fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent Aroma. Dark amber color. Very watery palate. Does not really have a strong pumpkin flavor nor is it very spicy. Just a sweet, malty beer. Not really a top pumpkin ale in my opinion.
UDBeernut (1254) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle pours light amber. nose has muddled spices with cinnamon and allspice sticking out. taste has light caramel, touch of pumpkin. body is thin and watery.
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not so much pumpkin as is spices and splenda-ish sweetness. Not so good. Smooth but not tasty or complex.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good pumpkin ale. Good pumpkin taste, and nice sweetness. Spices. A little thin.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Pretty bland compared to the current norm, but this must have been a real shocker in the 80s. Definitely a beer first and then a pumpkin flavored beverage second. Almost more of savory pumpkin flavor than most.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light, orangey amber with nice carbonation and an average, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma contained light caramel; very light hops; hints of brown sugar; hints of pumpkin pie spices; and a cross between fruity and vegetal pumpkin. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour with a short duration. There was light caramel malt, sour and vegetal pumpkin, sweet an fruity pumpkin, and slight pumpkin pie spices (if any spice stood out it might have been ginger). The light to medium body was watery and then dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.
mikedR (730) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty good pumpkin ale. Good pumpkin taste, and nice sweetness. Little thin.
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TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I looked a long time for a great pumpkin ale that actually tasted like pumpkin. Buffalo Bills actually tasted like liquid pumpkin pie and ale mixed. It had the right amount of seasoning and wasn’t bitter. It will the cornerstone of my Fall lineup.
dhunter151 (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper brown with almost no head. Tastes pretty tame. Not much to it. Definitely smells better than it tastes.
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Lemke10 (620) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours a semi-cloudy copper color with a slight, off-white head. The scent is mild with prominent tones of pumpkin and spices. The texture is fairly watery, but at least there is a good deal of pumpkin and spices in the flavors. This is hardly Pumpking, but if this all that is left or it’s the only pumpkin beer you can find in your area it’s not too bad.
AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking from the bottle. Tastes very spicy, almost a Pumpkin Spice ale. I have to wonder about the labeling, says they are America’s Original. I actually enjoyed this, taste like pumpkin, not pumpkin pie or pumpkin roll, just plain pumpkin.