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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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470 Ratings

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 27
Gots: 17 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

03-02-2013 07:19:42 | More by davey101
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-28-2013 00:40:13 | More by EFR94
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-18-2013 02:47:30 | More by pintofparadise
Photo of Metal4Breakfast


3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-05-2013 02:17:31 | More by Metal4Breakfast
Photo of corby112


3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a very dark ruby red/copper color with dark orange edges and a half finger off-white head that immediately dissapears.  No lacing.

Sweet pumpkin pie aroma with zesty autumnal spices and vanilla.  Pumpkin purée along with cinnamon, brown sugar, clove and nutmeg.  There's a subtle vegetal quality but it smells more dessert like than anything.

Medium bodies with a strong zesty spicy presence up front that lingers over the sweet pumpkin notes into a dry finish.  Slightly more vegetal than expected but still sweet with prominent autumnal spice.  Not as dessert like with lots of clove, pepper and allspice followed by pumpkin purée, nutmeg and bready malt.  ABV is well masked with no alcoholic heat making it decently drinkable.  Could be a touch sweeter but it's not a bad interpretation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 02:50:31 | More by corby112
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2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. No bottled on date present, just a code. Poured into a Boulevard tulip.

A - Pours a nice copper color with a strong one a half finger head that goes down semi-quick. Steady stream of bubbles rushing to the top.

S - Cinnamon / nutmeg smell is dominant in the beginning, followed by a more wheaty malt backbone. Very fresh baked cinnamon smell is interesting.

T - Extremely malty with the traditional Halloween spices: allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Not the best taste, that's for sure. Not enough actual pumpkin flavor, and too heavy on the spices. Slight carbonation tickles the tongue.

M - Tingly, carbonated mouth feel. Some spices lingering.

Overall, not too impressed, but not a bad beer at all. However, there are better balanced and more intense pumpkin brews to be had.

Cisco Pumple Drumkin ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 03:30:10 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

12-22-2012 19:59:15 | More by jdhasse
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South Carolina

2.43/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz single from Total Wine. Poured into a shaker pint glass...

A: Murky, dusty copper; one finger of off white head on a stiff pour; a few splotches of lace.

S: Pie crust; pumpkin; fall spices.

T: Bleh... Watery. Not much malt or any sort of backbone; some all-spice on the end, but pretty lackluster.

M: Medium-bodied; low carbonation; no finish.

O: Never again - worst pumpkin ale I think I"ve had.

*from notes: 9/19/12

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 02:52:45 | More by jpro
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-17-2012 04:16:49 | More by slyons16
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-14-2012 02:43:22 | More by MEW
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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin head on a bright clear copper body. Aromas of caramel malts, hint of brown sugar and little in the way of pumpkin really.flavor is boring even for the style opening with caramel and toasted malts with brown sugar moving to a more fresh pumpkin over a spiced or pumpkin pie sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall even for the style, this one is boring and under flavored.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 03:25:47 | More by kylehay2004
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-02-2012 23:42:58 | More by Trevormcraig
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-02-2012 01:12:35 | More by Chugs13
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-30-2012 02:43:59 | More by Proclarush
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3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh...not much going on IMHO. Kind of an orange/amber color - pleasant enough. Aroma didn't seem like anything much - not getting the pumpkin pie or much in the way of the gourd aroma. Flavor overall seemed quite lackluster. Lacking pumpkin flavor an maybe they waved some spices over the brew kettle. Just tasted like a plain old ale. Would not buy again, would not recommend as an example of a pumpkin fall seasonal.

Understand this will be low on the curve here. My wife likes the pumpkin seasonals, so we've tried a bunch of them (at least a couple of bottles) and this one was not a fave for sure and our independent notes are in 100% agreement, strange but true :-)

Reviewed from notes

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 20:01:44 | More by LeRose
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3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a dark maerzen... great looking color beer, head is a bit bubbly... lots of carbonation... aromas are slight pumpkin spice hintes that this wont be killed and over done with spices.... good... flavor is sublte as well... amber ale base with flavors of raw pumkin and spices on the back. Not an over done spiced pumpkin... which i like, but the beer lacks complexity. Decent and i dont mind drinking because it not ruined with marketing spices.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 17:34:00 | More by CampusCrew
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South Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy, copper colored. Relatively thin head with great retention. Really nice lacing.

Heavy spice in the aroma. I don't really like the blend of spice. Some roasted malt aroma in the background.

I'm not a big fan of the flavor in this beer. The spices are too harsh, and the bitterness is too high for this style. The sweet malt flavor is good, but unfortunately only lasts for a second as you swallow.

Medium to heavy bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel gives way to an overly dry, bitter, everlasting finish that attacks you tongue until the next sip.

I'm not really impressed with this pumpkin ale. The spice blend is all wrong, and it's really not sweet enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 16:17:59 | More by UnderPressure
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

11-20-2012 01:29:14 | More by Chrixsus
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-18-2012 21:58:23 | More by tpauer
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

11-18-2012 20:29:42 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-17-2012 00:43:37 | More by FUwolfpacker
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-15-2012 22:30:22 | More by VernonKell
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-14-2012 00:32:56 | More by Hanzo
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

11-11-2012 01:25:15 | More by VTWicked
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3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours a copper-like orange color. Some good white froth and lacing.

(S)- A good deep and dense pumpkin aroma. Hints at a nice nutmeg spice. Touches of vanilla.

(T)- Not nearly as much pumpkin as the smell, but a more potent spice profile.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. A bit disappointing in the pumpkin area, but light and easy drinking.

(O)- Overall, its decent for the style, but clearly lacking any big pumpkin flavor; plenty of spice though.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 19:16:26 | More by sweemzander
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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