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Old 08-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Tried my first pumpkin spice ale

Decided to buy a sixer while at the store, since I'm about to brew a batch soon. It was delicious. I'm surprised thay had it this early.

Now I can brew that batch in confidence that I'll like the outcome.

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Old 08-24-2009, 01:40 AM   #2
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What brewery?

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:00 AM   #3
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:35 AM   #4
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If you can get Dogfish Head, you have to try Punkin Ale. It is exceptional.

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Personally I did not care for dogfish head's punkin...I didn't get much pumpkin flavor or spice character at all...taste like a standard brown ale to me...shipyard is good but needs more body. I have also tried this brand, my thunderstruck is in secondary right now, let's hope she meets the qualifications!

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OK, I was at Albertson's today and I saw "America's Original" Pumpkin Ale. It's been a while since I've had this so i decided to pick up a sixer to refresh my taste buds. I must say it definitely has more body than some of the other pumpkin beer's I have had. Comparing it to Shipyard, I'd say It comes a little shy. Shipyard has that sweet pumpkin flavor compared to this which is more authentic. My only complaint with shipyard's is it's Body. I would purchase this beer again, however I would prefer others on the market.


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I'm looking forward to this one:

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I just took a sample taste, and it's not as good as I was hoping, it's really too dry. I think I should have masted it a little hotter. I wasn't expecting it to turn out so dark when I was mashing. The color (colour) all came from some unmalted oats I toasted in the broiler. Anyway it might be good after priming it with maple syrup. A week ago I thought I way over did the nutmeg and it was bitter trash, but that mellowed out.

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Personally I did not care for dogfish head's punkin...I didn't get much pumpkin flavor or spice character at all...taste like a standard brown ale to me...shipyard is good but needs more body. I have also tried this brand, my thunderstruck is in secondary right now, let's hope she meets the qualifications!
+1 I'm a huge DFH fan, but the Punkin just didn't do it for me. Seemed like a dry amber ale, where I was expecting something with more body and at least a hint of pumpkin and spice. Didn't taste bad, but not what I expected.

OTOH, my Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale came out fabulous! If you are interested in brewing a batch, that's my suggestion.
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