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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale

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477 Ratings

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 31
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews by crc1935:
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3.39/5  rDev -2.6%

A - dark orange-brown. slightly hazy. head reached just over an inch after first pour. quickly dissipated in about 5 minutes.

S - predominantly pumpkin and malt. also has 'earthy' scent. light spices too.

T - primarily darker malts and pumpkin. though, it left a slightly metallic aftertaste which flattened its potential.

M - lightly carbonated.

O - solid pumpkin brew. pumpkin beers tend to be (1) overly sweet or (2) make up for taste with higher alcohol volume.

drumkin tastes better after it's had a chance to warm slightly.

11-05-2013 16:14:52 | More by crc1935
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%

I have to admit I"am not big on drinking pumpkin ales when it's 90 degrees still outside but I bought the first one of the year today.Poured into a nonic a clear deep burnt orange with a 1/2 finger white head that left no lace as it settled pretty quickly.This is a spiced ale no doubt with aromas of cardamom and clove dominating,a little sweet alcohol and cinnamon sharpness comes into play but is on the lighter side.Flavors are as well spiced with cardamom being the major player,there is a bit of drying in the finish.Well the label says a pumpkin spiced ale and that is what it is no doubt,spiced but not overly sweet so not bad.

09-01-2012 01:19:24 | More by oberon
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4.03/5  rDev +15.8%

had at the Cloverleaf in Caldwell NJ. nice looking amber brew, a tiny bit of head. nose was spicy, some slight citrus present. taste was a little lacking in pumpkin, but otherwise a nice ale. good mouthfeel, velvety. overall, one of the better pumpkin beers I have consumed. Wish I could have quaffed more...

10-29-2012 20:56:17 | More by 71ADub
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

11-17-2011 02:40:43 | More by Mac19872
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #34 (Nov 2009):

Brewed with locally grown Nantucket pumpkins.

Hazed tawny hue; light wisp of lace graces the top. A pretty complex nose, pleasant roundness of pumpkin and spice within an earthy yeast and sweet bready maltiness. Light carbonation yields enough smoothness to get by. At first sip, some mellow and vague spic- ing, as not one of the spices really jumps out. Pumpkin is hand in hand with the malt while the hops push everything down with a wild herb flavor and bitterness. Malt is toasty, a little roasty and mostly dry. Nutty, earthy yeast with some ripe fruit in the semidry finish.

Cisco hit all the right marks, balanced with a heavy hand of complex flavors. Big and bold, a wedge of aged Gouda would do very well here.

11-15-2010 21:59:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-17-2013 18:06:19 | More by danthehopslamman
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.43/5  rDev -1.4%

Nice-looking beer. Cherry amber color. Small off-white head with a little bit of lace.

Average aroma. Mostly pumpkin, a little bit of spice.

More in the taste. Pumpkin still at the forefront, but the nutmeg and spice came through much more.

Fairly nice mouthfeel. The spice did build up a little bit.

SWould try this again.

09-26-2011 20:57:42 | More by lordofthewiens
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-06-2013 12:02:26 | More by csmartin6
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-15-2012 22:30:22 | More by VernonKell
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-29-2013 18:20:35 | More by JakerLou
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

12 ounce can.

The pour is hazy lighter amber with a dull orange hue. Ample darker eggshell head, stays pretty well, then slowly starts to go to a thicker low film and leaves some decent looking slippery low bands of lacing.

The expected pumpkin pie spiced nose.

Spiced ale, with cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, lite pumpkin and some equally light pepper comes to mind.

Easy drinking fall beer. Decent sessioner. Bonus points for being put in a can. Good one for the cooler at a fall game/event/outing/picnic.

09-25-2013 22:27:40 | More by Billolick
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

09-11-2012 17:43:53 | More by mctizzz
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3.63/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, dark orange-brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: clove, cinnamon, earthiness, and pumpkin spice

Taste: clove, cinnamon, earthiness, pumpkin spice, and earthy hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: sweet start with spiciness in the middle and a bitter end, medium-high carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: A nice and solid pumpkin ale that is a bit more bitter than I am used to. Not my favorite, but a nice change of pace in a pumpkin tasting—so I will probably get this once a year for just that purpose. I could have a couple.

11-23-2011 14:43:42 | More by tigg924
Photo of Cavanaghty


4.28/5  rDev +23%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Brownish copper color, with an off white head of about two fingers. Very little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malts, Hops, and some mild pumpkin and spices.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied and very smooth and dry. Taste mostly of malts and hops with mild pumpkin and spices in the backround, enough to be tasted but not overpowering.

Overall: Very enjoyable brew. certainly one of the better pumpkins ales.

10-04-2012 17:34:35 | More by Cavanaghty
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

06-19-2012 02:40:52 | More by standardcherry
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2.83/5  rDev -18.7%

Pleasant mild aroma of roasted pumpkin with caramel notes. Taste is mild pumpkin with weak spice that fades into a predominant floral, grapefruit, grassy bitter finish. I felt like I was drinking a pumpkin IPA if there is such a thing. I cannot speak for all pumpkin beer lovers, but when I think of pumpkin beer, I am thinking of the flavor of pumpkin pie which is not bitter.

09-10-2013 18:36:50 | More by wattoclone
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-21-2014 18:58:24 | More by ccurrid
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

This beer was a fantastic full bodied pumpkin flavored and spiced beer. The flavors are not too overwhelming, but compliment the beer in a fantastic way. Cisco Brewery makes a great select of beers include Grey Lady and Whale's Tale Pale Ale. I wish Cisco Brewery made kegs.

09-15-2012 23:17:50 | More by DyrtyByrd
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3.55/5  rDev +2%

Coppery apricot colored with a sizzly white head that settles out slowly. Aroma of pumpkin and squashy vegetal notes, plus understated spice. Flavors of pumpkin and squash upfront, some bready malt, followed by subtle spices, thankfully easy on the nutmeg. Punctuated with a spicy and herbal bitter finish, a bit peppery, and a decidedly unpleasant acrid note that lingers and detracts from the whole. Moderate carbonation, even mouthfeel, a bit average overall for me mainly because of the lingering acridness.

09-20-2011 22:24:24 | More by far333
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4.33/5  rDev +24.4%

Silly label. 12oz

pours into my pint glass a handsome amber brown.

good head, decent retention. Lace is good.

smells of spices, cinnamon...a bit hop forward... nice

tastes of pumpkin, spice... a really nice hoppy feel to it. More so than most other pumpkin ales I have tried.

Overall, this beer took me by surprise. It totally impressed me. I will drink it again.

10-21-2011 02:07:16 | More by StevenBilodeau
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-12-2013 18:10:46 | More by doremite
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-23-2013 15:29:43 | More by ryser2k
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West Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +12.4%

Loving the canned beer revolution, this one pours a copper bronze hue bright filtered large khaki tan head, forms thick and textured foam. Fine speckled lacing left behind is layered nicely in even patterns. Aroma is packed with pumpkin pie spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, and hints of clove. Gourdy goodness with some actual vegetal pumpkin aromatics here. Refreshing quaffable pumpkin ale, not overly spiced but there's a great base beer underneath the pumpkin pie spice. It finishes rather clean the spices don't linger, thank God. Solid effort outta Nantucket, such solid beer made in a can I'm ready for more of this caliber of brewing offered in cans.

09-29-2013 17:48:07 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-14-2012 20:39:25 | More by acurtis
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4.35/5  rDev +25%

Appearance - Deep orange almost amber color. Decent beige colored head that dissipates quickly. Very clear. Beautiful looking beer.

Smell - Nice spicy and floral aroma, not pumpkin pie but autumn invoking. Very inviting.

Taste - Absolutely delicious, earthy flavors, pumpkin with a light spice. Nice malt and very little bitterness, but not sweet. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Great carbonation, medium body.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, and a very good beer. If my wallet agreed I would have many more.

10-15-2009 12:02:30 | More by BetterDarker
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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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