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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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mobilarz85

Michigan

4/5  rDev +37.5%

09-13-2013 16:53:03 | More by mobilarz85
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jucifer1818

Florida

3/5  rDev +3.1%

09-10-2013 19:53:43 | More by jucifer1818
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Jordan29

Illinois

2/5  rDev -31.3%

09-10-2013 06:48:04 | More by Jordan29
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atone315

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

09-07-2013 17:32:47 | More by atone315
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CottomanEmpire

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

09-06-2013 22:47:22 | More by CottomanEmpire
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midnitesun11

California

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-06-2013 00:59:36 | More by midnitesun11
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Bromine

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-03-2013 10:10:35 | More by Bromine
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Wrex68

Washington

3/5  rDev +3.1%

09-03-2013 02:13:53 | More by Wrex68
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Boone757

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

09-01-2013 22:28:42 | More by Boone757
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

08-30-2013 08:14:18 | More by BamfBacon
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-30-2013 00:15:49 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

08-29-2013 23:10:00 | More by KevinGordon
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy copper with orange edges. Thin rim of off-white head. Some bubbles. No lacing. Looks basic for the style

Smells bland for a style known for its huge spice aroma. Some cinnamon and nutmeg but rather subdued - which might be for some but I prefer the big spicy aroma of most pumpkin beers. Speaking of pumpkin, there is a hint of it in the nose. For the most part this smells like a generic beer with some pumpkin thrown in for good measure. Unimpressive

Taste follows suit. Tastes like a watered down beer with some pumpkin flavoring. The spices are a little more prevalent on the palate - but not by much. Some cinnamon and allspice and nutmeg. Watery pumpkin taste. Gets a little better as it warms. Spices start making themselves known and a little bit of clove flavor sneaks in

Feels thin and watery. Slightly spicy

Overall I would consider this the "poor man's pumpkin ale." Not a trainwreck of a beer but one of the weakest offerings I've had. Not enough flavor and it feels watered down. I wouldn't recommend this but if you're in a bind and this is all you can get to satisfy that fall beer craving try it out. The subdued flavor might be good for someone who doesn't typically like the style or just starting out

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 02:30:35 | More by MistahBeah
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DougT

Ohio

3/5  rDev +3.1%

08-26-2013 22:51:24 | More by DougT
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bcsbeer

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-26-2013 06:06:27 | More by bcsbeer
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endincolorado

Ohio

3/5  rDev +3.1%

08-25-2013 23:05:49 | More by endincolorado
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Drk93TT

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

08-24-2013 01:13:51 | More by Drk93TT
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ghowehattrick

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

08-22-2013 15:10:20 | More by ghowehattrick
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DeFaz

Ohio

2.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The fact that the bottle won't even tell me exactly where the beer is brewed should have been a warning sign for me when I went to buy a 6-pack. The bottle says that it is either brewed in Seattle, WA, Berkely, CA, or Portland, OR--so, basically somewhere from the west coast.

Pours a light copper color with a short head that leaves a bit of lacing with mediocre retention. Smell is dainty with some mild pumpkin and nutmeg. The taste has no backbone, and the pumpkin flavor, or at least what there is of it, isn't supported by the other flavors. There are likely some adjuncts in this one as something just tastes off.

Mouthfeel is too thin and too highly carbonated. It goes down like maybe a summer ale, and it could be a session beer if it didn't cost so much and actually tasted alright. Overall, this is a mass produced halfhearted attempt at a pumpkin ale, and I regret buying the six-pack, especially considering that it cost a few bucks more than it should have.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 00:10:35 | More by DeFaz
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Cosho

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-20-2013 01:29:24 | More by Cosho
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RogerSterling

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +3.1%

08-14-2013 01:52:18 | More by RogerSterling
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JakeDebus

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-12-2013 15:46:10 | More by JakeDebus
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Roland45s

Virginia

3/5  rDev +3.1%

08-12-2013 11:26:53 | More by Roland45s
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3/5  rDev +3.1%

08-08-2013 16:22:39 | More by BlissJunkie
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TwoTrees

Washington

3/5  rDev +3.1%

08-06-2013 14:57:34 | More by TwoTrees
Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.