A few of my friends and I made our first all grain Pumpkin Ale last month. Today was the unveiling (the bottles were finished carbonating), and much to our surprise, the ale tastes like a combination of a pumpkin ale and a hefeweizen.
Has this ever happened to anybody? In my opinion, the brew tastes great, it's just weird that it would turn out like this. Very hazy, wheaty.
9 lbs Pale Malt (2-row)
0.5 lbs Crystal 40L
0.5 lbs Crystal 120L
1 lb Aromatic Malt
0.5 lbs Special Roast
0.5 lbs Carapils
1 lb Brown Sugar
1.0 oz Magnum at 60 mins
0.5 oz Kent Golding at 30 mins
0.5 oz Kent Golding at 15 mins
1.0 oz Hallertauer at 5 mins
London Ale (Wyeast) No starter
-Half a can of baked Libby's pumpkin filling was added to mash.
-1 lb of baked pumpkin pulp was added to boil at 60 mins.
-Cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg and 1 lbs of baked pumpkin pulp were added to the boil at 5 mins till flameout.
-Ginger was added into primary fermentor
-Transferred to secondary on day 15. The color of the beer started a dark brown, but at time of transfer to secondary, it was a hazy orange-brown. The coloring has stayed and now, upon pouring into beer glass the all is very hazy (like a wheat ale).
During fermentation, the carboy fluctuated between 69-77 degrees F.
I appreciate the feedback. I just want to know if this happens sometimes with "vegetable beers."