Michigan Brewing Screamin' Pumpkin Spiced Ale - Michigan Brewing Company

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Michigan Brewing Screamin' Pumpkin Spiced AleMichigan Brewing Screamin' Pumpkin Spiced Ale

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87
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Michigan Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 09-27-2003)
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Tee76
4.97/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer pours a copper color with a red tinge to it.

The smell is exactly that of a Freshly Baked Pumpkin pie

It has a nice spicey pumpkin taste with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon

It's a medium beer with a good amount of carbonation.

I could drink this beer all day, it's not one of those "gimmick" beers where after 1 or 2 you've had enough. Great beer and very drinkable! Highly recommended.

Photo of ef88
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured 12 oz. bottle into my Dogfish Head pint glass.

A: Creamy 2 1/2-finger head with consistent and thick lacing. Nice light copper color, too.

S: Plenty of cinnamon, buttered popcorn, apples, and pumpkin pie.

T: Butter and cream at first, quickly followed by a pumpkin pie sweetness. Smooth apple and cinnamon finishes and lingers.

M: Creamy with little carbonation. Nice cleansing finish.

O: Hands down, the best pumpkin ale I've had.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of schusterbauer
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I didn't think I'd drink this beer again after 2006's batch was spiced beyond all measures of sanity. A bottle was given to me though, so I couldn't let it go to waste.

Fantastic brown color with a swelling foamy head. Impressive. Smells like pumpkin pie -- good from-scratch, spicy pumpkin pie. Tastes the same, and has enough hops to balance things out, and powdery cocoa on the finish. Nice thick liquid -- very drinkable. Delicious!

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Updating review to a more recent tasting. Poured from the bottle.

Pours amber with a medium to thin white head, retains as lacing, some effervescence is visible.

The smell is mainly of cooked pumpkin with some cinnamon and nutmeg spice with a buttery addition.

Taste follows, pumpkin and autumnal spice with subtle grain malt and the tinniest hint of hop. Brown sugar and caramel round out the flavor.

Feels moderate with subdued carbonation.

This is the pumpkin beer to which all others should aspire. So delicious and decadent, embodies the fall season in every way. Do not pass this up.

Photo of DannyDan
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark orange with a foamy white head that maintains really good retention and superb lacing. The scent is nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and all-spice giving this beer a great aroma that makes you want to taste it. The taste starts out with pumpkin mixed with sweet malts followed by some spices and finishes with pumpkin and nutmeg, even tough cinnamon is very strong in the middle. The mouthfeel is a medium bodied brew that leaves a bite and clings to the tongue thanks to the spices. Overall this is one of the best pumpkin beers I have tasted so far and one i'll be buying more of.

Photo of stouty1
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange/red with a small creamy head that quickly filtered to a small bubbles clinging to he side of the bottle. Smell's like a pumpkin pie. Tastes like a pumpkin pie. Spices of cinamon and nutmeg throughout with a slight bitter aftertaste. Of th ethree pumpkin brews I've had, this is by far the best.I bought a sixer of this on a whim and that turned out to be a good thing!

Photo of clint1019
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Gold in color with a thick bubbly toffee colored head.

S - Pumpkin, pumpkin spices, and a sweet caramel malt aroma.

T - Has a few different flavors going on and they all go very well together. Starts out with a nice caramel malt flavor and then has a pumpkin and a pumpkin spice flavor. Also, has a really intense molasses flavor that really adds a new depth to this beer.

M - Light bodied and lightly carbonated.

O - Wow! Now this is a real pumpkin beer! A great combination of pumpkin, spices, and molasses. Almost taste like a cross between a pumpkin pie, a Molasses cookie, and a Ginger snap. Pretty awesome. By far the best pumpkin beer I've tried this year. I'll have to pick up a few more of these yet this year before they're gone.

Photo of nortmand
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have had this in my cellar since fall '03, aged OK, but won't probably save again.
Pours orange-red with two fingers of white foam.
Smells is very pumpkin pie-like, spicy, rich smelling.
Very spicy, nutmeg, pumpkin pie flavor, supported by a firm maltiness.
Mouthfeel is very big and rich, but the beer is still extremely drinkable.
Because of the flavor and richness of this beer, it is very satisfying, like a piece of pumpkin pie.
Although, if you are looking for a beer that tastes like pumpkin, sans pumpkin pie spice, try New Holland's Ichabod.

**EDIT**
Opened a bottle last night that had been sitting around for 2.5 years. Absolutely fantastic. After ~ 1 year it was quite metallic, but after the additional aging time, the beer was smooth and creamy, slightly sweet and with a nice subtle punpkin spice. Buy a case and put it away for awhile!

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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Cole's.

Pours a clear orange, thin slightly off white head forms, drops to a thin ring rather quickly and leaves a few lace spots, real nice colour. Smell is awesome, very spicy, pumpkin, tons of caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, biscuit, honey, very rich and intense, amazing spice combo. Taste is similar, super spicy up front, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, biscuits, toffee, honey, graham cracker, pumpkins, crazy spice finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Very satisfying, reminds me of Pumpking, how pumpkin ales should be!

Photo of Lillenk
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Grill One Eleven.

Appearance is a nice browish color with a nice white head.

Smell is very powerful. Lots of cinnamon, allspice aromas going on.

Taste is great. It was described to me as "pumpkin pie in a glass" and it definately lived up to that. One of my favorites of the season.

Mouthfeel was good and this beer was light enough to drink quite a few but I don't know if I would enjoy the flavor after one or two.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Michigan Brewing Screamin' Pumpkin Spiced Ale from Michigan Brewing Company
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