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Walt's Pumpkin Ale

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Walt's Pumpkin Ale

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Beer Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer (21B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.5 US gallons

Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Beer Color

Ingredients:

  • 12 lbs 12.0 oz - Pale Malt(2-row) (1.8 SRM) (Grain)
  • 12.0 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 12.0 oz - Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2.4 oz - Smoked Malt (9.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.00 lbs - Pumpkin canned (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 0.5 oz - Golding US Pellet Type 90 [5.0%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 2.00 tsp - Pumpkin Pie Spice (Boil 60 min) (Misc)
  • 0.11 oz - Cinnamon Stick (Boil 60 min) (Misc)
  • 0.5 oz - Fuggles Pellet Type 90 [5.1%] - Boil 30 min (Hops)
  • 0.5 oz - Fuggles Pellet Type 90 [5.1%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.061 (14.8° P)
Final Gravity: 1.017 SG (4.3° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.7%
Color SRM: 15.9  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 14.1
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.50 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by tractorjack on Tue May 6 2014

A lot of people complain that pumpkin ales are too much like pumpkin pie in a glass. This one balances nicely... Spiced, but not 'knock you over' spiced. There's a note of real pumpkin here; I think next time I would round the Rausch malt I used up to 4 oz to provide a touch more of the smoky undertone... It gives the brew a certain something that helps it stand apart. I would definitely re-brew this.