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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

599 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 35
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: corey0212 on 09-22-2008)
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Pours a dark orange amber. Not really any head
A nice well rounded aroma of pumpkin and spices.
The taste matches the aromas. Very good pumpkin ale,
Mouthfeel is good. I would get this one again

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a sort of rusty amber with a big eggshell head. Lots of lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Spices are up front, along with a pumpkin/squash kind of smell. Also vaguely grassy.

Taste: This strikes me as a spice-forward pumpkin ale. There's some cinnamon and caramel notes, and a kind of clove-like essence throughout. Pumpkin is there, too, but it's not dominant. Definitely not sweet - it has a slightly dry, spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer, as one would expect. Easy on the palate.

Overall: Decent autumn beer. I like that it's spiced up front. I had this with some squash tacos and it was a nice autumnal pairing. Not my favorite pumpkin ale - that's still Smuttynose, as of now - but not half bad.

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Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Burnt orange, opaque. An off-white half finger head that leaves fast. Decent lacing.

S: Pumpkin puree, cinnamon, clove.

T: Not much pumpkin here. More orange and citrus-y. Slightly bitter on the finish. A few spices like cinnamon and clove, but not much under the hood.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Some guy at Hop City in Atlanta convinced me to buy this one. He thought it was the shit in pumpkin beers. Wrong! A real waste of sip and money. Pass on this boring offering.

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Copper pour, two fingers of khaki head dissipates quickly, minimal lacing in the tulip.

Aroma is classic pumpkin spices, seems well balanced.

Despite the reputation for being one of the hoppier Pumpkin Ales (one reviewer noted Nelson Sauvin hops were advertised: I've seen no such evidence of this claim on the Cisco website), it was not apparent to me. Not as sweet as some of the other offerings I've tried, there is a pleasant balance from sip to swallow that is satisfying.

Medium body, lower level of carbonation, non syrupy in the finish.

Noticing the Julian dating after purchase, I realized Pumple Drumkin was canned mid July, 3+ months before consumption. I'm wondering if there is a hop presence that may have been more noticeable closer to the canning date. Next season I'll seek this one out closer to the canning date to see if the hops are more of a factor. Easy drinking Pumpkin Ale, worth a shot.

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.