We bought a bunch of seasonal beers/ciders, as well as the Samuel Adams Harvest Collection.
Loved the Sam Harvest Pumpkin. Wasn't over-the-top with the sweet, and I'm not sure I would have guessed it was "Pumpkin" at all. But it was really nice, and it would have gone well with food.
Tried Ichabod Pumpkin Ale (purchased due to the name and label). It was ok. Was light on flavor though.
Had a Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. Definitely the sweetest so far. I recall seeing a video from the Shipyard company where a clump of vanilla ice cream was dropped into a glass of this ale...and the glass was coated with caramel. And I totally get it now. Definitely more of a stand-alone drink. A dessert ale, if there is such a thing.
Also tried the pumpkin cider below...
How could I not? Look at that Jacko Apple. I hate being negative since beer tastes are so subjective, but I had a hard time with this one. The flavor was strange and I couldn't place it at all - didn't taste like pumpkin or apple.
Looking forward to trying the other Sam Adams, and the few strange pumpkin brews we picked up at Wegmans. I'll be sure to post my faves.