Screamin' Pumpkin | Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
griffinclawbrewingcompany.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by SerialTicker on 09-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,432
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
170
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of joenotsocool
4.81/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

***rating weighted for pumpkin beers***

For pumpkin beer, this is world class. For beer in general, is is still a solid 4 overall.

The smell is great and hits you right away upon opening. It is best poured, but this is one of the few beers I have had that was great right out of the can....(fall back woods bonfire).

It has a heavier body than most pumpkin beers with a richer head than most as well. Sweeter than most of the pumpkin beers, there is a strong pumpkin pie taste. If you are strong willed enough I would suggest holding on to a few for Thanksgiving.

The after taste is great as well unlike most pumpkin beers. The alcohol taste is almost non existent and it remains on the pallet for quite some time after drinking.

In all, this is a solid choice and I would advise picking some up if you can. I put my traditional ontoberfest beers aside this year for this one to mix it up. Not disappointed in the least bit.

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Photo of ESchweers
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.78/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Pours golden red with a decent beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, caramel, fruit, and malt. Taste is similar. I do not enjoy pumpkin beers at all. This one is better than most.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours deep copper color with nice off white head. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - lots of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, clove, and allspice.

Taste - Really balanced pumpkin flavors, pumpkin spice, vanilla, cinnamon. Natural flavors not artificial at all.

Feel - Medium bodied soft carbonation smooth.

Overall - A really well done pumpkin ale, well balanced and light.

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Photo of TheOakKing
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparty1224
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 16 oz. can poured into a Founder's Harvest Party pint glass. No canning date, but likely over 2 months old at this point.

A: Almost a tapered amber color, lighter at the bottom. Small amount of off-white head.

S: Soft notes of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, allspice. Very warm and inviting.

T: Very nice and balanced pumpkin flavor. Not too sweet or overpowering. Hits of nutmeg, cinnamon. Not overly spiced either.

M: Medium body, good carbonation. Aftertaste has a surprising touch of bitterness.

O: First time I had this beer was when it was brewed by Michigan Brewing Company, who has since closed. Since picking up the recipe, Griffin Claw has done a really nice job with this. This beer was always the most pumpkin pie-forward of the pumpkin beers. Lots of graham crust, rich pumpkin. Definitely not overly sweet or spicy like some pumpkin beers can succumb to. Along with Ichabod, this is easily one of my favorite pumpkin beers.

Recommendation: One of the better pumpkin beers, this should be a Fall staple for many.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a can of this to try when my wife went on a mini vacation to Michigan about 2 weeks ago. Poured out of a 16 oz. can into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, light to medium amber/copper color with a fluffy looking white head that's over half an inch thick when poured that settles to 1/2 an inch a few minutes after being poured. Has good retention. Strong aromas of pumpkin, ginger, clove and nutmeg are all present with some toasted malts as well. Flavorwise, this starts off with some nice, roasted, bready caramel malt sweetness along with flavors of pumpkin, ginger, clove, nutmeg and a bit of all spice. Nicely balanced flavor profile, and the use of real pumpkin really comes through nicely tastewise. Has a somewhat crisp, also smooth and frothy, medium bodied mouthfel with light to moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink in the way good beer ought to be. Has a very clean finish with a slightly dry aftertaste.

Eric

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Photo of adipilla8708
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nunya
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the better pumpkin beers I've had. A lot of pumpkin flavor nice smell and not overly sweet at only 5 %.

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Photo of jduprey007
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datchethilbery
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gvhockey
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHDoyle
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Honey color with a slightly off-white head

S - Big, spicy notes of cinnamon with an earthy undertone...sort of like pumpkin pie

T - The spice and cinnamon come through on the palate and are consistent with the taste. There was also some bitterness that I didn't expect. Not a lot, but enough to be noticeable.

M - Light and medium carbonation.

O - This was just so-so. The spice notes and body somewhat reminded me of a tripel. In general I think pumpkin beers are becoming unnecessarily numerous and I for one would be happy to see this fad die. Every fall it seems there are more and more pumpkin beers on the shelf and they arrive much earlier in the season. They way they multiply reminds me of bacteria in a Petri dish. And what's so good about pumpkin? I understand why beers flavored with chocolate, citrus or bourbon are popular; those things are delicious. But pumpkin? Other than a piece or two of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, I'd wager most people don't consume too much it.

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Photo of Vogie
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent Pumpkin Ale with all of the great spices you would expect. Probably the best Pumpkin beer in Michigan.

Cheers!

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Photo of WesM63
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DadsDrunkAgain
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best pumpkin brews I've had. Slightly sweet pumpkin pie spice, a slight twinge of bitter. Like Budweiser mixed with pumpkin pie. A little heavy on the belly.

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Photo of MispeledStalion
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmiah22
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Screamin' Pumpkin from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 170 ratings