies?

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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I can't force myself to buy any other pumpkin style beer other then ST Pumking. I'm usually always about trying other / different beers but i stopped messing around with pumpkin ales after trying ST's!

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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I can't force myself to buy any other pumpkin style beer other then ST Pumking. I'm usually always about trying other / different beers but i stopped messing around with pumpkin ales after trying ST's!
yes, i agree with you that ST is the best, but at $8/bomber, it's a bit of an ordeal (its worth it, but I can't just pop one open on a weekday). schlafly, you can get a sixer and weyerbacher a 4 pk. So it's about practicality, availability, and quality. Its not practical for me to drink a Pumpking every night, Pumpking is not available to me right now, and the other 2 brews are very very good. So, while i support your opinion, I also think that I'm wouldn't refuse a sirloin for the mere fact that it isn't a Filet ' . So the question remains, which pumpkin is #2?
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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Oh if someone gave me one of the others I would graciously pound it down lol...

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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Weyerbacher is definitely a contender, but I've got to go with the Williamsburg Alewerks Pumpkin Ale. Hard to find in most regions of the country, but I think I may like it even more than Pumking.

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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Have you had Elysian's pumpkin ales? Last year I tried a wide variety of pumpkin stuff (Southern Tier's, DFH's, Weyerbacher, etc), and the Elysian won out.

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No contest. Schlafly is the winner of all three with the butternut squash inclusion and subtle spice. But as the previous posted mentioned, even those three are trumped by Elysian's many excellent versions.

Pumking tastes like a liquified Yankee pumpkin/pecan candle.

Weyerbacher is a Nutmeg and Ginger bomb.

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How does Schafly get the butternut squash character in there? Anyone know?

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Schlafly, it's fantastic.

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We don't get Southern Tier, Schlafly, or Weyerbacher here. So I say none of the above. Out of all the pumpkin beers I've tried I only liked DFH and Shipyard's Smashed Pumpkin. Though there's a lot of pumpkin beers from the other side of the country I've never tried.

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