RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Since its inception in 1985, Americaís Original Pumpkin Ale has become a Fall tradition. Much of Buffalo Billís 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
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 A nice, cloudy copper color and white head start this brew. Aroma seems to have more spice than in previous years, and is nice. Flavor is very crisp and has a very nice punkin' pie finish. Cinnamon is also very apparent in the finish. Overall, part of me really likes this beer, while part of me does not. The nose and finish are great, but the flavor is rather thin in between. As this is a spiced amber ale, I wonder if a better approach would be to utilize a more bold style, such as a pale of some sort which would give, ideally, a stronger body to the beer and still allow that great pumpkin/cinnamon finish!

2.7
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 10, 2003
An interesting pumpkin flavored ale, this beer pours with an orangish color and a tan head. The aroma is very strong pumpkin - probably the best part about the beer. The taste has an obvious pumpkin flavor with hints of spices and hops. If you want pumpkin pie in a beer bottle, you may like this one, but while unique, it just didn't do it for me.

3.1
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Palatable ale with strong pumpkin and spice flavors to it. I liked it, may not be for everybody.

3.3
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Imbibed in October 2002. An aroma of pumpkin pie spices. A clear light amber color with a whitish tan head. Flavor consists of pumpkin, spices, and some hoppiness. I enjoyed it but I think the pumpkin style could be improved. Less spice flavor and some maltiness would improve it in my opinion.

2.3
TheBelgian (24) - USA - JAN 12, 2003
I did not enjoy this one. Kind of skunky. It indeed had that cinnamon-pumpkin flavor, but itís not really my style.

2.3
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Color really is a pumpkinish orange/red. Smells exactly like pumpkin pie, with a touch of sweetness and cloves. Medium sized, quickly dissipating head. Pumpkin is much less present in the flavor than the aroma, but still noticable. Smooth finish. Besides the pumpkin notes, the flavor doesnít have much going on. I have to admit being biased against this beer from the beginning, the idea of pumpkin and beer just didnít seem to go together. This beer is better than I expected, but the flavor combo still doesnít work. Wouldnít have it again.

2.7
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Suprise...itís orange colored. Actually Iím quite impressed in the accuracy of getting a pumpkin-hued beer. Pumpkin pie aroma, with cinnamon and nutmeg, but also ginger which I found a bit disagreeable. Rather watery, and a weak malt presence; it doesnít seem that the base is of very good quality. Itís as if theyíre counting on the pumpkin flavor to carry this all the way, but it really doesnít.

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iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Most delicious beer iíve ever had, a normal but very good beer taste with a hint of almost pumpkin pie flavor, simialer to the smell only the smell has a much stronger pumpkin pie smell, Not a very strong Ale flavor at all, and not a very strong beer flavor it tastes like itís 2% alcahol when its realy 5%, further more the smoothest beer ive ever had it runs about 7 bucks for a 6 pack so its a bit expensive but other than that perfect.

3
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Aside from the pumpkin and ginger flavor this beer does not have much. The pumpkinness of this beer was a little stronger than I expected.

3.2
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
What happens when you drink Bass ale while eating pumpkin pie? This beer.


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