Favorite Fall beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by johnnybgood1999, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (338) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    What is your favorite Fall beer that is not a pumpkin ale or Oktoberfest? I'm really enjoying Rogue's Hazelnut Brown as we head into Fall. I'm still drinking plenty of pumpkins and Oktoberfests, but it's nice to have other options that "fit" the season. My runner up would be Wehenstephaber dunkel. Dunkels also fit my mood on 60 degree rainy days like today.
  2. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,210) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Stone Xocoveza, very tasty, very good for the fall/winter and ages very good for summer sipping next spring. Love this beer.
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  3. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,284) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Weihenstephaner Dunkel? :open_mouth: Now you're sending me on a quest - I had no idea we were seeing that over here.

    One of my standard fall purchases is Southern Tier Harvest; it's great to be able to get a quality ESB fresh and in season.
  4. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Crusader (780) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    IPAs are for all seasons and since the hop harvest is at the end of the summer, that makes fall IPAs extra hoppy.
  5. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,636) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    Bells Best Brown
  6. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (268) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio
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    Gosh, too many to narrow down. Here are a few of my favs:

    Backwoods Bastard
    Founders Harvest Ale
    SN Celebration (more of a holiday beer, but becomes avail. in the fall)
    Xocoveza (see above re: Celebration)
    Bells Best Brown
  7. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (518) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    This time of year I basically roll through Sierra Nevada's beer line-up: Oktoberfest -> N. Hemisphere Harvest -> Celebration.

    Mix in some other quality lagers (marzens and pilsners) along the way. Take a break from the haze that dominates NE beers.
  8. Selby56

    Selby56 Initiate (151) Nov 12, 2014 Tennessee
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    Short's Autumn Ale.
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  9. i_run_far

    i_run_far Initiate (69) Aug 11, 2016 District of Columbia
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    Lagunitas Born Yesterday
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  10. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,149) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Unless it's brand new, we don't get Tradition over here. We DO get the dunkelweiss, though. Having seen that beer advertised like a dozen times all over the US, it's almost guaranteed to be either the dunkelweiss or occasionally Warsteiner Dunkel :stuck_out_tongue:
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  11. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,431) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    We used to get the warsteiner dunkel. A favorite of mine and now we don't. I wonder why.
  12. Gemini6

    Gemini6 Devotee (471) Oct 5, 2013 Michigan
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    Bell's Best Brown probably tops my list. Everything from the beer's color, to its flavor, and even the packaging, just exude Fall to me the same way Oberon does with Summer.

    There are a couple other releases I always anticipate: Bell's Third Coast Old Ale and Expedition Stout, Founders Backwoods Bastard and Breakfast Stout, and Lagunitas Born Yesterday and Brown Shugga.
  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,284) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Thanks! It's probably the Dunkelweisse then...
  14. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Defender (667) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey

    There's something about a porter when the weather changes for me.too many good ones to list. Weyerbacher made a great cranberry tripel last fall that I really like,berry monks[​IMG]
  15. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,284) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Dunkels are indeed rare, but I bet you could always get Hofbrau or even Von Trapp as a substitute.
  16. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (538) Dec 12, 2014 California

    Founders - Breakfast Stout
  17. BigIslandfarmer

    BigIslandfarmer Disciple (316) Sep 30, 2016 Minnesota

    This tastes like fall to me.
  18. McFinniganOfTheFinnigans

    McFinniganOfTheFinnigans Initiate (192) Apr 20, 2017 Florida

    The 32oz. growler of Jolly Pumpkin Inicios Nuevos that fell smashing onto the kitchen floor as a shard of glass ran across my foot leaving me a nice flesh wound.
  19. WIexile

    WIexile Initiate (132) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan

    Already been dropped a few times but Bells best brown, and Celebration. Also use to really like getting ruthless or flipside from Sierra Nevada. But Born Yesterday tops the list
  20. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,242) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I had the same thought. That being said the dunkelweiss is very good.
  21. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (130) Nov 10, 2015 New York
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    Def Lagunitas born yesterday.
  22. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,573) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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  23. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (338) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    It is the Dunkelweizen. The bottle says hefeweissbier dark and dunkel. I assumed that dunkel was an abbreviation for dunkelweizen? Following the conversation here I'm not so sure now.
  24. dcall384

    dcall384 Aspirant (249) Aug 9, 2011 Indiana

    Use to be Tumbler, but that sh*t isn't gonna happen this year!:slight_frown:
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  25. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (199) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Mayflower Porter.
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  26. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,284) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Yeah, they're two different types of beer; a dark hefeweizen and a dark lager. Like I mentioned upthread, the Munich Dunkel (lager) is much harder to come by. But absolutely perfect for fall days :wink:. That's why I'd love to have another quality choice available. If you can get Ayinger Altbairisch you should definitely give it a shot. Cheers!
  27. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (152) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Here in WI, for me it's Capital Autumnal Fire. I normally wait until the first full college football weekend to break into Fall beers...but the temps were in the low 70's last week and I caved early. I regret nothing.

    Also, Founders Breakfast Stout, Great Lakes Nosferatu.
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  28. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (338) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Looks like a good thanksgiving beer!
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  29. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (338) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Thanks for the clarification. I did not know that. I have had the warsteiner mentioned above, but I was very young and was not aware of either style then.
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  30. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (268) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Founders Harvest & Breakfast Stout.
    Victory Moonglow
    SN Celebration
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  31. von_kaiser

    von_kaiser Defender (667) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut
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    backwoods bastard vintages all day every day
  32. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (338) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Technically a Brown ale for Fall, yet........well played, sir!
  33. Chipotle

    Chipotle Aspirant (233) Apr 23, 2017 New York

    Sierra Nevada releases Narwhal in September. That makes it my favorite Fall beer.
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  34. Mohican88

    Mohican88 Aspirant (200) Jan 20, 2010 Ohio
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    Sierra Nevada Tumbler... oh, wait.
  35. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,284) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    I like brown ales and dark lagers. My favorite brown ale is upslope, unfortunately they don't distribute too far and I haven't made a Colorado run for too long. For dunkels I normally just drink some local dunkels and schwarzbiers, but I might need to try to get weihenstrphaner.
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  36. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (94) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

    The Bruery Autumn Maple
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  37. WolverineShorts

    WolverineShorts Initiate (108) Aug 17, 2017 Illinois

    porters, browns. but imo a perfect time for my fav style english pales/bitters made with traditional malts and hops. dont get me wrong, i love their american pale ale cousins as well...but something about a fullers esb or the like in the fall is just perfect for me.
  38. Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse

    Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse Initiate (186) Jul 20, 2016 Arizona
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    It won't feel like fall here for another two months; it's 105° right now. Stop rushing things!

    In all seriousness: Fresh hop beers. Mostly IPAs.
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  39. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (816) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I don't have a favorite fall beer. I do look forward to trying and being disappointed by new Octoberfests every fall!
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  40. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,284) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Ooh, definitely Moonglow! Picked up my first 4-pack over the weekend, and it seems to be the best version in a few years.
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