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Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin AleBuffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
68
poor

961 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 23.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Reviews by karengarys:
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karengarys

Indiana

2.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am reviewing this beer as a pumpkin beer. Not my style, so let me describe what I expect in this style. A beer with pumpkin pie smell and flavor.

This pours nice pumkin pie color, leaving absolutley no head, no lacing, and not even a little foamy ring. You cannot tell is carbonated after it has settled down.

The mouthfeel does not suffer from this appearence. It is still reasonabally fizzy and hangs out half way through the drink.

The smell is of pete and nutmeg, some cinnamon.

The taste is like a mass produced beer (not good), with a bit of bitter hop added (good, to me, but perhaps not for the style which I am reviewing this from), and perhaps some nutmeg. The overpowering part is an odd peppery flavor that pops up just at the beginning of the finish. I am NOT quaffing a pumpkin pie.

The finish is strange. It has a dry, fizzy, asprin like flavor at the back of the tongue. Then it flattens out and goes down like water.

This seems to have a medium light body.

It is drinkable. The thing is, it is a little too bitter for the pumpkin pie lover, and it is a little too flavored up for a hard core beer drinker. I am not sure who their target audience is, I guess it leaves me with beer style confusion.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2004 22:46:13 | More by karengarys
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Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.