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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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517 Ratings

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.79%
Wants: 30
Gots: 27 | 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 jsanford
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a fluffy off-white head that settles to a 1-inch cap. Moderate aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and roasted nuts. Fairly middle-of-the-road, but pretty nice. Hovers around the spice end of the "Pumpkin Spice" spectrum, with more cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Nice and drinkable, like every other Cisco brew I've had. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean, with a medium body and ample carbonation. Nice, drinkable Pumpkin Beer that doesn't try to re-invent the wheel.

jsanford, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Larrydoherty, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of ComRock12
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ComRock12, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and deep copper color with a thin layer of head that dissipates quickly. Definitely some pumpkin on the nose and some sweet notes as well. There is certainly pumpkin flavors, but the malt taste is a touch more prominent than the pumpkin. A semi-dry finish completes a great tasting experience.

One of the better pumpkin ales that I have sampled this season.

57md, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light burnt orange color, active and bubbly white head. Scent leads with some notes of seasonal spice, lighter on the cinnamon and nutmeg, some floral and lemony hoppyness, biscuity sweetness and light green apple - where is my pumpkin? Not in the flavor either. Odd combination of light spicing, floral notes and lemon and green apple. Lighter side of medium, spritzy. Was wondering if this was another Shipyard with no actual pumpkin used.

rfgetz, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

JMBSH, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of GLockmeister19
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

GLockmeister19, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into mason jar at coalhouse pizza, stamford, ct.
Pours an amber maple syrup brown color with thin lacing. Usual smell and flavor of nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet malts. Its a good mellow pumpkin ale, not overly spicy but nice flavors. Good not amazing.

DrinkSlurm, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Gehrig13, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Bito401
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Bito401, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of ksimons
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ksimons, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Julian date code printed on the bottle: 2332

Dark amber orange with a steady column of rising bubbles. Lasting soapy skim, rings of drippy lacing. Surface is pitted with larger bubbles bursting and forming craters. Looks good by all accounts.

Smells good, some of the usual nutmeg and earthy squashy pumpkin.

Taste is alright, fairly mild and easy drinking. Seems a little watery and flimsy after sitting with it for a bit. Lacks much pumpkin character, though some mild spice does linger (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.). Plain and not over the top. Could do worse, though this beer isn't offering much in the originality department.

emerge077, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of DCav
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

DCav, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Cavanaghty, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of subhumans15
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

subhumans15, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/02/12 notes. Had on tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a medium, amber-orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spice, pepper, pumpkin, dough, and bready malts. Pretty nice, a little heavy on the spice.

t - Tastes of pumpkin, dough, earthy notes, spice, bready malts, toasted malts, and light caramel malts. Taste has less spice than the nose and more dough and earthy notes. Pretty nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, body is pretty smooth. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty good pumpkin beer. A decent amount of spice and pepper to it, but easy to drink. Would have it again, though I drank it side by side with the Greenport Harbor Leaf Pile Pumpkin ale and preferred that one a little more.

mdfb79, Oct 03, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Neat looking beer. Pours a hazy orange with nice layering of shades from top to bottom. Pretty distinctively pumpkin as the color gives of that ideal. A crisp off white head sits atop again making it very aesthetically pleasing.

S-Very very faint on the nose, but in given the proper amount of patience the scents reveal themselves to be a nice blend of ingredients. The nose presents more muted pumpkin than other pumpkin brews I have had, not sugary sweet however which was personally appreciated. The pumpkin is paired with hints of cinnamon and what may be allspice.

M-A decent body, nothing too exceptional. It is carbonated enough to make it a drinkable ale, but it does not enhance the flavor.

M-As with the nose, the flavors presented here are incredibly faint. Pumpkin is there, but hardly noticeable as are the spices and nearly non existent malts. The beer is very drinkable, but in the way that seltzer water can be. I appreciated the subtitles, but any overtones would have made this much more enjoyable.

O-Not for the untrained palate, as the notes are practically unnoticeable, but a decent ale for the time of the year.

RussBecker1, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Lordkrystic
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Lordkrystic, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of skaboom420
1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

skaboom420, Oct 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

markgoodman10, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a brownish orange color with a white head on top. The dead settles not leaving much behind on the glass. The smell of the beer is moderately spiced with a subtle malt profile to it. The taste of the beer has a decent amount of spices in there too, there is a decent malt base to this beer also. The mouthfeel is a little sharp on the carbonation, there is a bit of warming sensation going on too from the spices. Overall this beer is pretty good, not something I'd look forward too having each year but it was nice to try.

Knapp85, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bacher468, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of avalon07
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-ish color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent, but not great, aroma of pumpkin, malt, and some spices.

T: Kind of goes off the rails here. There were traces of pumpkin, spices (a little cinnamon), and malt, but they were very low. The amount of pumpkin was negligible. Simply a thin flavor, with a decidedly herbal harshness.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Certainly, this beer could have been better. It seems to be one of those brews that was half formed.

avalon07, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

noel2977, Sep 28, 2012
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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