ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Tap. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head that basically settles out. Aroma of malt, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Palate is light to medium, watery, mildly carbonated, spicy finish. DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Poured deep bright amber, slightly red. Very strong sweet pumpkin spice aroma. Taste is sweet like pumpkin pie. Full array of spices. Strong very sweet pumpkin ale, PetStain (14) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured redish/amber. Very spicy and very sweet. Tasted just like pumpkin pie. I loved this and will be bringing it to holiday parties all winter. mstockton (238) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2006
On tap at CK Diggs in Troy, MI. Good flavor with a lot of spice and cinnamon. An amber colored beer. Probably not a beer that you could guzzle all night, though.
I guess I always expect a lot from these pumpkin ales and I’ve never really had one that meets my expectations...this one comes close, though. BigBeer45 (1595) - Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 12 oz. bottle, poured a light brown amber color with some red, this pumpkin ale looked more red then the other pumpkin ales I have had, some bubbles that stayed around a bit, that spices jump out compared to the other pumpkin ales, a bite on the tongue in the after taste, I do not know if it is the hops or the spices, this smells like a piece of pumpkin pie in your glass, the spices overwhelm the pumpkin, I had to search for the pumpkin in this one, pumpkin is hardly there in the brew, this ale left some lacing on the glass, there is a bit of bitterness on the palate after swallowing, little dry on the palate, not as thirst quenching as some other pumpkin ales but I liked the kick in the nose with the spices, just wished the pumpkin came through more.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2006
On tap at Coles, Buffalo NY. Aroma heavy on cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Medium body with decent white aromatic head. Pumpkin pie in a pint glass. prefer it over Post Road & it’s pretty comparable to Shipyard. One or two limit. Reccomend if you like these sort of things jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2006
interesting-looking bottle, gotta be worth a try. dark copper colored liquid with a thin ring of white head, crystal-clear filtered. pumpkin pie spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, whatever the hell else goes in to a pumpkin pie, it’s all there. it covers up any "beer" characteristics. that’s not to say that all you can taste is the spice, but the only lasting impression of this beer is that it’s a fun fall seasonal. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Michigan Brewing Company Screamin’ Pumpkin Spiced Ale
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, carved into 10/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass.
Poured copper with a whiteish fizzy quickly diminishing head.
Smelt of pumpkin pie! Mostly cinnamon, some cloves and pumpkin.
Taste was upfront cinnamon with a light pumpkin sweetness, followed by the moderate cloves taste and some nutmeg, with a tinge of pumpkin sweetness, on a medium length finish that finishes with light spice aromas and an awkwardly bitter aftertaste, like pumpkin rinds/skins. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, fizzy, slightly dry and some moderate/harsh astringency.
Overall, the aroma is wonderful, the flavor is almost there, but the harsh bitter finish leaves you afraid to take another sip. Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Pours light orange and clear. Aroma is spices and cinnimon. Flavor is very spicy the clove taste is over powering, however it does taste like pumpkin pie. I poured the last inch down the drain. zug4abby (288) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle shared by DarkElf! Pours a clear orangey color with a medium head and lots of lacing. Super yummy cinammon and nutmeg aroma with warm pumpkin hitting the nose (almost makes me wish for a piece of pumpkin pie). Flavor is absolutely delicious like pumpkin pie with lots of dry cinammon hints. Definitely the best pumpkin ale i’ve ever had! Very smooth and dry. Thanks again Stephen, this beer rocked!!