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Pumpkin beer review

It’s getting to be that time of year again, time for some pumpkin beer! This article reviews six pumpkin ales and lists them in order from worst to best. The reviewer is not kind to the four worst.

6. Post Road Pumpkin Ale — The most robust of the gourd grogs, the rust-hued Post Road doesn’t taste much better than tap water after a hydrant flushing. With an extremely bitter initiation that finishes with a pumpkin-like aftertaste, this brew leaves your mouth in a state of confusion.

5. Wachusetts Octoberfest — A shoddy imitation of Sammy’s seasonal brew, Wachusetts has that sweet fragrant aroma without the smoothness. It lacks any pumpkin punch, but does produce a great head that tingles your lips….

1. Shipyard PumkinHead Ale — Shipyard takes the cake by resembling a liquid pumpkin pie. All that’s missing is the whip cream and a fork. The spicy strawberry blond beverage has distinct nutmeg undertones and lacks that bitter beer aftertaste. Great for the light or occasional beer drinker with a sweet tooth.

Also, check out my pumpkin ale recipe, or see all pumpkin-related Brew Site content.