AHS Pumpkin Ale  (23) - EXTRACT

AHS Pumpkin Ale (23) - EXTRACT

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A favorite in the fall season, this amber ale features seasonal spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and sweet orange peel.

Specialty malts: English Crystal, Caramunich‚®
Featured hops: Kent Golding
Other additives: pumpkin ale spice pack

O.G. = 1.052
F.G. = 1.013
Approximately 5.1% ABV
Approximately 173 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons

The optional pumpkin is not provided with the recipe. It must be purchased separately.

Pumpkin preparation: cut enough small pumpkins into 1 inch cubes to yield 3 - 4 lb. Place the pumpkin on a cooking pan and cook in the oven at 350 F for 30 min or until softened. If pumpkin in unavailable, 3 - 4 lb of canned pumpkin (non-spiced) may be used instead. The pumpkin is added with the grains during mashing.
4 Stars
Great Pumpkin Ale. Bottling Recommended
This is a great pumpkin ale. The aroma and taste is spot on with what you would expect. I will say its no session beer so I recommend bottling over kegging if you drink as much as I do. It also surprises me how quickly the alcohol creeps up. Great Pumpkin ale!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 9/12/2014
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5 Stars
As good as it gets
My wife and I used to live in Athens GA and go to a microbrewery called Copper Creek. GREAT beer, but their pumpkin ale was far and away their best...would sell out in about 3 days. We moved, and my wife has been on me to try and replicate that recipe. This is THE BEST and (and closest) recipe to that I have been able to do (in 4 years of attempts). I added 2 extra TBLSPS of pumpkin pie spice, soaked in vodka for 3 days first, to the fermenter (I don't do secondaries) one week before bottling. Everything else I followed the recipe on. This is an AMAZING brew, and I just ordered 4 (yes...four) more kits at the request of my wife because it has been made clear to me that this is a beer that we MUST keep on year round. Try this, add a bit of extra pumpkin pie spice, and GET READY...WOW is it good!!!!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 8/26/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
I hoped for a little stronger pumpkin pie flavor in this beer, but it is still a nice session beer. I would definitely make this again, next batch I would increase or double the spice pack.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Extract with Windsor Ale, 4.5% ABV. 10 days in primary and 0 days in secondary, bottle conditioned. What could go wrong did go wrong and still turned out great. Steeped 3 28oz cans of p/p mix along with grains. Forgot to add the bittering hops at start, dropped them in after 41 min of boil, didn't affect final outcome. Added spice back along with 1TBS of p/p spice mix at 55 min mark. At bottling time smell and taste did not have enough pumpkin for me so I added 2tsp of p/p spice mix and bottled. 14 days in bottle the smell/taste was awesome. Last bottle did not last more than 45 days so I did not notice any reduction in pumpkin smell/taste. Will brew this one again, using cooked sugar pumpkins vice pie mix and add the hops according to schedule. Great for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
I used 8 pounds of pie pumpkins for a 10gal batch and the end result was a nice balance between malt, pumpkin, and spices. The spices are pretty subtle so if you prefer the style that tastes like a pie it may be worth adding a little more spice. Ages very well. Something of a foam master on tap; the pumpkin brings a lot of body.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Brewed on 9/11/11 and kegged on 10/17. OG was 1.052 FG at 1.011. I used 3 (16 oz) cans on pumpkin from Whole Foods while steeping then added another can with the bittering hops. I used the WLP005 British Ale yeast. I tapped on 10/19 and finally about to float around the end of January. The bottom 1/3 of the keg really had a bunch of pumpkin flavor but I'm not sure about the age vs stuff settling at the bottom. Also, I can say that when I first drank the brew the spices were there but were subtle. By January the pumpkin had taken over and the spices where gone. I would recommend this brew after 6 weeks of aging to get some strong pumpkin flavor. Would brew again with additional spice packs.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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1 Stars
Classic Review
I've had some very good "house" recipes from AHS (a dozen or more)... but was not really impressed with this one. I just felt that neither the spice nor the pumpkin was the star of this show. While this is one of their more popular recipes, i have to dissent from the crowd and say that this is one of my least favorite.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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5 Stars
Classic Review
use baking pumpkins double the poundage the recipe calls for. scoop out and cube the pumpkins and bake for 20 minutes at 350. add to grain bag and remove before boil. It turns out quite well, good pumpkin/spice flavor. Excellent fall beer, had everyone at thanksgiving wanting more.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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5 Stars
Classic Review
My goal with this brew was to make pumpkin pie in a bottle. Two cans of Libby's spiced pumpkin pie mix were added to my extract kit's grain bag, and I threw an extra teaspoon each of nutmeg and allspice to the boil, and about a half gallon of home made Chi Tea. Dry hopped with a few cinnamon sticks, then hoped for the best. The result, after 2 months in the bottle, was an extremely metallic tasting beer. I believe this is from the massive amount of Chi Tea added - but have no scientific evidence to back this up. I have found, however, that chilling for two weeks greatly lessens the metallic flavor, resulting in a light bodied and enjoyable beer that is, as many have called it, liquid Thanksgiving.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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5 Stars
Classic Review
This was probably my 8th all-grain beer. I cubed three pumpkin pie pumpkins and sprinkled them with brown sugar before baking at 350 for an hour. I added that to the mash and it turned out to be an excellent brew. Everyone who has tried it thinks it is the best pumpkin ale they have had. You rock AHS!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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