DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
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! Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2003
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. pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2002
No head in the pour. Pumpkin aroma. Not much hops.Pumpkin and ginger taste comes on strong. It was a good spiced ale. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
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. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2005
burnt orange app. with medium white frothy head...aroma is full of cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, and pumpkin...flavor is the exact same, with a heavier emphasis on the cinnamon...a tad spicy
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. 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. gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Gota try an "odd" Michigan beer when you find it on draft at a bowling alley. Very light golden color. Smells spicy but not pumkiny. And that is how it tastes. Yes it has pumpkin flavor but it is not a heavy “desert” or fruit beer. It is crisp and spicy. All the condiments of pumpkin pie such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey but not the real strong pumpkin taste. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 9/3/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Screamin Pumpkin pours a translucent light caramel color with a foamy off-white that shows good retention and leaves a bit of lace on the glass.
The aroma is very good. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice combine with the pumpkin to give a nice pumpkin-forward aroma. Lightly sweet malt in the background.
The malt comes in a bit too soft. Slightly sweet but lacking enough punch, the pumpkin really dominates the flavor along with the spices. Cinnamon mostly, but a bit of nutmeg and all spice contribute to the pumpkin pie flavor. The end has an astringent grassy bitterness that is fairly off-putting. The finish is a little bit bitter.
The body is a little bit light for what I would like given the flavor profile. The malt really does not hold up to the strong pumpkin and spices. The carbonation kind of gets lost. It starts light sweet and sticky, but by the end there is a light astringency.
The aroma is by far the best part about this beer. The taste is a little bit off to me with the lack of balance between the malt and pumpkin and also the astringent bitterness that comes in at the end. There are better pumpkin beers out there. Cartoonkhaki (1313) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
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.