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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

556 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 32
Gots: 39 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

TWStandley, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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2.65/5  rDev -23%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

Strickzland, Sep 23, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +43%

CourtneyBlum, Sep 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

kmos27, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

MarkDeming, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

AndrewBV, Sep 21, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Hootie159, Sep 20, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -19.8%

BrooklynPanch, Sep 20, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.9%

I rarely - if ever say this about beer. I've been drinking craft beer whenever i can find it and found this at a grocery store near me that sells mixed 6 packs where you can choose them. This was the last one I picked out since I hadn't had it before. It was in a can, not a bottle - so maybe this contributed to the flavor of the beer - or got a bad banch of it. When i first smelled it - it smelled like it had skunked or been sour, but tasted it and it tasted just plain horrible. The pumpkin spice that its advertised as being a "pumpkin beer" was missing, and tasted very, very watered down. This was the second time I've ever poured out a beer - after my horrible experience with a 3 year old can of Narragansett Bock...it tasted almost just like that. Perhaps it wasn't fresh - or in a can like I said (I've had Cisco's Whale Tale, and Grey Lady and they're alright) but I will have to follow this up sometime in another form. I do not recommend!

joncob, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Wasupmx, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

cmozz, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Spreetaper, Sep 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

MJHolsey, Sep 19, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a faintly hazed copper color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. I'm not impressed by the retention, or the minimal lacing left behind. (2.75)

Smell: The brewers have kept both the pumpkin and spices subdued. Cinnamon and gourd only appear as subtle kisses on the nose. It's more redolent of a typical amber ale, featuring notes of caramel, wheat (wha?), and toffee. Aromatically, it's overly subdued, but not offensive. (2.75)

Taste: Follows the aroma fairly rigidly. The spices are very subtle - I can tell they exist, but I really have to concentrate. That's good, because overspicing can ruin a pumpkin ale. Unfortunately, that leaves this beer with very little: it's practically a bland amber ale with a touch of gourd, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Again, not offensive. Just really damn boring. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: To give it credit, it goes down rather easily. It isn't hampered by excess malt/spice obstructiveness, and the finish is dry and surprisingly crisp. Carbonation is medium. (3.25)

Overall: This might appeal to beginner craft drinkers, or haters of the style. It's very mild and inoffensive, with just enough of a pumpkin essence. And therein lies the problem. It's friggen' boring. It doesn't stab the palate, it just puts it to sleep. Put simply, I'd rather be drinking something else. (2.75)

2.8/5: Ehhhhhhhhh...

ThisWangsChung, Sep 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

mwckiltedsavage, Sep 18, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

jarrett123, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

tastesogood, Sep 17, 2014
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.