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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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506 Ratings

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.5%
Wants: 32
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Where some newer pumpkin ale makers are instant on making a beer that tastes identical to pumpkin ale, and then others that want to create a beer first and nuances of pumpkin flesh and spice to accent; the Cisco brewers split the difference in a taste that's just as beery as it is pumpkiny.

Its bright copper hue takes on the tinge of orange pumpkin to sell "taste with your eyes first" very well. Spicy nutmeg and clove leads the way with cinnamon and brown sugar following closely behind. Its sweet malty upstart supports the spices in a sultry and flirty kind of way.

What insures is a light caramel and confection taste that coats the palate and prepares it for the spices that quickly follow- those allspice medleys symphonize over the middle with the same cinnamon, nutmeg and clove character that charmed the nose. Its rich palate is lightly starchy and sweet though a drying and warming finish looms.

Despite its medium-bodied upstart dissolves quite effortlessly in its finish, a spicy, heated and drying tactile sensation follows to offer a moderate sense of drinkability and sociability to the session. Its dry starchiness is laden with skeletons of spice and sweetness that aridly reminds the palate and memory of pumpkin pie.

BEERchitect, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Veleax
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

Veleax, Today at 01:50 AM
Photo of Randygroves
1/5  rDev -71.1%

Worst beer I ever had last year. Dumped the rest but one down the drain to save some other soul from having to endure the taste. Tried the one I saved again just too be sure and it hit the drain too. Too scared of loosing my beer palate to attempt buying it this year..... Yuck..

Randygroves, Today at 05:24 PM
Photo of Stinkypuss
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Pours a clear orange color with a head that dies quickly. The aroma is fu of pumpkin pie spices. The taste has a fair bitterness along with spices and a but if vegetal pumpkin. Hoppy pumpkin ale, interesting. Still, had the spice and pumpkin notes. Easy to drink, not a bad ale.

Stinkypuss, Today at 04:41 PM
Photo of farleyte
5/5  rDev +44.5%

farleyte, Yesterday at 09:28 PM
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

paulish, Friday at 12:36 AM
Photo of mynie
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

The can gets points for the adorable little pumpkin man who adorns its front. It loses points for the really awful attempt at a Halloween poem on the side. I get that it's trying to be cutesy doggerel, but good god--you could have crowdsourced this out to a kindergarten class and gotten something ten times more appealing.

Moving on... this is an east coast pumpkin. Meaning, unlike the midwest variety of pumpkin ale, this is supposed to taste like beer, not pie spice and diabetes.

Starts out with light spice and good kick of fleshy pumpkin. This moves into a middle that's like an east coast pale, with a bit of cinnamon and some uncomfortable barely bitterness in the back.

Not... not bad. But a strange flavor, the beginning dully sweet and the end sharply bitter. Just doesn't hit my pallet quite right.

mynie, Thursday at 10:48 PM
Photo of Soterios
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Soterios, Tuesday at 11:39 AM
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Nichols33, Tuesday at 12:40 AM
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Dunph22, Monday at 08:18 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

yankeej13, Monday at 12:33 PM
Photo of trianglebrew
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Good pumpkin beer that complements slight pumpkin and spice well, as well as keeps the integrety of a beer flavor ( not overkill on the cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, etc). Medium mouth feel with more pumpkin aromas than taste. Good session pumpkin beer overall and would recommed for those who dont want too much spice in their pumpkin seasonals.

trianglebrew, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Pipelovejoy
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Pipelovejoy, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

ConradKenney, Sep 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

maguire1330, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

LutherBrau, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Johnroby, Sep 06, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -9.8%

nlucio1, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Cook82
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Cook82, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of ethanmc12
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

ethanmc12, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

moscow2042, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

alucard, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Python6586
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Python6586, Aug 25, 2014
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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.