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Old 09-23-2012, 03:18 AM   #51
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Same story for me this year, but both the Weyerbacher and Southern Tier improved from last year. Also noticed MUCH more availability.

I see Fegley's Devious Pumpkin missing from your list, while not hitting my top 3 it's still good. Let me know if you'd be interested in a bottle.

Brewguyver, from your description of the punk and crowning of the pumpking, I'd recommend trying the weyerbacher, I switch between the imperial and king throughout the season and never get tired of either.

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Old 09-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #52
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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Poured a nice light orange, brilliantly clear, with a one finger, soapy head. Slightly estery nose with some spiciness from (I think) allspice. Wow, very rich and sweet flavor, more than I was expecting. It seems very different than last years from what I can remember. Starts caramelly-sweet with maybe a hint of pumpkin flavor. Some slight bitterness and tingly spices then come in before finishing slightly sweet. The spices come back around after a few seconds in the aftertaste. Moderate carbonation and thick body. I'm really liking this beer, more than I remember liking it last year. Lots of flavor in there. This is a thick, rich and sweet beer, but it doesn't come across as cloying. As it warms I'm even getting some pie crusty toastiness in the finish. Definitely give this one a try this year!

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Old 09-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #53
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Drinking Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale now.

It pours a dark apple juice color with a thick off-white head that thins fast. Light lacing.

The aroma isn't much, a little cardboard, but it doesn't transfer to the taste, at all.

The flavor is very pumpkin pie. Very pumpkin too. The hops taste is most noticeable at the end. I like it.

Drank Shiner Oktoberfest last night. It's not a pumpkin beer.

It pours a similar dark apple juice color. Thin head that fades fast and leaves behind only the lightest lacing.

Not much aroma.

It has a sharp hoppy and sweet malty flavor at the same time. Hints of caramel too. Another good Shiner.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:08 AM   #54
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Schlafly is not too bad.I was hyped about it from last year which I heard was great but never tried,but I was disapointed as it seems some people that like it ,are this year disapointed as well .Its good but I think it was a bit sweet and cloying. Maybe heavy on the cinnamon and clove as well.Not shure if I already mentioned it but ,Big red gum is what it really remindes me of alot. Bought two sixers which I kinda regretted.One sixer would be Ok but really I could have been ok with 2 or 3 and done. I can appreciate its warming fall qualities though.Great appearance and aroma as well.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:10 AM   #55
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Schlafly and uinitas (sp)...love the roast pumpkin flavors

I thought southern tier was lacking something this year, but can't put my finger on it

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #56
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Pumpking has always been my favorite. Every year they release the occasional keg of oak aged pumpking. I have driven 40 miles for a couple pints of it.

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #57
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I really really really really really want Southern Tier to bottle oaked aged Pumking as they did with the oak aged Unearthly.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #58
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I picked up 5 more pumpkin beers today! Finally got my hands on some Pumking bottles. I also discovered that my bottle shop has expanded their british beer selection so I'm enjoying a Timothy Taylor Landlord at the moment! I didn't realize it was being imported.

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I want to try the shipyard pumpkin but refuse to pony up $15 for one...

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I want to try the shipyard pumpkin but refuse to pony up $15 for one...
Hmm, I don't think I payed that much, but I can't be certain. I wasn't crazy about it last year so here's to hoping this years is better!
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