Just as St. Paddy’s Day means Guinness and green beer, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of those seasonal pumpkin beers. You know, the ones that are just a little too girly for NFL Sunday, but you secretly enjoy anyway. Well, as a public service to fans of gourd-flavored ales, we’ve compiled 13 of the best pumpkin beers for you to seek out this Halloween.

1) Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale (Buffalo Bill’s Brewery)


?What People Are Saying About the Beer:

With a mediocre C rating on Beer Advocate, Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale isn’t exactly getting rave reviews. One particularly kind submission calls it, “Not your best pumpkin ale out there, but by no means the worst…”

5.20% ABV

2) Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale (Blue Moon Brewing Co.)

?What People Are Saying About the Beer:

Another modestly reviewed offering, Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale scored a C+ average on Beer Advocate, with one reviewer saying, “Goes down easy, not too overpowering in any direction. I’ve been working on a six pack of these and they haven’t been objectionable with anything, but I wouldn’t seek this out again.”

5.60% ABV

3) Ichabod Ale (New Holland Brewing Co.)

?What People Are Saying About the Beer:

Deemed “worthy” by Beer Advocate, reviews of Ichabod Ale are mostly positive. The beer scored a B-, and one reviewer describes the taste as, “more like an English Pale Ale with pumpkin notes than a full blown pumpkin ale.”

5.50% ABV

4) Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Weyerbacher Brewing Co.)

?What People Are Saying About the Beer:

Rated “very good” and scoring a B+ grade, Imperial Pumpkin Ale is one of the highest rated pumpkin beers on the list. One reviewer called it, “A nice middle ground between the Dogfish and Southern Tier pumpkin ales.”

8.00% ABV

5) Night Owl Pumpkin Ale (Elysian Brewing Co.)

?What People Are Saying About the Beer:

Another highly rated beer (this one also scoring a B+), one positive review says Elysian’s Night Owl Pumpkin Ale is, “Not the best Pumpkin Ale I have had…but darn good! and by far one of the best smelling!”

6.10% ABV

6) O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale (O’Fallon Brewery)


?What People Are Saying About the Beer:

Rated “good” and receiving a B grade from Beer Advocate, O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale’s lower alcohol content makes it an extremely drinkable beer, with one reviewer calling it, “a downright delicious and drinkable beer, quickly becoming one of my favorite styles.”

5.50% ABV

7) Post Road Pumpkin Ale (Brooklyn Brewery)

?What People Are Saying About the Beer:

Also scoring a B grade from Beer Advocate, Post Road Pumpkin Ale rates as another solid pumpkin beer, with one reviewer writing, “Decent enough taste with this… A little bland and watery… The spices are there but not quite prevalent enough..A middle of the road pumpkin ale really…”

5.00% ABV

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