The pumpkin beer came out pretty good over all.
There is pumpkin flavor, and then there is also fermented pumpkin flavor and/or yeast and pumpkin solids flavor.
I'm not so sure it's worth the effort for the maybe 3 gal yield I got. Although, eveyone liked it at Pumpkin Fest.
I wont be doing this next season, and when I try it again some things would be done differently. I wont use wirlfloc and may try a different pumpkin addition time. Have it sparged through the grain to help clarify things maybe etc.
-Do all extra's added to beer fermentations (fruit puree's, pumpkin, etc.) provide a different sort of flavor from their own unique fermentation characteristics? (off flavor may not be the correct term?)
This is also from my experience with the oregon apricot puree also having a different fermented fruit sort of flavor more than apricot flavor. I have not brewed with fruit much, but have used honey a few times and it has a fermented different taste it own, I think.