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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3.4
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Bottle pours a nice amber color with a very small head that quickly disappears. The beer leaves no lacing and carbonation seems low. Obvious pumpkin flavor tastes like a mix between a fruit/weisse beer and an ale. An OK beer for the pumpkin/halloween season.

3.3
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2003
From bottle. This is beer? It tastes more like a tasty dessert. Very fun! I will be seeking out more of this. A lot of pumpkin flavor and nutmeg make this one of the more interesting beers I've tried.

4.6
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Can I just say...wow!?!? This tastes like pumpkin pie in a bottle, with lots of spices.

2.5
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Pours a clear amber, with practically no head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and spices - taste (what little there is) matches. Seems very light and watered-down. Haven't liked many spice/herb/vegetable beers up until this point, and I still don't.

2.9
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Pours a transparent amber with a small white head. Aroma is primarily cinnamon and nutmeg with a little maltiness in the background. Initial pumpkin burst that quickly mellows out to nutmeg, cinnamon and malt. A very mild pumpkin spice aftertaste.

1.9
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Hazy watery amber color with a small white head. Aroma of mace and allspice. An unusual spicy bland taste.

2
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Watery, no head, did it have alcohol? tastes like ultra-bland beer with a bottle of pumpkin pie spice thrown in.You would think that if they went through the trouble to use pumpkin in the boil it would add body, but this beer is devoid of body. makes me wonder if it in reality contains essence of pumkin or some "natural" pumpkin flavor. I will keep looking for a good commercial pumkin ale. perhaps these things are just better left to homebrewers.

3.4
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Smells just like canned pumpkin pie filling. Looks great in the glass...dark amber with a lasting head. Flavor has distinct pumpkin & spice notes but is quite enjoyable.

2.7
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 Crystal clear amber with quickly dissipating head. Aroma of cinnamon imperials (red-hots). Lots of spice flavor (cinnamon dominates, stale nutmeg), smooth savory pumpkin flavors sneak in behind the crystal malt, too. Glad I only bought a single.

3
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Overall, a very pumpkiny beer brewed by a man with our first president's name. How could you not love that? Well, I really don't like pumpkins and the after taste of this was way too pumpkiny. I enjoyed the Post Road better for the potpourri of spices it provided. This is decent and pumpkin pie lovers will definitely love it. But this ratebeerian thinks it falls short.


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