What fall seasonals did you try for the first time this year and loved?

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  1. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I had Southern Tier's Pumking last week and loved it.
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  2. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Sep 20, 2014 Florida

    Dark Pennance although Wookey Jack is better
  3. LancetherealLeader

    LancetherealLeader Jul 12, 2013 South Carolina

    Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 'Mecktoberfest'
  4. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey

    Founders Harvest and Dark Penance, which were great, and Kane Fall Saints which wad really good.
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  5. jsh420

    jsh420 Jan 4, 2008 Illinois

    metropolitan - afterburner
    lake front - imperial brandy barrel pumpkin
    victory - harvest
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  6. choicegrinds

    choicegrinds Mar 9, 2014 New York

    Narwhal. Wish i had one right now :slight_frown:
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  7. AcuppaJoe

    AcuppaJoe Oct 14, 2014 Washington

    New Glarus Cran-bic, Bruery Autumn Maple and Cranberry Woods from Cisco
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  8. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bells Best Brown....Love it....Ran out and bought a case of 16oz cans. 24 cans for $43....Quite the deal I think.....

  9. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Had the harvest on tap the other night....WOW.... hoppy good....blows away all other fest beers I have tried.....

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  10. zp6167a

    zp6167a Apr 19, 2011 District of Columbia

    Tried Founders Dark Penance and Harvest for the first time this year. Thought both were excellent.
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  11. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

    Apparently I'm not the only one to try Founder's Dark Penance and Harvest for the first time this year.

    I'm not sure if it counts as a fall seasonal (if it only comes out in the fall), but Short's Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is also amazing stuff.
  12. John_Beeryman

    John_Beeryman Jul 19, 2014 Virginia

    Pumking rewrote my book on fall seasonals this year. INSANELY good beer.
  13. nkelley77

    nkelley77 Nov 20, 2013 Massachusetts

    Narwhal and Dark Penance
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  14. bluehende

    bluehende Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    Ayinger's Octoberfest Marzen

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  15. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    Loved loved loved Founders Harvest and Victory Harvest almost as much.

    Did not like Dark Penance at all.
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  16. hillind

    hillind Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Victory Harvest & Stone lucky bastard
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  17. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Sierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager ... I could drink a lot of that. I also liked Summit's Fest Bier marzen
  18. SUjunkie

    SUjunkie Aug 3, 2004 Rhode Island

    Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest
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  19. richobrien

    richobrien Dec 29, 2013 California

    Cigar City's Good Gourd and Good Gourd Almighty, both fantastic.
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  20. AndyEdgar

    AndyEdgar Feb 2, 2014 Illinois

    Lagunitas Born yesterday. Had it last night and loved it
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  21. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Flying Fish - OktoberFish was very good, and inexpensive
  22. gmag51

    gmag51 Nov 1, 2014 Minnesota

    Founders Backwoods Bastard. I can't get enough of it unfortunately.
  23. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Aug 29, 2013 New York

    SN Vienne Lager
    Bakwoods Bastard
    Sixpoint Sensi Harvest
    Founders Mosaic promise
    Founders Harvest Ake
    Bell's Best Brown
    Southern Tier Harvest Ale
    Founders Dark Penance

    there were others but i forget. its been quite a season of new beers for me
  24. BergBeer

    BergBeer Aug 21, 2013 Hawaii

    Founders Harvest
    Backwoods Bastard
    I had Doom as well don't know if it's seasonal but thoroughly enjoyed it
  25. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    Though I'm not in love with it, I really enjoyed Sam Adams Harvest Saison. Hope to see it again next year.
  26. Jirin

    Jirin Apr 28, 2013 Massachusetts

  27. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Nov 19, 2009 Ohio

    Sixpoint Sensi Harvest
    Victory Harvest
    Troegs Hop Knife Harvest
    Troegs Master of Pumpkin
    Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash stout
    Coronado Punk’In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin
    Elysian Punkuccino
    SN Vienna Lager + Octoberfest
  28. mfrigon

    mfrigon Mar 21, 2011 New Hampshire

    Nothing really blew my mind that I tried for the first time but I enjoyed FW Oaktoberfest and Founders Dark Penance.
  29. Sean_King

    Sean_King Jun 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I had Founder's Harvest and Dark Penance and Victory Harvest. Impressed with all.
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  30. LMT

    LMT Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    Founders Harvest and Left Hand Oktoberfest. Actually, the LH Oktoberfest was as good as my favorite...Great Lakes.

    I don't know if this is truly a seasonal. but Alewerks Lover's Greed was phenomenal. One of my favorite beers of the year.
  31. nick0417

    nick0417 Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    Southern Tier's Warlock and Pumking. Stupid good.
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  32. Das_Reh

    Das_Reh Mar 25, 2013 Florida

    SN's Flipside Red IPA was very good :slight_smile:
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  33. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey

    Ayinger Oktoberfest was a revelation.
  34. Mitchell57

    Mitchell57 Jan 8, 2013 Wisconsin

    Central Waters Headless Heron
  35. FutureJack

    FutureJack Oct 30, 2007 California

    It's a shame for the rest of the country that Port Brewing doesn't get a wider national distro. High Tide is another awesome fresh hop IPA that always makes me smile when it shows up at my local every year.
  36. Mongrel

    Mongrel Feb 14, 2013 Maryland

    Had Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale for the first time this year and shame on me it took so long! One of the best out there. I made up for lost time when it popped up on tap at a couple places around here :wink:

    Also SN's Tumbler, Vienna Lager and basically the whole Fall Pack. The last time I had Tumbler was at least 5 years ago and I was never very impressed with it. But my taste may have matured, because I THOROUGHLY enjoyed it this year.
  37. TooGood

    TooGood Jan 28, 2014 Minnesota

    Leinies Big Eddys Uber Oktoberfest was fantastic, the best of the Big Eddys series I've had.
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  38. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    New Glarus Staghorn
  39. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Avery The Kaiser for sure. Amazingly huge beer that remains true to the Marzen style.
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  40. vshay

    vshay Jun 23, 2013 Pennsylvania

    The Bruery Autumn Maple and Neshaminy creek Punk less Dunkel
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