jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2011
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours amber/copper with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of cereal and caramel malts, light pumpkin but enough so its presence is still there, a decent amount of floral hops, and some spiciness. The pumpkin is not overpowering and is not the main focus of the beer. Average texture. This is a really good pumpkin beer. Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
A golden amber ale with a thick creamy light mocha head. In aroma, a nice perfumey malt with light pot pourri, ginger and savoury herbs. In mouth, a nice herbal malt with earthy notes, ginger, cloves, all nice and well balanced, light mineral finale. On tap at Meadhall, Oct. 10 2011.
jgb9348 (6588) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Nice slightly hazy bronze tinted copper and amber body with a thin, fast-dying off-white head. Aroma of spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, malt, toffee and a touch of clove and yeast - very nice and fragrant. Medium-bodied; Dense, heavy mouthful with a lot of spices and a good dose of pumpkin and squash. Some toffee and nuttiness on the back end with a definite show of spice and sweetness. Aftertaste is a bit one-dimensional with the squash and spice flavours (predominately nutmeg) coming through. Overall, a nice pumpkin beer and definitely one of the better ones I’ve had - still not amazing and worth drinking all fall long, but this is a good one and should be sampled if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from the Lebanese Taverna Market in Arlington, Virginia on 02-October-2011 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-October-2011. kindacold (237) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pours orange with lacy head. Smells slightly sweet and spicy. Tastes of malt, pumpkin, spices, bit of hops. Spicy, dry, bitter finish. Clean. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Beautiful color, clear garnet. Quite a fan of the spice aroma on this one, allspice, spicy cinnamon, light nutmeg. Flavor follows with some toasted bread, nice sweetness without being cloying, finish is slightly short and lacking. Overall an enjoyable beer with few flaws that I would certainly drink again. Didn’t know it was 7%... nice! Some light tea like bitterness.
annunz123 (975) - 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 (4213) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
INteresting and quite spicy. Not so tiring and very creamy in taste. Cloudy and great aroma too. bnokk (548) - 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 (2032) - 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 (4999) - 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.