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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 206   ABV: 6.88%
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On Nantucket a Pumple named Drumkin, brewed up some great ale with his pumpkins. One and all came to savor the delicious flavor, then wobbled around quite like bumpkins. At Cisco they thought, "The is De-Lish! Letís make some more because we wish, to please all the tourists, and locals and purists, with the best ale that we can accomplish!"


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2290) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Draft. Pours almost clear dull copper brown with a thin white head and some lacing. Tastes slightly sour, malty, like fermenting apples and cherries. Low/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like cherries, bananas, malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1881) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Draught: This one pours an orangish-gold color. It has a bit of a white head on it. Not much lacing. The aroma is OK. Some pumpkin spices, hint of malt. Not much else. The taste is very similar. Some pumpkin spices, a bit of malts. Rates a "Meh" at best.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4159) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
probably the best of the three punkin beers toniahgt. Pour is a little darker than yellow. Smells like plain old beer from a can. Decent co2. Not spice forward and I apprecate that. Interesting and mild on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2826) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours a clear amber orange color with no head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Mild pumpkin pie spice flavor with pumpkin sweetness. Not overly done like so many in this style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ed5388 (2194) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draught sample from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with an average frothy off white head. Aroma was sort of vinous, malty, with a fair amount of pumpkin pie spice. Taste of bitter pumpkin, vinegar, and pumpkin pie spices. Not a fan!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1566) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on November 10th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a semi clear brown with hints of orange.
Aroma: Aroma of pumpkin pie spices..nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon.
Taste: Light pumpkin spices from the nose, hints of biscuit style malt.
Palate:Light medium body, quick finish.

Summary: This hits on the pumpkin beer idea, but itís kind of one note and lacking in depth of flavor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frecklest00 (7) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
Good ale, but I'm not a fan of the after taste. For me it's a beer to drink with pretzels or Thanksgiving meals. Not necessarily a stand alone beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
60minuteman (825) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Smell is a roasted malt hop complexion with fruit, pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spice. Taste is toasted bread, hop, oak, but bleak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (871) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2013
A lot of pumpkin beers seem to be in an arms race to figure out which can be the most over-the-top, pumpkin pie in a glass out there. Ciscoís effort is a lot more understated, and, to me, better than most. It starts with a solid base beer flavored primarily with pumpkin, with some nice but not overpowering spice in the finish. If youíre looking for a pumpkin beer rather than a dessert, this is worth checking out.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1220) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
I poured a 12oz can into a mason jar. I couldnít decipher the freshness date code. It cost $2.50 ($0.21).

Appearance: Flame-orange hue, nearly crystal clear with plenty of active carbonation visible. Pours to a large, eggshell, frothy head which laces and retains well.

Smell: Strong aroma of soap and general autumn fall spices - none of which I can individually identify.

Taste: Thereís a certain expectation I have with pumpkin beers. And while I appreciate those that donít taste like every other example of the style, Cisco Pumple Drumkin would be improved upon if it were generic. Iím not quite sure how this is a pumpkin beer as it really doesnít have any of the usual pumpkin flavors or spices. Itís remarkably bitter and has a soapy taste not unlike the aroma indicates (and yes, my mason jar was quite clean).

The base palette is pretty standard for a fall seasonal. A general mťlange of spices, but nothing too intense. No single spice or ingredient seems to stand out, either. The taste is akin to yellow lollipop - slightly sweet and somewhat lemony. Thereís a strong dry bitterness through the middle with a linger astringency. The taste isnít repulsive, but itís not all that appealing, either. Iím not sure what the brewers intentions were with this one.

Drinkability: Iím surprised to see that Cisco Pumple Drumkin is 6% ABV, as it doesnít have all that much body or weight. It drinks and feels like something in the standard sessionable ale range. The mouthfeel is a little thin, rather crisp, with some dryness in the aftertaste. Itís easy to drink, but I see no reason to have another.


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