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    Can't believe I am liking a pumpkin ale

    I really cannot stand pumpkin ales. That has been a rule not even a guideline. I am however sitting here corrected. I just tried the Elysian Night Owl and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. Super well done, if you have the opportunity give it a try......

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    They are very easy to over spice, and I think that may be one issue people have with them. Especially imperial versions, as they tend to not only be over spiced, but very hot/boozy, which makes for heavy imbalance. Elysian makes a great version, as does St Arnold and Lavery...there are others, but for my personal tastes these stand out.
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    Ugh! They're just foul all around. Not to my taste at all.

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    Had my first one ever. A cheap one from Trader Joe's. Really wasn't bad.



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    Nothing beats Avery Rumpkin, I cannot wait for it to show up on shelves again this year, I will def be picking up a few bottle of that.
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    Avery Rumpkin is one of the few I can tollerate. Otherwise......
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    Still have last years Rumpkin hidden away, will be picking up a couple of bottles also. The KBC pumpkin ale was alright, like many have said it is easy to overspice.
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    I like dfh punkin and Weyerbacher and that's about it. Well, those and my homebrew pumpkin ale

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    I'm not a fan of these beers but the Southern Tier Pumking is pretty solid.

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    How about Shocktop Pumpkin Wheat? Decent I suppose..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sun Burn View Post
    I'm not a fan of these beers but the Southern Tier Pumking is pretty solid.
    This is my favorite, probably tied with Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin ale.

    Had the Night Owl this weekend and actually didn't like it too much.

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    I only like pumpkin beers for about a week or so when they hit the shelves. It's like going into a novelty shop...after 5 minutes, it loses its novelty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyNapalm View Post
    How about Shocktop Pumpkin Wheat? Decent I suppose..
    Shock Top is made by Annheuser Busch so it's not going to get a lot of love in this forum. Personally, I'm not a fan of wheat beers.

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