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