Frecklest00 (7) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
Good ale, but I'm not a fan of the after taste. For me it's a beer to drink with pretzels or Thanksgiving meals. Not necessarily a stand alone beer.
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Smell is a roasted malt hop complexion with fruit, pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spice. Taste is toasted bread, hop, oak, but bleak. annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2013
A lot of pumpkin beers seem to be in an arms race to figure out which can be the most over-the-top, pumpkin pie in a glass out there. Cisco’s effort is a lot more understated, and, to me, better than most. It starts with a solid base beer flavored primarily with pumpkin, with some nice but not overpowering spice in the finish. If you’re looking for a pumpkin beer rather than a dessert, this is worth checking out. ChadPolenz (1827) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
I poured a 12oz can into a mason jar. I couldn’t decipher the freshness date code. It cost $2.50 ($0.21).
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Appearance: Flame-orange hue, nearly crystal clear with plenty of active carbonation visible. Pours to a large, eggshell, frothy head which laces and retains well.
Smell: Strong aroma of soap and general autumn fall spices - none of which I can individually identify.
Taste: There’s a certain expectation I have with pumpkin beers. And while I appreciate those that don’t taste like every other example of the style, Cisco Pumple Drumkin would be improved upon if it were generic. I’m not quite sure how this is a pumpkin beer as it really doesn’t have any of the usual pumpkin flavors or spices. It’s remarkably bitter and has a soapy taste not unlike the aroma indicates (and yes, my mason jar was quite clean).
The base palette is pretty standard for a fall seasonal. A general mélange of spices, but nothing too intense. No single spice or ingredient seems to stand out, either. The taste is akin to yellow lollipop - slightly sweet and somewhat lemony. There’s a strong dry bitterness through the middle with a linger astringency. The taste isn’t repulsive, but it’s not all that appealing, either. I’m not sure what the brewers intentions were with this one.
Drinkability: I’m surprised to see that Cisco Pumple Drumkin is 6% ABV, as it doesn’t have all that much body or weight. It drinks and feels like something in the standard sessionable ale range. The mouthfeel is a little thin, rather crisp, with some dryness in the aftertaste. It’s easy to drink, but I see no reason to have another.
Drank orginally out of a pumpkin into a mug, then drank out of the can. Definitely better when sitting inside a pumpkin for a little bit.
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Can at Velvet Lounge. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma cinnamon, vegetables, cookie and straw malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. dwyerpg (6216) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
A nice light spice aroma that has a hint of pumpkin but not too much. This is a pretty tasty pumpkin beer that is light and quite drinkable. Frank (4208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Every year, I try every new pumpkin beer I can easily get my hands on. I don’t like pumpkin beer particularly and yet I do this anyway. Is there something wrong w/ me? I say no.
Luvystypotables (1991) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
This particular pumpkin ale is a pretty decent one, as far as pumpkin ales go. It is more ale than pumpkin pie and that is a good thing. I like beer better than pumpkin pie. I have beer every single day and pumpkin pie like twice a year. I think this goes for most people around here, call it a hunch. This stuff pours a nice orange amber w/ a thin head of mostly fine bubbles. The nose is a bit of malt, ale yeast and earthy hops. There is a touch of spice but not too much and what I am getting is a very subdued clove but it’s really just kind of a general spiciness where you can’t pick anything in particular out, which I think works. There is a touch of sweetness here, verging on a little too much, but it is still pretty drinkable overall. The carbonation is gentle and the texture is thick and subdued. I can get behind a bottle or two of this stuff a year, which is probably all I will drink.
Mild almost non-existent aroma, amber caramel colour with a gray head. Mild taste, with a bit of spice. Spicy finish of cinnamon. bmsulliv (219) - - OCT 10, 2013
Just ate Mahmoud so my taste buds are weaker than usual. Standard red ale with slight pumpkin spice, nothing special
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