Monday, September 7, 2020

Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale

 Fall is upon us and, as is the yearly tradition, pumpkin flavored beers are spilling out of the breweries and onto store shelves. Samuel Adams has a new offering this year in the form of its Jack-O pumpkin ale. At first, I thought it was an ill-advised tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but, no. Available via 6-pack and in its "Sweater Weather" seasonal box, Samuel Adams Jack-O pumpkin ale is an interesting entry into the pumpkin beer wars. 

I picked this up as part of the Samuel Adams "Sweater Weather" seasonal variety pack which also includes Boston Lager, Sam 76 and Oktoberfest. Of those four choices, Jack-O was the one that I was  trepidacious about. I had thought it would be a more Earthy, vegetable style beer and what I was met with was something more akin to pumpkin pie than straight pumpkin. And that's not a bad thing. Samuel Adams Pumpkin Ale is a very pleasant, drinkable beer that smells of nutmeg and cinnamon and tastes like a decent pumpkin pie. It's very good as a Fall dessert beer and I could see myself enjoying this alongside some turkey or some meatloaf. 

Samuel Adams Jack-O Beer
Enjoying A Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale. 

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