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, 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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JaBier (7721) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Sample at the pumpkin beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/30/10. Clear orange color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn and pumpkin pie spice. Malt and corn flavor with subtle spice and a slight vegetal quality.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Bottle, blind rating (in a flight of three pumpkin beers). Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of clove, allspice, hint of pumpkin. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clove-heavy aroma, and otherwise kind of flimsy, but not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7622) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Most pumpkin beers have been a disappointment to me (with the exception of the marvelous version by John Harvard ) and this one was par for the course. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with only a trace of a white head. The aroma was sweet and spicy with the cinnamon coming through most. The flavor was bland with no noticeable pumpkin and only a bit of spice to give it any body at all. I can not say that I would seek this one out again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness , spices and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some spices, brown sugar, pumpkin and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (7387) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2006
12oz Bottle Pours out a amber topped with a small white head. A very nice aroma of pumpkin & spice. the tast is the same.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a, well, pumpkin color with a half inch head. The head audibly fizzes and quickly disappears completely. A counter clockwise spin is left when the effervescence is gone. What is left is mostly flat. Aroma is nutmeg as is the flavor. Some pumpkin can be found in both and lots of spice in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle pours translucent orange, small white fizzly head that quickly fades, good carbonation, with slick lacing.   Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice on the nose... quite strong too.   Nutmeg & cinnamon galore, with minor pumpkin like flavor on the tongue.   Good body, decent mouthfeel.   Finishes rather quickly, which I prefer.   I look forward to this one each year, and this year is just about perfect.   Not overly spiced like it was a few years ago.   Defintely comparable to last years batch.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wlajwl (6665) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Very fizzy out of the bottle into the glass. The appearance is is medium orange with mild turbidity. The aroma is of pumpkin, vegetables and a bit of citrus. The flavor is dominated by spices and vegetables with some sweetness. I don’t really care for vegetable flavor in pumpkin ales, this wasn’t bad but it’d be better if the pumpkin and spices and even the amber ale sweetness were amplified and the vegetable flavor was at least minimized.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a small fizzy off-white head that vanished quickly. The nose is heavy on the spice with lots of cinnamon, some clove, nutmeg, and some nice, albeit light, caramelized pumpkin meat. The flavor is so heavy on the cinnamon that it almost burns the tongue, reminds me of red-hots candies. The clove emerges on the finish more than the other spices. There is some actual pumpkin flavor here, but I wish it were a bit more center stage. About on par with the majority of Pumpkin beers, but heavier on the cinnamon than most.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6630) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2004
This is liquid pumpkin pie, complete with the whipped cream topping. Sharp nutmeg bites right into the aroma. The cinnamon and clove are more evident in the flavor. Turns a lot of people off, but I kinda like it.


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