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Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale for Thanksgiving

By Mike Thayer

Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale
A great beer to have on hand for Thanksgiving

So I had a housewarming party just before Halloween and in stocking the bar for the party, I picked up some beer to compliment the other adult beverages and I selected the "Sweater Weather" variety pack from Sam Adams.  I'm a Sam Adams fan, and included in this variety pack is their Jack-O. It's a pumpkin beer, perfect for the season.

Here's the Sam Adams description:  Perfect fall beer.  Cinnamon and nutmeg aromas and the ideal balance of seasonal spices with a crisp, refreshing finish.  Jack-O Pumpkin Ale pairs perfectly with the move to cooler days and autumn nights.

This is indeed a refreshing beer and for the beer drinkers at my party, it was the beer of choice.  I've even tried this beer in a bratwurst preparation in par-boiling brats before grilling.  The beer is a bit on the sweet side and delivered those pumpkin spice notes for a very nice change of pace grilled brat.  Topped with melted brie cheese and a pumpkin spice aioli, it was another dose of YUM!

Costing me about $17 for the Samuel Adams Sweater Weather Variety 12 Pack, I'm giving Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale 4 out of 5 stars.  It's a really nice seasonal beer that satisfies and pairs well with meat & cheese trays, bacon wrapped appetizers, or even dessert with a sweet potato pie.  Make this beer a part of your Thanksgiving holiday celebration.

4 stars

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