RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.3
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2004
in the bottle and on tap at buffalo bills: i dont think any actual brewing goes on at the east bay resturaunt but its brewed somewhere in the bay area. this was kinda the original pumkin beer that has had a strong following and shelf presense in the past 10 yrs. i used to thoroughly enjoy it and would always run out and buy it when it became available. many others have come out since usually at brewpubs. your typical spicy clove, nutmeg, orange taste not alot of true pumpkin coming through. maybe the recipe has changed in the last few years but not as good as i remember. every year ive been home brewing a pumpkin beer that, if can say, kills this beer and yes, i actually use real pumkin. if you havent tried pumpkin beer buy 'one' not a six pack, you wont want to drink 6 of these.

3.4
BendBeerRater (5) - USA - FEB 7, 2004 does not count
Good pumpkin taste, but the beer is too thin for a fall/winter seasonal. I would prefer the pumpkin taste in a heaver beer.

3.9
hershiser2 (3831) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Hazy orange-amber in color, small head. Looks nice. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie- and I happen to love pumpkin pie. Lots of spices in there. A nice, but a bit plain flavor. The taste is much weaker than the scent.

2.1
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Oh dear god...save me from this horrible rhapsody of Pumpkinness... orangey pour out of the bottle.. wait.. lemme act surprised. little to no head..disappeared fairly quickly.. the aroma is of pumpkin and i swear..ginger?? Flavor-wise.. i like myself a piece of pumpkin pie..but in liquid form, this is just horrid. Dry and sweet aftertaste... i just can dig the sweet taste mixing with the dryness...sort of making me cringe...please.. go away now!

2.3
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2004
My first pumpkin beer, and I love pumpkin pie. Really transparent orange body, low apparent effervescense, medium head. Aroma is initially soothingly like mom's pumpkin pie, but becomes something different, shifting preference to the spices rather quickly. Slight pumpkin/gourdish aroma but mostly cinnamon. But not normal cinnamon; rather, it's quite reminiscent of Big Red chewing gum. Also some ginger and cloves. Flavor has the same too-hot artificial spice note, and little of the meaty, squashy body I was hoping for. Lotsa carbonation effuses the spices over the tongue, making them even more burning. Overall, interesting, but not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a creamy, hazy, thick more pumpkiny brew.

3.9
JoeMcPhee (10134) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
Brown-orange beer that pours with a nice lasting beige head. Smells like a pumpkin pie. Good carbonation. Tastes very sweet fading to a medium-long finish that tastes of clove and cinnamon. This is like drinking a pumpkin pie, and I have to say that as strange as that sounds I like it.

3.2
Cartoonkhaki (1341) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
Cloudy orangy hue thin white head malt spicy aroma. Corriander, cinnamon nutmeg. Cmooth body more cloying spiciness then beer but still decent.

4.5
bubbahollywood (3) - USA - DEC 29, 2003 does not count
Nice spicy aroma and a lovely golden autumn color. Taste like a pumpkin pie flavored beer. I normally don't like flavored beers, but the pumpkin spice flavors blend well with the beer. Not much head on this beer but it taste great.

2.6
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Immediate and striking aroma of pumpkin spice, almost exactly like pumpkin pie, and so strong and authentic that I can almost taste it. Slightly orange hue with just a bit of haze. Almost no head to speak of. A very weak flavor; almost as if the only real flavor is provided by the bitter after-effect of the nutmeg or cinamon. The underlying beer itself seems almost tasteless. The flavor is certainly disappointing after such a beautiful aroma. Watery on the palate with an almost uncomfortable attack of carbonation. Overall, this beer could have one of the best aromas of a fall specialty beer, but, unfortunately, the aroma alone is not sufficient to carry the day.

3.6
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Nice pour, orangy with a puffy white head. Spice, pumpkin pie, cinnamon aroma. Enjoyable to just sit there and smell this brew! Clear as well. Mild pumpkin flavor, sweet, cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices i cannot name. Very smooth, and well balanced. A very nice Fall Beer to enjoy with friends!! Bought this bottle at Norm's Beer and Wine in Vienna, VA.


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