Originally Posted by ChasidicCalvinist
I think the earth tones comes from the saaz hops--I've never used them before so that is a guess though.
In this case, I don't think it is the Saaz. I use them a lot (went through 2+ pounds last year) and have never tasted this specific taste before. I was concerned that I may not have roasted the pumpkin long enough.
In any event, I will definitely let this sit in the bottle for a while. I've got quite a backlog to get through before I can open this batch.