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Old 09-30-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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Pumpkin Beer

Anyone taste Pumpkin Beer before? Sure does taste like pumpkin and since it is different, I do like it. Don't think it is healthy or anything like that but it is made with pumpkin. Local brewery here has it. We questioned the sediment in the bottom and they said they could not do anything about that. We should try shaking gentley when we drink it. Just curious.

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Old 09-30-2005, 07:42 PM   #2
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I've seen pumpkin beer every fall - haven't tried it yet - although we've tried "dead guy ale" for halloween...!
As for the sediment - the mandarin hefeweisen that I drink (from trader joe's) also has a sediment. I don't mind it one bit, but my husband won't drink it because of it. I wasn't thinking and shook up the bottle, so as to stir the sediment, and then opened it....all over the kitchen! Whoops!
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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We look forward to fall when the pumpkin beers start coming out. Some are better than others of course. There is a brew pub in the town my wife used to live that makes a fantastic pumpkin ale. I will have to take here there this year to get some. Last year she was pregnant so she missed out.
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i've never even seen pumpkin beer around here.
i don't like beer at all but it sounds kind of neat !
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:21 AM   #5
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GB - do pumpkin beers have any "spice" to them?
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:29 AM   #6
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Some do and some don't. I have had so many and they are as varied as any other type of beer you might have had. Some just have a little nutmeg in them and others have all sorts of things. Some have just a hint of pumpkin and others taste like you are drinking a pumpkin pie. Personally I like the ones that have a somewhat subtle pumpkin taste with a little bite of spice. Go to a liquor store that carries a good selection of micro brews or a good brew pub and you are sure to find quite a few to choose from.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:35 AM   #7
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Well, now I'm on a mission....heh heh...
I really have acquired a taste for beer, and as I said months ago to RonJohn, I think one of the major beer companies needs to market a beer for women (as most are aimed toward men - think Budweiser bikini models). They need to have a Vanilla Beer. I've thought this for a long time. Actually, it came about 3 years ago when I put some vanilla torani syrup into my beer and it was great!
Okay, I'm done hijacking the thread.

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Old 10-01-2005, 10:43 AM   #8
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The closest beer for woman that I have seen is blueberry beer. All the woman that I know really enjoy it, but most of the men think it is usually too sweet or fruity. I have had some real good ones that were not sweet at all, but those are hard to find. There was even a brew pub here that had a great blueberry beer that had just a hint of blueberry, but they put a spoonful of berries in the glass with was surprisingly excellent.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:51 AM   #9
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About 2 hours north of Santa Barbara is San Luis Obispo. I've been up there many times for various reasons, one being SLO Brewery. They make a blueberry ale that is absolutely wonderful! Fortunately, around here, I can find some of their goodies, but unfortunately, not the blueberry.
I think I need to go on a beer quest. Gee, I wonder if my husband will join me (hee hee!)
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:10 PM   #10
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I'm sorry, guys. All I can think of in reading this thread is Harry Potter and the pumpkin juice the Hogwarts students are so fond of.
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