RATINGS: 863   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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mephisto (1294) - TAIWAN - OCT 14, 2005
em, first time i try a holloween ale. golden orange w/ off-white head. mild aroma of cinnamon. light bodied.

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ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Pours a light amber with 1/4 inch head. Head quickly disperses. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, and toothpaste... yes, toothpaste. Taste is heavy on the pumpkin and nutmeg. Aftertaste mixes pumpkin and hops. Body is watery, but with the heavy pumpkin taste, I don’t think I could handle a full bodied version. Overall, this beer isn’t for me. I wanted to try this seasonal brew for a different taste experience, and that’s exactly what I got. Unfortunately, this is the first beer I’ve tasted in a long time that I really haven’t liked at all. The beer itself isn’t brewed poorly; my personal preference is just in a different direction. It’s always fun to try something new, though!

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BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a quickly dissipating off-white head. There is quite a bit of sediment floating around in this brew. Aroma is of muted pumpkin and spice. For some reason it smelled like plastic. This one isn’t going to be good. Taste is of spice, slight pumpkin, plastic, and water. Mouthfeel is very watery and carbonated. Bland, tasteless, and watery. This is not a good beer.

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dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2010
I really love pumpkin beer but I can see now why some people might dislike this style. When people hear "pumpkin" they think of the fall season, spice, and maybe a little something sweet, that’s what comes to my mind anyway. This one is lacking in every category. The aroma has maybe just a little bit of pumpkin in there and the taste is pretty bland and flavorless. It might be a good "intro pumpkin beer" to give a first timer, but for me it really falls short of what I think a pumpkin beer should be.

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poisoneddwarf (2620) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2011
12 oz bottle into English pint. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fast disappearing head. Has a faint pumpkin pie aroma--should be more prounounced. Taste is sweet and sour with no bitterness. Has pumpkin pie flavor, but not as much as the best examples of the style. It’s like a pale lager with faint pumpkin pie spices thrown in. Medium-high carbonation, light-bodied. Definitely one of the worst pumpkin beers I’ve ever had.

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anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2011
This beer has strong aromas of spice, orange, caramel, and pumpkin pie. Orange in color with a slight cloudy appearance. Absolutely no head and no lacing. Hint of orange flavor but mostly taste like the raw pumpkin pie filling you buy in a can. Very oily in texture with no carbonation. Very watery for a pumpkin beer. Overall was excited to try after the awesome aroma but turned out to be a huge dissappointment.

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merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The beer pours an amber, golden color with almost no head and no lacing at all. The beer smells like a mild pumpkin scent that lingers. The taste is overly carbonated carbonated and bubbly with a mild pumpkin back end. The mouthfeel is over carbonated and somewhat watery. Overall, this was one of the worst pumpkin ales I’ve ever a had. If you don’t like pumpkin and want carbonation...then this is your beer.

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reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a clear orange/amber with a thin off white head that disappears immediately. Aroma has light pumpkin and a tangy sweetness that reminds me of ketchup. Flavor is tnagy with mild pumpkin and spice...still reminding me of ketchup...i hate ketchup. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is tangy/earthy with a touch of spice. Dislike.

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tightslice (1397) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Pours a medium to dark amber. Aroma is squash, dirty water, some cinnamon. Flavor is watery, earthy, clay, squash. Stale pumpkin pie flavoring in a moldy, water-downed 711 slurpee found in a dumpster. Minus all the good stuff.

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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.


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