After seeing and reading about a seasonal brews that are pumpkin flavored I thought I may give one a try although I did so with great trepidation. To my surprise, Saranac's Pumpkin Ale is quite good. The pumpkin flavor is not overpowering, just enough to let you know its there. I recommend it. Its only 5.4% ABV so you can have a couple while reading the works of your favorite theologian (there is a story of Van Til and Machen on at least one occasion having a beer together, anyone know it?)
And, Great Lakes Brewing already has there Christmas Ale out in stores which makes me quite happy! If you have the opportunity to imbibe either of these fine brews, go for it!