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Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by imtroy703, Jul 17, 2020.
#1 Lime and ginger
#2 Mango and hot pepper
#3 Coffee and vanilla
Smoked malt and black patent malt
Various caramel malts and various roasted malts
Lots of low alpha aroma hops and a pale grist
Saison yeasts and less expressive Brett strains
Cascade and Willamette (for an old school vibe)
Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial
Simcoe, Chinook, and Columbus
Brown malt and earthy hops
Can’t say I’ve had it before so can’t tell you how good it is yet, but one of my next batches will be a lightly soured ale with mango and ginger.
Cherries and chocolate/roasted malts, maybe some cacao nibs or cocoa powder. Chocolate porter, cherry stout. You know what I’m talking about
Citra and Mosaic
Sour and Apricot
Old School C Hops and Rye Malt
Malt,hops, water, and yeast has always made nice beer in my experience.
Don’t cut yourself on my edge
I recognize that this is a homebrewing focused question but permit me to expand the discussion to beer blending. Two beer styles that blend very well together IMO are a Pumpkin beer with lots of spices and a Chocolaty beer (e.g., Young's Double Chocolate Stout).
I have not done this but if one were to try to homebrew a beer that tastes like this blend I suppose brewing a chocolaty stout/porter (using actual chocolate or cocoa) and adding some pumpkin pie spices (e.g., McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice) would get you there. Has anybody brewed this sort of beer?
I'd figure that doing something that blurs the line between an American and English porter (going by current BJCP guidelines) would be about right.
FWIW, I like spiced beers, but most of the stuff on the market is pretty one-dimensional. One of the best liked homebrews I ever made (at least among friends and family) was an Old Ale (of the strong dark mild variety), that used a spice blend similar to pumpkin spice, just a bit more complex. Ought to revisit that one.
I am sorta there as well.What I like about the blend I discussed above is that the chocolaty flavors seem to very much complement the pumpkin pie spice flavors, well it does for my personal palate.
Yep, spice for the sake of spice is not tasty to me. The commercial pumpkin spice beers I've had that I enjoy tend to have a well integrated caramel malt presence, without being too sweet, and the bit of chocolate/roast that you get in in the pumpkin stouts or whatever is very nice, if they're not too sweet.
I am not a big fan of pumpkin beers in general but I do enjoy Dogfish Head Punkin for reasons similar to what you stated. The base beer for Punkin is a Brown Ale and I enjoy the malty flavor of that beer accompanied by the judicious use of spices; the flavors complement each other nicely in that beer IMO.
I also enjoy coffee flavors with pumpkin spices. Elysian had that pumpkin stout, howl at the moon maybe?, that was tasty. Avery Pump[ky]n was also amazing.
There is a beer from Elysian labeled as Dark O' The Moon, is that the beer you are referencing?
Below is how this beer is described on BA:
“Notes: Stout brewed with pumpkin, and pumpkin seeds with cinnamon added. Spookily smooth and chocolatey with a hint of cinnamon - brewed annually for Elysian's Great Pumpkin Beer Festival.”
There is mention of “chocolatey” so maybe I would enjoy drinking this beer. Kinda funny that they only use one of the pumpkin pie spices – only cinnamon.
If you want to make something known, make it known.
I suppose. I guess I just like the combo of pumpkin pie spices (Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspic). I have yet to homebrew a pumpkin type beer but if I did I will be using a blend of those four spices (e.g., McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice).
I got that statement backwards.Less is more when you want complexity, more is more when you're just trying to get a point across.
Orange + Vanilla
Pineapple + Coconut
Maple + coffee
coconut + coffee
Vanilla + cinnamon
Vanilla and pretty much anything actually
Coconut + hazelnut
Chili + cacao + cinnamon