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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1.6
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Clear dark orangish color. Tastes like liquid pumpkin pie. Almost zero carbonation. No detectable alcohol. Watery. Dissapointing.

3
hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Sickingly sweet is my first and foremost thought about this beer. Way to sweet to be a beer. It poured a medium sized ivory head with fine-large sized bubbles that quickly diminished. The nose was pumpkin pie, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The flavor was sweet, malty and of course, pumpkin. It had a smooth mouthfeel along with a thin and watery texture and it was light bodied. The lacing was sparse. Another rating down the tubes of a beer that I absolutely did not enjoy one bit.

2.9
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Light amber with a quickly fading white head. Nutmeg is the pronounced aroma in this beer while chilled, then cinnamon takes over IMHO; a little sweet caramel malt plays back up to spices. The nutmeg and cinnamon seem to be the most predominant flavor other than a little malt for this beer; it's well balanced, but lacks any distinct characteristics. They are all pretty well muddled together. A little astringent and light bodied, but not bad for an SHV beer. Not terribly imppressive, but drinkable nonetheless.

3.1
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 (Bottle) This ale poured a deep cooper color with very little head. Had a strong pumkin and cinnamon aroma. Tasted like pumpkin pie with a bitter bite at the end.

2.2
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Like drinking a pumpkin pie, complete with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon - which seems to be the intent. Execution is just ok; it seemed a bit watery. Bottom line for me is that I never had yearned for pumpkin pie in my beer bottle, so I'll move on.

2.3
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2003
This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a light orange brown colored transparent softly carbonated body and a fair lacing. The aroma smells very much like a pumpkin pie. The mouthfeel is smooth and sickening. God its like drinking a pumpkin! I suppose that is good for the style but come on now. The flavor is cloven, pumpkin and malt. Weird flavor and not one that I would care to try again. Ewwww!

3.4
JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2003
This one tastes like big slice of pumpkin pie. Flavor of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and of course pumpkin. Pretty much what I was expecting for a pumpkin brew. Looks like flat amber beer, no head at all. Not much else to say about it. If you are on a liquid diet, and miss your pumpkin pie, grap one of these.

2.8
steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 7, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 wow! nice smell, spicy pumpkin pie! at first, though. it's very welcoming. nice golden brown translucent looking beer with a head that leaves itself into a good ring around the glass. interesting bubbly appearance - streaks of bubbles form near the half filled mark, but that dies quickly. the alcohol kinda ruins it though. i was so reminded of a pumpkin pie that when i continued drinking this i just wanted the damn pie, not a beer. needs more, lacking. egh.

3.2
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Mildly spicey when compared to DFH Punkin Head. More balanced in terms of sweetness with the cinanmon and allspice. Definately a Punpkin Beer. Amber color with a thin white head and medium body. Overall, I am not a bit Pumpkin beer fan bu tis' the season. Better than average.

3.3
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Spicy, Delicious, tasted much better than I expected. We don't rate labels but if we did, I would give this label a high rating too.


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