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Pumpkin Beer #5195022 08/23/19 08:26 PM
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My local grocery store has presented the Fall & October beers including about a half dozen pumpkin brews. I decided to buy some Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Ale- Yucko! I am a fan of pumpkin pie & beers like light IPA's (420) and lagers (Corona). Not this stuff, it has a wheaty sweat Blue Moon taste (I'm not a fan) and some spices added. Any suggestions to redeem my interest? I think the pumpkin (add pack) was ok, just not the base (beer). lol

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No help here.

Tried a pumpkin beer last year. That image nailed it.



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I don't drink anymore however, I have tried several types of specialty beers similar to this and I quite liked them in small doses(1 or 2). I can't remember all of the brand here in NYS but, I did enjoy the Autumn style of seasonal beers that come out around the Fall. I also quite enjoyed BlueMoon and Sam Adams OctoberFest, Saranac Pumpkin Ale etc. Porter & Scotch Ale were my favorite.

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Re: Pumpkin Beer [Re: Char Baby] #5195137 08/24/19 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
I don't drink anymore however, I have tried several types of specialty beers similar to this and I quite liked them in small doses(1 or 2).

So...you do drink.
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Flavored beers aren't my thing.

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Shipyard used to use real pumpkin for flavoring, a few years they switched to "Natural flavors" (Hate that term, so deceptive) and its been straight down hill. Same for most of the other fruit flavored beers, all artificial chemicals for flavors but thanks to the FDA they can get away with mislabelling and holding out information. My friend is a confectionary chemist, and the stuff they get away with is insane. Actually heading to Portland ME on Monday, cant wait!


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Pumpkin beer, pumpking spiced latte, pumpkin pie - I wouldn't be too upset if all these things didn't exist.


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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Pumpkin beer, pumpking spiced latte, pumpkin pie - I wouldn't be too upset if all these things didn't exist.


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I prefer pumpkin pie over pumpkin brew.


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Southern Tier Pumking when it’s good it’s fantastic year to year it has changes but near 9% it’s awesome when it’s right,

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I've tried many pumpkin beers and found them lacking in flavor. Last year around Halloween we were doing the Sleepy Hallow Cemetery haunted ghost tour in NY state and while at dinner I tried a pumpkin beer called PUMKING Imperial Pumpkin Ale. It's brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood NY. It is by far the BEST pumpkin beer I've ever had. Luckily I can get in northern NJ, though it sells out rapidly around here. The various liqueur stores tell me it's their most popular pumpkin beer. It's the only one that actually tastes like actual pumpkin pie in a glass.

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Originally Posted by dave123
Southern Tier Pumking when it’s good it’s fantastic year to year it has changes but near 9% it’s awesome when it’s right,


Darn!!! you just beat me to it LOL.

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Originally Posted by Audios
Shipyard used to use real pumpkin for flavoring, a few years they switched to "Natural flavors" (Hate that term, so deceptive) and its been straight down hill. Same for most of the other fruit flavored beers, all artificial chemicals for flavors but thanks to the FDA they can get away with mislabelling and holding out information. My friend is a confectionary chemist, and the stuff they get away with is insane. Actually heading to Portland ME on Monday, cant wait!



Thanks for this info, with this in mind, It tastes funny. Of course I have no real benchmark to make comparisons. I am ignorant frown

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Originally Posted by dave123
Southern Tier Pumking when it’s good it’s fantastic year to year it has changes but near 9% it’s awesome when it’s right,


Darn!!! you just beat me to it LOL.

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This year is released seen it at my local beer monger will report on how it is. Last year was dissipating for me.

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