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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

558 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.48%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

SalukiAlum, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

goblue3509, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Mikeynas
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

shockrocker65, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my favorite pumpkin by a long shot, but this is growing on me a bit as I drink through the sixer. Pours a dark amber with a head that sticks around as a thin cap. The smell and taste is quite gingery- and lacks a lot of the other pumpkin pie spices, and is also quite a bit thinner than I'd like. There is a chalkiness to the brew as well, as though raw spices were just dumped in. Completely lacks the silkiness of the pumpkin- either it wasn't used or not enough was, or perhaps the raw spices just overwhelm it. The spices leave a bit of a bitter taste in the mouth, but the ginger note is pretty tasty nevertheless. Needs more balance, or at least more integration.

Georgiabeer, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -41.9%

tmars13, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Buie
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Buie, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From: Binny's, Des Plaines
Date: "2332 08:30" stamped on bottle
Glass: Tulip

Cisco's pumpkin ale is an interesting version of the style, relying more on hop and herbal flavors to complement the malt and pumpkin bill. While intriguing, I found the flavors somewhat off-putting, while the weak mouthfeel does little to make me want to sip more of this. In general, a pumpkin beer I'll avoid in the future.

Pours a nice, 2cm head of off-white foam composed of small bubbles. Recedes to a thick ring around the glass with some whispy foam lingering atop the body of the beer. Lacing is moderate, with a few choice swatches along the glass' edges. Body is a transparent copper color with medium-intensity carbonation, streaming up from the bottom center of the glass.

Aroma is moderately hoppy with an herbal tinge, vegetal, a bit compost-like, along with a biscuity, bready aroma that's heavier in the background. An interesting aroma, definitely different from the sweeter, pie-spiced, but perhaps too vegetable and herbal like, and not bready or pie spice enough.

Taste is overall kind of like a pumpkin-y, herbal-hoppy, slightly watered-down caramel malt soup. There's a distinct lack of pie spices here, instead herbal hops are the dominant spicing candidate. Tasting opens with toffee-like malt sweetness with a bit of bitterness and a slight Mid-palate is herbal, modestly bitter, and slightly sweet. Back of palate is more bitter with continued herbal undertones. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter, a bit grainy and sweet, with small hints of herbal flavors.

Beer is medium to medium-light bodied with medium to medium-low level carbonation. The resulting mouthfeel is a fairly smooth, somewhat creamy and foamy beer, but it is also disappointingly watery as the glass wears on. Finish is semi-dry.

falloutsnow, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jrohrbacher, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ChrisL24481, Oct 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of ZorroMulder
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ZorroMulder, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malty aroma has a yeasty overtone and a hint of spice. Pours a clear, dark, bubbly amber with a thick pale wheat head. Malty flavor has a hint of pumpkin and more than a hint of hoppy bitterness. Smooth texture has about average body and not a whole lot of fizz. If not the best pumpkin ale, worthy of at least a try.

Cyberkedi, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Chetti
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Chetti, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of JWU
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter

A- orange amber, tranlucent with decent carbonation coming up from the bottom. a half finger of egg-shell white head dissipates quickly, and leaves minimal lacing.

S- unfortunately, the best part. Nice notes of pumpkin, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of allspice.

T- a bit of a sweet start, but quickly transitions into a funky mix of spice, a hint of pumpkin, floral and nutty notes emerge as well. The floral aspect comes off almost metallic and just doesn't jive with the rest of the brew.

M- light to medium carbonation, quite thin, and dry/metallic on the finish.

O- greatly disappointed in this one. It just doesn't work.

JWU, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jslice99, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Larrydoherty, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ComRock12, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
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%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

JMBSH, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

GLockmeister19, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
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
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Gehrig13, Oct 07, 2012
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.