I don't like a lot of pumpkin beers, but I have to brew one now for the homebrew club. A buddy of mine has a family farm that grows the little sweet pumpkins that are meant for cooking (not the big Jack O' Lantern types, which taste like ____). So he gave us all some of the pumpkin, asking us to brew a batch with it to see what works. We can make whatever style we want, adding the pumpkin to the mash or in secondary or whenever, as long as it uses 2 pounds of pumpkin somewhere. So I've decided to go for more of a sweet potato pie sort of a thing..... Scotch ale.... with big malt sweetness, and consideration of whether to add a little vanilla to mimic marshmallow topping. No cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg or clove in this one at all. I want to steer in a new direction. I think a Scotch ale might work well with this. I haven't brewed it yet but I'll be doing so this weekend. Although not a typical fan of pumpkin type beers, I'm actually interested to see how it turns out.