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. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
INteresting and quite spicy. Not so tiring and very creamy in taste. Cloudy and great aroma too. bnokk (534) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2016
APPEARANCE- medium dark amber color. light head but great lacing.
NOSE- very light spiced smell. I think this is a great level of spice smell for a pumpkin.
FLAVOR- malt character comes through well. I don’t taste much in the way of pumpkin flavors.
NOTES- I like this beer a lot, although if it wasn’t labeled pumpkin, I wouldn’t have guessed it RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Aroma is a mix of raw and cooked pumpkin along with nutmeg. Smells a bit like a not yet baked pumpkin pie. Flavor is fairly dry, light pumpkin with hop spiciness slightly augmenting the baking spices. Not bad. nickd717 (4679) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to westcoastbeerlvr on BA. Pours a great
bright clear orangish amber red color with a lasting one inger plus
white head. The aroma is pumpkin and spice, surprise surprise, with
maybe even a slight bretty note alhough it’s subtle, with sweet malt.
The flavor has sweet caramel malt, well balanced pumpkin and nutmeg
and cardamom, and a dry finish. Medium body with fairly lively
carbonation. Pretty solid pumpkin ale overall, good for Cisco from
what I’ve had.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Thanks to bmanning for sharing this bottle last night. Served in a tulip.
Pours a hazy caramel color with a thin off-white head without much retention of lacing. The nose brings a bit of caramel and actual pumpkin, though not too much on the spice front, which was nice. The flavor had some nice pumpkin puree character without the heavy spicing behind many in this style. Slightly chewy with a medium body. Pretty good. rocbyter (2123) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Flowery and spicy aroma. Cloudy dark orange color with whispy sediment and a small white head. Mild sweet beginning with a moderate spicy finish. Similar to a milder punkin. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
12oz bottle poured into snifter. After cracking the top on this the aroma was super sweet and reminded me a lot of the first time I consumed Dogfish Punkin, so it seemed very promising. The flavor was rather quite bitter with a hoppy presence to it. Slight pumpkin flavor on the back end with a touch of cinnamon/nutmeg. Overall not too shabby. joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2011
12 oz bottle. I usually shy away from pumpkin beers, but this was offered at a party so I couldn’t resist. First and foremost, this is a quality ale with a pleasant hop/malt mix that pours a clear, amber color. Its medium body is fortified with spice and pumpkin flavors, but nothing too overdone. This beer is a rarity among pumpkin beers; one that is possible to enjoy if you want more than one. brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Cute label. Deep copper Orange color. There is sweet malt, spicy hops and and light pumpkin spice in the aroma. Malty with spice like hops followed by just a bit of pumpkin spice. Spicy is the overall take away, and earthy. Medium mouthfeel and semidry finish. Not too bad.