Pumpkin Beer Revisited

I was a little disappointed with my pumpkin beer this year. It was a pleasant surprise last year so I was looking forward to brewing it again. My skills and technique are better, what could go wrong? Well, the first beer from the batch seemed a little off. It was nothing major so I decided to let it mature a little bit more. This was an easy decision since my latest attempt at Hank’s Hefeweisen is really nice and I have two cases of it. Last weekend I was looking for a beer to drink while watching a football game so I grabbed a pumpkin beer. This time it reminded me of the pumpkin beer I brewed last year, a nice mellow ale with a touch of pumpkin flavoring. The extra two weeks has done wonders for it. I love it when a plan comes together!