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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

606 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 35
Gots: 46 | 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:
Beer added by: corey0212 on 09-22-2008

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.21/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, hazy, golden, brownish/orange with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a very thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that collected in the center of the glass.

Aroma: Very spicy! Lots of nutmeg, all-spice, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, and even notes of ginger. Malty too, like freshly baked ginger bread. Not much in the way of hops however.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma! Lots of pumpkin and spices! Strong notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Pumpkin pie in a glass. Finally, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. Good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Delicious beer! Tons of pumpkin pie flavors, but not too sweet. I’ll certainly get it again next fall.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this one at home - poured into tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle
A - A very pretty copper color with 1 1/2 inches of off white creamy head that settles to about 1/8 inch; decent lacing and a healthy stream of carbonation rising through the glass
S - Very, very mild spice and maybe citrus, almost undetectable though, as are any other aromas; I'm struggling here.
T - This isn't too bad, easy going down, light hop, mild bitter, not much in the way of spice or pumpkin characteristics; not too bad, just doesn't wow me
F - I would say this has just about the right level of carbonation for me; good body,
O - This beer is really up and down. Great look, weak aromas, easy drinking taste, but average comlexity, good body.....seems like a mild IPA. If the label didn't have a pumpkin on it, I wouldn't know the difference.

Photo of dsshuck
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lwillitz
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 1 finger off-white head over a slightly-cloudy body of deep amber, tons of visible carbonation

S - spices, pumpkin (not very prominent), citrus, grass

T - interesting mix of spices, pumpkin and grainy malt notes, citrusy and grassy notes from the hops, fruity and nutty character, bitter finish

M - highly-carbonated medium body

O - The bitterness is high and the pumpkin is low. Not exactly what I expected from a pumpkin ale.

Photo of rorjets
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I have been drinking Cisco's beers since they started, but I had yet to try their pumpkin ale. On the pour everything looked great: rich amber color, really nice head, off-white in color, with fine lacing. The pumpkin aroma was very slight, and so, alas, was the taste, which was mostly a hoppy bitterness. I could only make out a little pumpkin flavor, and no spices whatsoever, as the bitterness overwhelmed. If you want your pumpkin ale to taste more like a pale ale, this is for you. But if I get a pumpkin ale I want to taste the pumpkin, and this beer didn't hold it's own in that regard.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Yancey82
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of leansean88
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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

Photo of Hopglow
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dilbert65
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Gww1864
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of tb4475
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of Bolivar73
2.52/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of awesomea
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of dicookie
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
2/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of Chvck1
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JLB025
4.15/5  rDev +21%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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