RATINGS: 887   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours an orangey (pumpkin-hued) amber with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is your standard pumpkin pie smell, maybe a bit tilted to the cloves. Taste is about the same (particularly with regard to the clove), though unlike other pumpkin beers it is pretty much the only thing you taste - no beeriness, no weird grain flavors, no sour notes. Palate is a little watery. Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had this year (and most years, actually).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle. Pour a hazy dark orang with slight head. Pumpkin aroma is quite overpowering, but spice even overpowers that. The aroma somehow doesn’t transpire to the beer which seems somewhat flat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Slightly cloudy orange amber color with a decent head. Aroma is pumpkin with spices, and a faint hint of malt. Flavor is mostly pumpkin pie spice with some bitter at the finish.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2005
I have to disagree that the taste wasn’t overwhelming with pumpkin. I could anticipate the pumpkin from the aroma and it was very strong on my opinion. I did not like this beer because the pumpkin was too strong.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Wanted to love it, but unfortunately, it was just mediocre. Very pumpkin in the nose. Very spicy on the palate with less pumpkin than expected. Slightly watery thinnish mouthfeel. Good, but definitely not great.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
good amount of real pumpkin flavor in the finish, but im not getting the pumpkin pie experience I like in a pumpkin ale...thin and no spice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Not the best Pumpkin beer I have had but it worked in a pinch. Great cool fall day drinking. Well rounded ale but the spice was down played and the malt/barley took over and that to me in not a good thing with this style beer. I liked Ship Yard much better.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
T3llLAllDE (100) - USA - AUG 21, 2007
first pumpkin beer of the season and it was a good one.pretty color with a nice spice aroma. very nice sweet and spice with cinnamon and pumpkin that leave with a good after taste. nice beer to start the season

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Out of bottle flat, sweet, just a very mediocre pumpkin ale. Last years I thought was better. Just not a lot a going on here.


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