Dogfish Head Punkin Ale was one of the first pumpkin beers I stumbled into, and I’ve always enjoyed its general restraint in comparison to other offerings.
Pumpkinsanity Review: Southern Tier Pumking clocks in at 9% ABV and has always covered it well with spices, graham cracker crust and pumpkin x infinity.
21st Amendment IPA, a beer for both hop lovers and hop lovers who just don’t know it yet.
The Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout – Culinaria is a well balanced, proportioned offering tempered with oatmeal-y goodness and general restraint.
Southern Tier Harvest Ale has a nose of pine and caramel and tastes about the same. Unintrusive hops up front blend seamlessly into a sweet, malty finish.
Stone Vertical Epic 10.10.10 starts out all Belgian, Belgian, Belgian. Thick. Rich. Huge with yeasts and breadiness and sweetness and banana esters
Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09 is almost-pure vanilla and chocolate, almost the consistency of chocolate milk, with other flavors like coriander and citrus.
Arbor Jackhammer Old Ale finishes dry with, still, a bit of an alcohol burn. I suppose the trick to this one is to let it decant?
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red smells fantastic, and tastes just as good as it smells. Cherries dominate but this beer has some additional complexities.