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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Bottle, blind rating (in a flight of three pumpkin beers). Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of clove, allspice, hint of pumpkin. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clove-heavy aroma, and otherwise kind of flimsy, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness , spices and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some spices, brown sugar, pumpkin and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Sample at the pumpkin beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/30/10. Clear orange color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn and pumpkin pie spice. Malt and corn flavor with subtle spice and a slight vegetal quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle pours translucent orange, small white fizzly head that quickly fades, good carbonation, with slick lacing.   Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice on the nose... quite strong too.   Nutmeg & cinnamon galore, with minor pumpkin like flavor on the tongue.   Good body, decent mouthfeel.   Finishes rather quickly, which I prefer.   I look forward to this one each year, and this year is just about perfect.   Not overly spiced like it was a few years ago.   Defintely comparable to last years batch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6835) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Most pumpkin beers have been a disappointment to me (with the exception of the marvelous version by John Harvard ) and this one was par for the course. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with only a trace of a white head. The aroma was sweet and spicy with the cinnamon coming through most. The flavor was bland with no noticeable pumpkin and only a bit of spice to give it any body at all. I can not say that I would seek this one out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6745) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a, well, pumpkin color with a half inch head. The head audibly fizzes and quickly disappears completely. A counter clockwise spin is left when the effervescence is gone. What is left is mostly flat. Aroma is nutmeg as is the flavor. Some pumpkin can be found in both and lots of spice in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
bottle, orange color with frothy head, nose is spicy cinnamon and clove, flavor is a watery nutmeg and mulled spice, some banana also, thin finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle: Lots of clove in the nose is almost overpowering. Light nutmeg and cinnamon. Pours a transparent amber with a moderate fizzy off-white head that fades quickly. Flavor is loaded with clove right from the get go. Light cinnamon and nutmeg struggle to find their way thru. Light grassy bitter finish. No pumpkin is detectable with all the clove. This shuold be called Buffalo Bills Clove Ale. Fizzy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2004
This is liquid pumpkin pie, complete with the whipped cream topping. Sharp nutmeg bites right into the aroma. The cinnamon and clove are more evident in the flavor. Turns a lot of people off, but I kinda like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (6377) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was green vegetal pumpkin and very light spices. Flavor was much the same, very watery and not very flavorful of anything.

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