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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Pretty dank brewski! Smells and tastes like fresh pumpkin pie. You can taste the cream and spices and everything. I really want some pumpkin pie right now. what I would give for some god damned pie! This beer would chase some nice warm pie perfectly. From the Hay-stack, which is another plus. Hell yeah!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Actually kind of smells like pumpkin, and is orange. Has that ginger spice. Only my second pumpkin ale, but light years ahed of the Pumpkinhead. A nice seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Pours a honey/amber color under a large, white head that dissipates fully. The nose finds a higher concentration of spices than I’ve found in others of this style lately. Clove essence is dry and powerful with nutmeg running a close second. There is a thick, nutty base to the flavor to support all that pleasant spicing... and hearty pumpkin flesh is detectable under it all. Delicate effervescene intensifies the spiciness while a spritz of alcohol helps to clean it up. By no means is this an "everyday beer", but I certainly feel it may be the best of its genre.

<font size=-4>Single bottle purchase from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Chicago, IL 60638</font>

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Orange Amber color. Thin white head. No lacing. Aroma, some spiciness, malt hint of pumpkin pie. Taste. nutmeg, vanilla, cloves pumpkin pie. But not overwhelming. Mouth-feel is surprisingly thinner than expected. Mild aftertaste, not too bad. This is my first pumpkin ale in a long time, Drinkable, not too heavy, nice at a holiday meal or sitting around in the evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Sweet spicy. Reminds one of pumpkin pie. Pours clear and orangy yellow in color with a white frothy head. Taste of nutmeg and has a sweet pumpkin spices ending. This stuff does make you think of pumpkin pie better than any pumpkin brew I have had. A good value for less than $8 a six pack. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Beautiful orange color with a thin white head. Amazing pumpkin aroma with a dash of clove and nutmeg. Great citrusy pumpkin flavor with just a hint of spice. Very rich and smooth. Excellent. One of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Pretty good for a pumpkin beer. Refreshing beer with a slight aroma of pumpkin and spices. Update: Found a bottle from 10+ years ago in my parents basement. Thought I would give it a try. Had some sediment floating around. The beer seems noticably darker and smells of real pumpkin are overpowering the aroma. Slightly malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours an amber orange color with a white foam head. Aroma of caramel, banana, nutmeg and other spices. Sweet caramel taste with pumpkin spice. Very tasty. Carbonation adds a touch. Very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5.2 % abv. Appearance: The body has a cloudy, deep orange amber color with a small quick fading head on top. The head fades out completely despite lots of visible carbonation rushing to the surface. Smell: It has some light spice and light squash with a light fruity candy like maltiness. Overall light but balanced. Taste / Palate: Like its aroma it has a light body with thin pumpkin pie spice and light squash like pumpkin notes. Hop flavor and bitterness are very low. The palate is light and well carbonated making it easy to drunk. Notes: It is definitely not the most complex pumpkin beer but there are no unpleasant or off flavors. The highlight to this beer is that I could drink quite a few of these in a session unlike some of the heavier spiced pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pumpkin flesh, an interesting blend of spices, and capped with a light body that does not compromise flavor. The body isn’t pulpy or thick, and errs on the side of caution, but still offers a brisk, airy and pleasant seasonal bang.

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