The definitive ranking of pumpkin beer

One Thursday evening after work, I sat down with beer and travel writer Josh Noel and taste-tested over 20 different pumpkin brews.

Setting aside my previous knowledge of pumpkin beer, I went in with a clear palate and open mind. To my delight, the beers varied in color, sweetness and autumn spice. Surprisingly, for such a specific type of beer, the flavors varied drastically.

There was a clear favorite, however, the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale drew us in with its spicy aroma and perfection in flavor.

A couple of other suds like Hoppin Frog Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale topped the list, while the sticky sweetness of Southern Tier’s Pumpking failed to impress us. ย Toย see if your favorite made the list, check out the article found here, in the Chicago Tribune.

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