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Beer Styles

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Pumpkin Beer

One of the most popular seasonal beers, this is a lager or ale that is brewed with fresh or processed pumpkin or winter squash. Since the fruit does not have much of a taste by itself, many craft brewers have taken to adding spices typically found in pumpkin pie, like cinnamon and clove. However, these flavors should not overpower the final product. Pumpkin can be found in everything from stouts to pale ales and pilseners.

Category: Specialty Beers

Food Pairings

  • Roasted Turkey
  • Camembert
  • Coffee Ice Cream

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
50-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Any range of color depending on the underlying style

Clarity

Varies

Carbonation (Visual)

Varies

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Varies

Hop

Hop bitterness is low to medium-low

Malt

Malt sweetness is low to medium-high

Esters

Can be present.

Phenols

Can be present

Sensations

Body

Varies

Carbonation

Low to High

Finish Length

Varies

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

Varies

Malt

Varies

Water

Varies

Yeast

Lager or Ale

Other Styles you May Enjoy

 
 
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