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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bitter smelling, loose head, opaque. Not impressed at all, actually disappointed. I’ve tasted less bitter ESB’s. No significant or nor dominant flavors, whatever is there is overpowered by the bitter water-down taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2009
I love this time of year. pumpkin beer is a little wierd I know but this is so holiday and I am so ready for a celebration, and thanksgiving is a good one.I love america.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Very light bodied, not sweet at all. A dry, nutmeg and cinnamon-flavored nose. The taste here is almost entirely derived from the smell, it’s almost like drinking heavily scented seltzer water. Not quite what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thelandstander (45) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 3, 2005
A rather curious tasting ale that I picked up over the haloween season. Unfortunately its only worth is for kitschy purposes. It smelled and tasted mostly of nutmeg. That was good smell-wise, but not good taste-wise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with a touch of malt. Pretty light in style, I almost wish there was a bit more to this. On the palate I get a bit of malt and then follows the pumpkin. This seems like a good foundation but there could be so much more. There are better pumpkin beers out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Incredibly tempting aroma. Great taste, with flourish of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices that’s not too sweet. Surprisingly thirst-quenching. However, the palate is a little disappointing, fading away to simple ale too quickly. Still, a nice autumn change of pace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
I noticed this at the store around Christmas time, then picked it up in March when I saw it on clearance. This is definitely a seasonal beer, and in March seems about as appropriate as Nat King Cole singing O Holy Night. While most winter beers are still beers, and really could be enjoyed any time of year, this pumpkin pie-flavored beer is a holiday novelty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2009
The pumpkin aroma is unmistakable, the flavor falls just short of how good this smells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
It’s spicy, pumpkiny, and watery all at once. It’s a decent beer but there are many better fall beer alternatives than this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewbattles (40) - - SEP 17, 2013
We did a blind taste test between this beer and other pumpkin ales to determine which one is the best pumpkin ale for the season. The beers were Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, Buffalo Bill’s America’s Original Pumpkin Ale, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, and New Belgium Pumpkick. Check it out: http://youtu.be/pOZlhbi-0F0

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