walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from the bottle poured a brownish orange, with light tan head and a lot of floaties. aroma, allspice, cinnamon, corriander, nutmeg all on the weak side. flavor pumpkin flavors like almost any of the others I have had with a little bit of sourness to it, it is possible that this bottle was starting to turn
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangeish brown in color with suspended particles in the body along with a tan head. The expected pumpkin aroma along with some cinammon and nutmeg spices. Some pumpkin taste and spices . A typical pumpkin beer, but this one may have lost a bit as it is somewhat old.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much in the way of head, but I really liked the color and the subtle spice undertones to the malt.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The one I had this week directly from the brewery was called Screamin Pumpkin Spiced Ale and it was the best of this type that I’ve had. Tried it from the tap and bottled and both were excellent. Not overpowering as some of the others are. It is well balanced, both in aroma and flavor. I’ll have this again.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Given to me by a co-worker, bottled as "Screamin’ Pumpkin Spiced Ale," . Pours an orangey color with an off-white head. Taste is spicy, and full of pumpkin flavor. Pretty well balanced. Not my thing but if you like pumpkins...
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Screamin' Pumpkin Spiced Ale. Rich orangy amber not much head. Slight orangy head. Spicy tahiti treat aroma sweet. Flavour of corriander, nutmeg and allspice. Cloying spiciness light body with a slight bitter edge.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the "Screamin' Pumpkin Spiced Ale," which I assume is the same beer. This clear orange beer poured with an off-white creamy head and spicy nutmeg aroma. Rather full-flavored, with nutmeg and cinnamon joining forces. A wee bit of bready malts peek through the spicy morass. Decent example of a style that is otherwise wearing thin on me at this point.
Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this in both tap and bottled. Both are excellent with tap being a bit better. Aroma is a stong pumpkin spice, with nutmeg and cinnamon in there, as well as a very faint hop. The taste is very, very good. You can taste the pumpkin first, with spices quickly following, then a very slight hop finish. I wonder how it would taste with whipped cream? This beer made for a nice afternoon with the kids at the brewery while they stuffed thier faces with peanuts. Another great beer produced by MBC!
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light on pumpkin and spices in the taste but bold in the nose. Still this makes it a more balanced version of this Thanksgiving treat. Malts are a bit thin, but evident over the pumpkin. Hoppy finish mixes well with the spices.
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, on premises Well, ya either like pumpkin or ya don't. And I do like this one. This has everything a pumpkin pie has except the Crisco. Has a strong pie taste, but not unpleasantly so. This 2003 edition (listed as 5.0% ABV) nicely balances the pumpkin and spice aspects, though at the cost of the beer flavor. Certainly would taste best fresh at the brewery, so make a stop!