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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Since its inception in 1985, America’s Original Pumpkin Ale has become a Fall tradition. Much of Buffalo Bill’s acclaim originates from this beloved autumn brew. Made with real pumpkin and spices, it has a golden amber color, and the sweet aroma of warm pumpkin pie, 6% ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Watery, no head, did it have alcohol? tastes like ultra-bland beer with a bottle of pumpkin pie spice thrown in.You would think that if they went through the trouble to use pumpkin in the boil it would add body, but this beer is devoid of body. makes me wonder if it in reality contains essence of pumkin or some "natural" pumpkin flavor. I will keep looking for a good commercial pumkin ale. perhaps these things are just better left to homebrewers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Smells just like canned pumpkin pie filling. Looks great in the glass...dark amber with a lasting head. Flavor has distinct pumpkin & spice notes but is quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 Crystal clear amber with quickly dissipating head. Aroma of cinnamon imperials (red-hots). Lots of spice flavor (cinnamon dominates, stale nutmeg), smooth savory pumpkin flavors sneak in behind the crystal malt, too. Glad I only bought a single.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Overall, a very pumpkiny beer brewed by a man with our first president's name. How could you not love that? Well, I really don't like pumpkins and the after taste of this was way too pumpkiny. I enjoyed the Post Road better for the potpourri of spices it provided. This is decent and pumpkin pie lovers will definitely love it. But this ratebeerian thinks it falls short.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Clear dark orangish color. Tastes like liquid pumpkin pie. Almost zero carbonation. No detectable alcohol. Watery. Dissapointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Sickingly sweet is my first and foremost thought about this beer. Way to sweet to be a beer. It poured a medium sized ivory head with fine-large sized bubbles that quickly diminished. The nose was pumpkin pie, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The flavor was sweet, malty and of course, pumpkin. It had a smooth mouthfeel along with a thin and watery texture and it was light bodied. The lacing was sparse. Another rating down the tubes of a beer that I absolutely did not enjoy one bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Light amber with a quickly fading white head. Nutmeg is the pronounced aroma in this beer while chilled, then cinnamon takes over IMHO; a little sweet caramel malt plays back up to spices. The nutmeg and cinnamon seem to be the most predominant flavor other than a little malt for this beer; it's well balanced, but lacks any distinct characteristics. They are all pretty well muddled together. A little astringent and light bodied, but not bad for an SHV beer. Not terribly imppressive, but drinkable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 (Bottle) This ale poured a deep cooper color with very little head. Had a strong pumkin and cinnamon aroma. Tasted like pumpkin pie with a bitter bite at the end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Like drinking a pumpkin pie, complete with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon - which seems to be the intent. Execution is just ok; it seemed a bit watery. Bottom line for me is that I never had yearned for pumpkin pie in my beer bottle, so I'll move on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2003
This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a light orange brown colored transparent softly carbonated body and a fair lacing. The aroma smells very much like a pumpkin pie. The mouthfeel is smooth and sickening. God its like drinking a pumpkin! I suppose that is good for the style but come on now. The flavor is cloven, pumpkin and malt. Weird flavor and not one that I would care to try again. Ewwww!

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