Reader: Pumpkin spice beer tastes like a cross between a Yankee Candle Store and compost

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You know Halloween is coming because pumpkins not only appear on porches, they're all over the kitchen in one form or another. Every autumn brings an array of pumpkin, pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie-flavored eats and drinks -- some of which are far more palatable than others, reports Jenn Wohletz. Because every autumn, we can always count on a marketing menu of strange, unusual and even intolerable pumpkin items that somebody, somewhere thought up, produced and smacked on store shelves. This year, for example, there's Pumpkin Spice Selzer Water, pumpkin cream cheese and Pumpkin pie yogurt -- all of which made Wohletz's list of the five worst pumpkin products this season. See also: Five worst pumpkin products this season

Did she miss one of the worst?

Says tropicalchrome1:

No Pumpkin Spice beer on the list? Every single one of those I've ever been unfortunate enough to run across seemed to be what you'd get if you crossed a Yankee Candle Store with a compost pile. (And don't get me started on Holiday Spice Ale. As far as I can tell, it's a way to sell sub-par beer at premium prices by dumping half the spice cabinet into it.)

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Post them below. And for another taste of pumpkin beers, read "Six Colorado pumpkin beers to help you get your gourd on."

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