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Pumpkin Ale - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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87
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 11-03-2003

A spicy finish balances the sweet start of this seasonal favorite. Orange in color with the delicious taste and aroma of pumpkin pie!
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Photo of Backlash209
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on-tap 10/15/10 and I have to say I have had almost all pumpkin ales including the new Sam Adams Pumpkin Ale and this one from BJ's was the best I have ever had. It was like liquid pumpkin pie.
It would be fantastic to see this being bottled

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Zooman_44
4.78/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I had this on my 30th birthday. It was delicious.

Photo of khall
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of IreRican
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +16.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Spineypanda
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to say that it has been hard for me to find a pumpkin ale that I really enjoyed. I have tried three this season and have enjoyed them, but they just haven't hit the spot.

BJ's Pumpkin Ale has definitely done that, it tastes exactly what I wanted it to taste like, smelled like it, and looked like it too :).

It has a nice orange gold color to it, and smells of apple pie spices. The taste is great! The spices and pumpkin are strong, but not too overwhelming since thats what I look for.

Nice and thick feeling and would be great with thanksgiving dinner.

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4.36/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Amp
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Floydster
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

64 ounce growler purchased from the West Covina location a few nights ago for twelve dollars, drank an hour later after a short stint in the fridge, reviewed from notes, poured into a flute glass

A-Medium brown with some orange highlights, one inch off white head that is rather creamy, stays around for a few minutes, some retention, no lacing
S-Pumpkin that is more like the pie than the flavor itself, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet malt, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, sweetness, and light bread
T-Starts off more bready than expected with most of the spices coming in the finish, gets sweeter and more rounded as time goes on, like the way the nutmeg complements the brown sugar, not overly sweet while bringing that dessert-like taste upfront, by the end it is more reliant on malt but the spice is definitely there, the pumpkin flavor never fades and that was the best part about its taste
M-Mildly spicy, sweet, malty, and chewy mouthfeel, medium bodied but on the thicker side for its style, nice level of carbonation, taste lingers with pumpkin pie flavor
D-Could have drank the whole growler in one night but left forty or so ounces for my dad, couple pints go down pretty easy, light on the stomach, alcohol is hidden and it is smooth

I was looking forward to trying this after I missed last years, not the absolute best pumpkin ale I have had but easily accessible and quite inexpensive, wish this was around more often because it is definitely one of BJs' better brews, flavor was impressive, will drink again if it is there next time I go for dinner, recommended

Photo of starkmarvelo
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BJ's Pumpkin Ale

A- no head. Clear brown w. orange hue. Lots of bubbles, kinda watery looking.

S-Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, malt sweetness. Smells like Pumpkin Pie.

T-Nice brown ale base with good amount of malt sweetness. This is a rare pumpkin beer that has more pumpkin flavor than cinnamon and nutmeg, which are there and blend very well. Great creamy pie-like flavor.

M- thin to medium with good amount of carbonation. Great creamy pumpkin after taste.

O- Excellent pumpkin flavor, great aftertaste. Easy drinking.

Buy again.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pleasantly surprised...this beer is pretty damn good.

Brought to me in an American ghetto pint glass (what? like 14 oz when filled to the brim?). It's a reddish-copper color and has great clarity. Not much head to speak of, but the glass is cold and they filled it way up.

Smells good! Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sweet cream and real maple syrup. Nose is fresh and clean. Not much hops or malt that jump right out at 'cha.

Taste falls on the pumpkin pie end of the spectrum of pun'kin beers. Also get some baked red apples. Spices are quite prevalent, but it is not necessarily "spicy tasting". Has more of a sweet pumpkin pie flavor with perhaps some whipped cream on top. Low carbonation is a good thing. It is a bit thin, however.

Quite enjoyable, but not as complex as it could be. A solid effort, and easy to drink as well.

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Pumpkin Ale from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.