Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale | Anheuser-Busch

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Jack's Pumpkin Spice AleJack's Pumpkin Spice Ale
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Jack's Pumpkin Spice AleJack's Pumpkin Spice Ale

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by bubrewer on 10-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Overlord
1.28/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Even on clearance at 1.99 a sixer, this was a rip-off.

Pours with a ... ahhh, screw it. Tastes like overly sweetened carbonated seltzer water, with rancid pumpkin and a weird chemical spice aftertaste mixed it. Just awful.

Going to try to foist these off on my mother-in-law, who loves the wretched Samuel Adams Cranberry lambic for some reason.

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Photo of Stoffel
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Photo of DJRoswell
1.7/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Ok I finally brokedown and bought this pumpkin ale from AB. Umm...the color was a nice orangy, the aroma was hardly there. The taste was Budweiser with the barest hint of spice.

Look don't waste your time with this beer. Go try Southern Tier Imperial Pumking ale. It's a better beer.


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Photo of cokes
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's a baked golden-orange in the glass with a trimming of beige that leaves a decent amount of lace.
Pie crust nose with big contributions from clove, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
These four horsemen show up immediately in the mouth, riding wave after wave of fizz to assault the mouth with spice-laden, astringent mineral water. The nutmeg and allspice are particularly brash, though cinnamon is big too. Had any real malt structure been in place, the spice would have something to settle on and compliment. Here, they seem stranded and frantic. Some honey sweetness materializes as it warms, and still stays littered with spice.
The watery, fizzy, light body cannot support what's going on here. The spicing goes from peppery to bitter to astringent without anything to rein it in. It's not their fault; in a different beer they'd be right at home. Not here.

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Photo of rye726
1.78/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This ale, or lagerale, is an orange color with a weak tan head. Smells like old stale hops, rice, grass, spices, artificial pumpkin and weak malts. More of the same in the flavor department. Quite cloying and artificial tsating. Stale as well. Thin body does not drink well.

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Photo of lawaaaw
1.81/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: golden amber ale, with a large beige foamy head.

Smell: No real smell of pumpkin or spices at all- only a little nutmeg. Can smell the alcohol the most.

Taste: Can hardly taste the pumpkin or spices at all. Tastes like the regular crap beer that Michelob usually puts out.

Mouthfeel: Can feel a bit of burn at the back of the throat, overall its pretty light, not strong or heavy.

Drinkability: I do not like the taste of this beer at all. I would not drink it again. There are way better pumpkin beers out there.

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Photo of cardigan
1.83/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As a lover of pumpkin brews, I was pleased to see a newcomer at Beverages & More this year. Without hesitating, I picked it up, passing over my more preferred Shipyard pumpkin ale.

It poured pale, with not much head. Smell... like not much of anything. First sip... What the hell??? It tasted to me like someone had taken a cheap-ass macro-lager and added a hint of pumpkin and spice to it.

It wasn't until coming to this site to see what other BAs thought that I saw I'd actually purchased an A-B product! Now it all makes sense!

I actually couldn't finish the first one, it was so lame. Now I understand why.

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Photo of Tee76
1.86/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I love Seasonal beers, especially Pumpkin ales but this beer has no right being called a "Pumpkin Ale"

Pours a copper orange color with a light head that disappears quickly.

Some spices are noticeable in the smell but no pumpkin like you'd expect.

Tastes is water down with no pumpkin flavor, it has a small spicy flavor but not the taste you'd expect from a Pumpkin ale

Terrible aftertaste that lingers in your mouth.

Too watered down and too bland to even recommend.This has no business being labeled a "Pumpkin Ale"

It just goes to show you that if you want a good craft or seasonal beer then you need to get the stuff from smaller companies or your local microbreweries because the big companies can't get it right.

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Photo of Amalak
1.87/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A. Crystal clear. Bubbly. Very light copper. Bubbly head that dissipates very quickly.

S. Has a metallic, lager scent. Hint of cinnamon.

T. For a pumpkin, it's terrible. It's a very forced spice that is more of a wird lager. Just weak. Has some caramel and very slight cinnamon taste.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.89/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appears a clear copper hue with a bright off white fizzy head. Aroma nice brilliant mild mix of clove/allspice/nutmeg/cinnamon no real pumpkin rind for me. Flavor is a bit much not real enjoyable or balanced, it's a straight up mix of pumpkin spice little thin malt an no pumpkin flesh to balance. This is pumpkin ale for the masses way different from the average Michelob, but still pretty horrible overall. Mouthfeel is thin and overly carbonated, tickles the back of throat in the worst way. Drinkability overall sucks, this is another hard to finish beer that actually makes you want to despise a popular trendy style that doesn't have to suck.

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Photo of Dorian
1.93/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

I was for one completely dissapointed with this beer I had high hopes sine the bros had good things to say. I think this beer was another failed AB attemp at making a good beer. I started with a bottle poured into a toulip glass still I got nothing from it but a tad bit of cinamon almost nothing. taste extremely carbonated did not taste any pumpkin cinamon or nutmeg. Prety much in a nutshell a clear orange colored bud light.

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Photo of mjd83goblue
1.96/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz single.

First in my Halloween pumpkin beer tasting.

Non even worth a full review. Take a Bud Light and toss some nutmeg and cinnamon in. I don't even taste any pumpkin, just some sweetness in the finish.

Its one thing for AB to attempt to broaden its horizons. Its another thing to make another crappy beer and attempt to market it as "craft".

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Photo of iceball585
1.98/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Clear reddish amber color, head disappeared almost instantly to a white ring around the glass

S- Faint smell of pumpkin/spice, also little metallic smelling

T- Hints of pumpkin, bready, spices

M- Light feel, heavy carbonation, watery finish

D- Easily drinkable (because it's closer to water than beer)

Truely one of the worst pumpkin beer I've had so far. It is truely lacking in every catagory. If you're just looking to get drunk on a seasonal beer w/ little taste then this one's for you.

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Photo of RodBurg
1.98/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear light copper color with an off white head, small amount of lacing as it goes down.

Smells are light. I can smell the malt, but the spices take center stage. No pumpkin or hops.

Watery mouthfeel and taste. Spices and malt. The pumpkin comes through in the taste. The spice-laden aftertaste reminds me of potpourri.

Not a fan. Watered down and artificial tasting. Still haven't had a pumpkin ale I like.

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, some pumpkin, cinammon notes, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some pumpkin/cinammon notes, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of jaltland
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of ALC82
2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Remember as being very average

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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