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Old 08-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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What's your favorite accessible pumpkin ale that's available in sixers and why?

I really like Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale. Not too sweet or over the top. Awesome flavor. I believe it has some butternut squash in there too. It's a really good beer overall. Looking for others that can compete. I've tried a lot and nothing has come close aside from the specialty bottles out West from Elysian and Alaska.

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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Schlafly's Pumpkin is my favorite as well. I've always heard great things about Southern Tier Pumpking so I'm going to try and get a hold of that this year. I've been looking forward to Schlafy's Pumpkin!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
Aug 2012
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Post Road Pumpkin Ale by Brooklyn Brewery and DFH Punkin are my faves. I would definately like to try S.T. Pumking tho too.

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
Apr 2011
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I definitely love Schlafly's version, it's the best. I need to come up with an AG recipe for a pumpkin brew-off and get it brewed soon, any suggestions? The Thunderstruck http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/thun...ersions-26699/ looks good. Also, the NB kit http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...ingPumpkin.pdf looks good as well.

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:08 AM   #5
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DFH's Punkin' is the only one I've cared for. I don't really like pumpkin at all, be it beer, pie, bread, etc, but that Punkin' is a tasty ale. Granted, I can only drink 1 or 2 a year before I'm sick of it.

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:38 AM   #6
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Schlafly's wasn't as good in 2011 as it was in previous years. Too sweet! I am, however, looking forward to their Pumpkin stout at HOP in the City this year. Boom diggity.

They make it exclusively with butternut squash, for those who want to clone it though.

O'Fallon Brewery's was my favorite last year, taking over Schlafly for the first year. Soooo good!

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:53 AM   #7
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I was thinkin bout starting apumpkin thread after spotting a 2012 Southern Tier pumpkin(forgot the actual name) Oh pumpking- it was all graham cracker taste mainly last year-to me good but a little odd as far as graham cracker pumpkin-a little odd? Shafaly definalty comes to mind, I couldnt even get my hands on it after it being out only a few weeks it sold out,i just heard great things about it. Shipyards smashed pumpkin was my favorate of about a dozen i tried last year,and not counting a good handfull of good ones ive heard were really good though that I had no access. Dont get that mixed up with Shipyards pumpkin head that was at the very bottom of the dozen.
There were certainly lots of good standard pumpkin ales though that I enjoyed. O fallons certainly was one of them-good solid pumpkin ale. Cant wait to try all of them I can this season.Hopefully I can try DfH's.
' Im shure there will be some new ones.

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:02 AM   #8
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DFH Punkin, and this one from Howe Sound Brewing are my favorites:

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:12 AM   #9
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here in northern colorado DFH punkin' is rare the couple weeks that the stores can keep it stocked. i now have an inside man over at a major liquor store known for micro brew selection... guess what beer is going to be bought out the first day they get it in?! muhahahaha! the poor souls wont know what to do without their delicious punkin' im like the beer grinch stealing seasonal brews!

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:49 AM   #10
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I like saint Arnold's pumpkinator it is a pumpkin porter from a brewery in Houston but only available in a bomber.

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