RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.3
WABeerFiend (426) - - NOV 13, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle today. A: Cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and sweet pumpkin pie filling. It smells good, not like a spice bomb. A: Clear red/brown body. 1/2 head that stays. T: Pumpkin pie filling and cloves dominate. Vanilla is subtle. P: It’s way too carbonated and thin. O: The taste is disappointing. I normally like pumpkin beers, but this is a mess. Drain pour.

2.9
edgallow (4627) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cloves and grains. Taste is spice, pumpkin and malts.

2.7
ajnepple (7338) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Wilburs, into a pint glass. Reddish amber and pretty clear appearance with one finger of khaki colored foam. Aroma of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted grain, allspice and clove. Similar flavor, typical pumpkin and fall spiciness with mild sweetness and light bitterness. Light to medium body, a little thin with a crisp feel and a spiced finish. A little over the top, as are most pumpkin beers. Pretty straightforward but fairly easy to drink overall. Pairing: Phish: Split Open and Melt -> Buffalo Bill -> Makisupa Policeman -> Rift, from 10/29/94, Spartanburg Memorial Stadium, SC (21 years ago today)

2.2
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Pours a clear coppery color with off-white head. Roasted pumpkin, malt, and some squash notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more vegetal pumpkin than I like.

3.3
J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
A bit of vegetal pumpkin with cinnamon and cloves in the aroma from a fairly dark amber body with tan head. Cloves and nutmeg kick into high gear along with cinnamon in the taste and a brown sugar sweetness. There’s a sour note that comes up mid-palate that’s distracting and I’m guessing that comes from the pumpkin. Body is a bit thin and watery. Finishes with a lot of spice but not overwhelmingly so. The first commercial pumpkin ale I can remember, but not the best, and also not the worst.

3.5
JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle pour. The beer is a darker copper color. Clear. White head. The aroma has nice levels of nutmeg and a good sweetness. More mild spice. Good graham cracker notes. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.4
TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
12 oz bottle. Sweet autumn aroma. Poured a slightly unfiltered deep amber color with a beige head and nice head retention. Taste of cinnamon, spice, pumpkin, and clove. Average carbonation, medium body. Slightly unpleasant lingering spice on the palate in my opinion. All in all though, one of the best smelling pumpkin beers around with a not too shabby flavor to boot. Cheers

3.7
Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a dark body. The aroma is brown sugar, smoke, pumpkin and milk. The taste is bread and mild spice. The texture is thicker and smooth. Nice.

3.3
ozzy70 (1334) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours orange/amber with diminishing white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste, pumpkin flavor and spices.

3.9
aumentm (750) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Terrific pumpkin beer with great aftertaste and smoothness that is wonderful in the fall.


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