It doesn't really taste like pumpkin. But the bread is darn good, especially with honey. Trader Joe's Beer Bread, all you do is add beer or soda or any carbonated drink. I added pumpkin ale because I was curious about it tasting like pumpkin. It doesn't. Another fascinating thing I heard about stout breads is you can bake them in tin cans. You can probably bake anything in tin cans but I think the stout has something to do with it rising.... to tell you the truth I don't know. None the less, dinner tonight: chili, rice, and some yummy bread.