Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
The first beer on the list for best pumpkin beer would be Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale. The balanced taste along with the subtle spice will leave you satisfied, but not overwhelmed. The pumpkin flavor is not too intense so for those who are new to pumpkin beer, this is a good brew for you. You can slowly ease your way into this new taste.
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Next is Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This brew is just the opporsite of the Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale; it is much stronger and the flavors are much more intensified. This brew is for our pumpkin lovers that can stand the stronger, more powerful flavor.
Southern Tier Pumking
Southern Tier Pumking is a great brew for Thanksgiving because it tastes just like a pumpkin pie. It is very rich and balanced while finishing dry. You will find hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
Uinta Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin
Uinta Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin is next on the list and is for the big boys of beer. This beer offers flavors of pumpkin along with the flavors of the oak barrels that the pumpkins where aged in. There is even some whiskey, leather and vanilla undertones which give this beer an extra added kick!
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale has pumpkin right in its name, so you know they mean business. It is known for being more of a dry, acidic Belgin-style ale. It is very complex, but still very delicious.
Southhampton Publick House Pumpkin Ale
Southhampton Publick House Pumpkin Ale is not as overpowering as previous beers. You can't taste the pumpkin and a little more spice. Like the Sam Adams, this one is great if you are just easing into pumpkin beer.
Midnight Sun Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
Midnight Sun Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter is a very rich beer and has the added flavor of chocolate. Chocolate and pumpkin make a great combination. The rich flavors manke it one of the best rated and hardest to find.
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is full of pumpkin and squash flavor. There is a good balance between the sweetness and dryness of this brew. Even though it is pretty high in alcohol, it is an easy and delicious drink.
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale is a unique beer in that is is crafted from pumpkins that are fresh from the current year. The pumpkins are picked when ripe and roasted, but this beer proves to be worth the wait. It offers huge flavors of spice and caramel making it well worth the wait!
Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin
Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin has a mild pumpkin flavor but really delivers on the alcohol content and spiciness. This beer is best alternating with shots. It balances pumpkin and spice with more of a whiskey kick.
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus offers a rich pumpkin flavor but not as much of the spice behind it. It is not as sweet and fruity as other drinks, but it has a unique flavor that is very refreshing.
Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale is packed full of flavor. It combines a lot of fall flavors to create a delicious pumpkin beer. It has been described as a little more "unusual," but still a great choice!
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
The last pumpkin beer is the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. It has a very intense spiciness to it. it reminds you of your spice rack at home. The pumpkin is subtle, but the spice really rounds it off well and balances it very nicely. Makes a great football beer.