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Old 07-14-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Pumpkin Ale vs. Christmas Ale

Hi all,

I wanted to do both a pumpkin ale and a christmas ale for this coming winter. My question is, would they taste nearly the same? I've heard that you don't really taste the pumpkin in a lot of pumpkin ales, but rather just the pumpkin spice. Are they going to be too similar? I plan on using AHB's mini mash recipe kits, unless anyone can sway me differently.

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The pumpkin isnt a predominant flavor, but it does add alot to mouthfeel I think. Christmas ales have some other spices orange peel and tend to be a little darker


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Thanks for the reply, I've got the Christmas Ale in my shopping cart, but now I'm looking at Yuri's pumpkin ale. I'm just a little confused by some of the discrepancies in the extract version.
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You could try a Pumpkin Porter, I'm trying to throw one together to see if I can. My plan is a straight forward Robust Porter, then add the pumpkin to the mash and spices to secondary just like Yuri's.
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Thanks, but I already have a robust porter going. I just ordered the ingredients to do Yuri's version. Thanks, though.


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