Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale - Anheuser-Busch
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3.3/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.
Pumpkin Ale is synonymous with the fall, and is a style that can be served far into the holiday season. Pumpkin is not all that new to beer either, as American settlers centuries ago brewed with it.
Fluffy off-white head from a hard pour, shows good head retention as it leaves a few sticky patches on the glass. Bright brassy orange color has a flawless clarity. Bit of ale fruitiness in the nose with a mingling of spicing, pumpkin and faint earthy hop that follows. Moderate body, a little wet with a thin sweetness throughout. Smooth carbonation adds to the refreshing mouthfeel. Cinnamon seems to be the biggest assist with the even spicing, layers of nutmeg and an allspice blend present. Malt holds together for the most part and couples with the mild pumpkin character, all which is surrounded by the even spicing. Sufficient bitterness from the hops with a hint of woody or leafy flavor in the dry spicy finish.
Not as raw, gritty or over-spiced as many of the pumpkin ales are. It's also not as thin as a soda-like as some breweries' renditions, it sits right in the middle of the style--which is a good thing. Jack's is clean, drinkable and balanced. Perhaps a bit too clean. The spicing seems to be kept in check this year which is a plus. Worthy of being paired with a turkey dinner.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2010 00:34:52 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.43/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz brown bottle with a "Born On" freshness date of Sep 01 2006.
A- Healthy looking off-white froth, bright copper colored brew with a good clarity.
S- Hint of maltiness, vague spices ... mostly pie spices but the cinnamon seems to be the most prevalent.
T&M- Crisp in a moderate body, quick bite of spice with a fluffy malt sweetness that pairs with a light pumpkin flavor. Finishes with a faint touch of spice and dry malt.
D- Not bad at all, I could only see drinking one of these ... after a while the spice gets to you but that pretty much goes for any pumpkin ale in my book.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2006 03:30:51 | More by Jason
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