I just heard a commercial for Trader Joe's Pumpkin "Butter" (No butter/fat in it) and thought it might be interesting to use in a pumpkin beer.
Evidently it has no artificial ingredients or preservatives and is made up of only Pumpkin,sugar, honey,lemon juice concentrate,spices.
The commercial says it is intensely flavored.
I don't know if it's usable or not....It may be too pectiny to work, but we add pumpkin goop in our beers all the time. Sticking it in the mash tun is always a viable alternative, because the grain often absorbs and filters out stuff.
I wonder about using it somehow to prime with. But that might be too cloudy.
The biggest thing is the cost...It's like 3 bucks for a 10 ounce jar.
It may be interesting to use that much in a 1 gallon batch of a pumpkin ale to see.