Thanksgiving Pumpkin Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • A festive pumpkin beer recipe that is malt-forward with a mild hop finish and subtle flavor of pumpkin spice
  • Includes Northern Brewer and Cascade hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 28-32
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Also referred to as a pumpkin beer recipe, our famous Thanksgiving Ale is based on an Amber Ale with modest bittering, a mild hop finish, and of course the subtle flavor of pumpkin spice. Not overpowering in the spice, it is a great beer to share with both experienced and novice beer lovers. Show up at Thanksgiving with a case of your own pumpkin spiced beer and your in-laws may just change their mind about you... normally you can't buy that kind of love.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.045-50
  • SRM (Color Range): 14
  • IBUs: 28-32
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Want to bring a keg to Thanksgiving and I like it
Donald A on Oct 29, 2022
Brew in time for the holidays.
Tony S on Oct 21, 2022
Want to bring a keg to Thanksgiving and I like it
Donald A on Oct 29, 2022
Have brewed this before, wife likes it, so I have to brew it every year!
Christopher H on Oct 26, 2022
Brew in time for the holidays.
Tony S on Oct 21, 2022
A friend wanted something like pumkinhead, plus you had a deal on it.
Kenneth b on Oct 3, 2022
This is the time of year for this!
Jay S on Sep 20, 2022
Fred B on Aug 23, 2022
Love pumpin ales and Thankgsiving--the perfect time for them--is around the corner!
MICHAEL M on Aug 22, 2022
you were out of Octoberfest beer with ale yeast
Mark M on Aug 17, 2022
Something new
Mark A Williams on Aug 10, 2022
The description sounded good
Mark R on Jan 22, 2022
It's that season!
Philip Fischer on Sep 4, 2021
Made it last year. Love it!
Love pumpkin beer
Greg Lutowsky on Mar 9, 2021
Make this every year always a favorite
Kyle M on Nov 24, 2020
Had it before and liked it
Christopher H on Oct 10, 2020
I have had this multiple times and it is great
justin king on Oct 8, 2020
I'm married to a white woman
Andrew M on Oct 2, 2020
Wife likes pumpkin stuff
Zachary W on Sep 19, 2020
I'm going to make a Halloween beer!
Blake Douglas A on Sep 18, 2020
It my, my wife's and friends favorite brew kit for the fall
William M on Sep 5, 2020
Love pumpkin
Valued C on Sep 4, 2020
Trying this recipe for first time. Had pretty good reviews but adding real pumpkin and an additional 2 lbs of Rahr 6-Row
Rick on Aug 18, 2020
Love Pumpkin Beer
Mike P on Jan 18, 2020
I wanted a pumpkin ale
Nic G on Nov 23, 2019
Promotional email
Kathryn P on Nov 11, 2019
love pumpkin beers, so thought I'd try this
Adam J. N on Nov 8, 2019
Hosting Thanksgiving this year, and fermenter is just ready for a new batch.
James R W on Nov 7, 2019
I love pumpkin beer and I wanted to make my own
Wendy R on Oct 28, 2019
Haven't tried it yet
Kevin D on Oct 14, 2019
Its October
Michael R on Oct 12, 2019
I pick it every year at this time. We like to have a party at Halloween with several types of beers. I give the guests two marbles to vote between the three beers I brew up.
Clay Bridgewater on Sep 9, 2019
I’ve made it before and I love this kit!
Michael H on Sep 6, 2019
It’s that time of year to brew a pumpkin beer
Valued C on Sep 2, 2019
I made it last year, it was good
Mark M on Aug 31, 2019
Tis the Season
Eric F on Aug 28, 2019
Have brewed a few different pumpkin beers, interested in trying a new recipe
S O on Aug 28, 2019
Something new
Gene E on Jul 23, 2019
3rd time to brew. Good success and seasonable brew.
William Flynn on Jul 12, 2019
To be able to brew a seasonal ale in a few months.
Kevin L F on Jun 17, 2019
Looked interesting and decent reviews.
Big Red Snob on Apr 2, 2019
I like pumpkin beer
Patrick T on Dec 12, 2018
Tried my first pumpkin ale this year. Loved it. I'll try this one
Clint S on Nov 27, 2018
Brewed last year, excellent kit!
Christopher H on Nov 17, 2018
A "pumpkin" really hits the spot in the fall
Mike K on Oct 23, 2018
It's almost Thanksgiving
Eric G on Oct 7, 2018
I love pumpkin beer.
Christian V on Sep 30, 2018
Neighbors wanted me to brew this
Robert T on Sep 21, 2018
My family and friends like this kit and its a good seasonal one since we love fall in New England!
William L G on Jul 31, 2018
tis the season for sept party
Michael C on Jul 27, 2018
Supper good
jorge p on Jul 23, 2018
Have brewed this before, wife likes it, so I have to brew it every year!
Christopher H on Oct 26, 2022
A friend wanted something like pumkinhead, plus you had a deal on it.
Kenneth b on Oct 3, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Every year
I brew this up every year. Always do a starter at least a day before with the S05 yeast. My wife loves this beer and it is always the first to go. Gets me into the Halloween spirit as I have a few bottles I quaff down while sitting out front on Halloween brewing up another batch of beer. I have tried the roasting a pumpkin and adding to the beer, but this is much easier just adding the spices. Will try the can of pumpkin this year near the end of the boil as I saw another user tried this out.
September 8, 2019
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of my best brews yet
Wonderfull brew. One of my best yet, and everyone continues to ask for more.
April 10, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Decent light ale with subtle pumpkin flavor, made per recipe kit. Next year I'll try it again with more pumpkin spice.
September 6, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
First Beer
While I was excited to finally brew my own beer for the first time, I did some research, asked a lot of questions, and put a plan together. I used 3 - 15oz cans of organic pumpkin and fresh ground pumpkin pie spices rather than the ones included in the package. I'm not sure what the organic pumpkin did other than give the beer a slight creamy taste adding to the body of the beer, otherwise there is no pumpkin flavor at all. I also used S-05 yeast, and it was fermented in a stainless steel fermenter at 68?_F. The spices come through nicely, but next time I will use a tablespoon in place of the two teaspoons it called for. While the beer is drinkable for sure, its mediocre at best. That being said, it may be I'm just not pleased with the flavor expecting more from the pumpkin but I will do this one again for sure.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth waiting in a pumpkin patch for!
This really is the Great Pumpkin! I'm not so much a fan of beers using pureed pumpkin, but do like the pumpkin spice in just about anything and this nice ale is just dandy! I made a batch for Thanksgiving as we were hosting about 30 family members and it was a big hit! I called it "Bumpkin Pumpkin's Turkey Day Ale" Will be doing this one again next year!
May 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
Middle of the Road
It's very middle of the road. I added some spices and upped the malt bill a little to get some more holiday character
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Better then store baught.
I added 6 lbs. of roasted pie pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch; I now have a new favorite beer on tap.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Just got done brewing this
I tasted a little bit of the wort.. and its far more impressive than what I have brewed via online recipes. Thumbs up and cant wait until this is ready! You guys have outdone yourselves with this one! I also tried an all grain batch via the recipe provided, and added some cinnamon. Cant wait!!!
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Another Great Year of Pumpkin
I just open one of my pumpkin beers, and it's sooooooooo good!
I made it just like the kit called for, but I added one tablespoon of pumpkin spice I got from my local grocery store and I added 2, 15oz cans of Libby's 100% pure pumpkin into the last 15 min. of my boil.
I also pitched one pack of S0-5 dry yeast in my primary.
I let it set in my primary for 10 days at 68 degrees and then I racked it to my secondary and let that set for another 14 days before I bottled it. All the pumpkin pure sank out to the bottom of my yeast cake, so when I did bottled my beer, it was nice and clear.
I let the bottles set under my stairs for 2 weeks before I put some in my refrigerator.
All I can say is, YUMMY!!!!.......
If you like pumpkin pie, you will Love this beer! It just keeps getting better and better the longer I let it set in my refrigerator.
Hope this helps.

October 28, 2013
Response from MoreFlavor
what type of yeast did u use???
December 14, 2017
Response from MoreFlavor
what type of yeast did u use???
December 22, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5
Great pumpkin beer
If your a fan of a nice easy drinking pumpkin this is the one for you. I added an extra oz of German Opal hops, then a little extra nutmeg and cinnamon to give it a good bite. This year i may add some real pumpkin to make it authentic.
May 26, 2013