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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 emerge077
3.6/5  rDev +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.

Photo of DCav
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

Photo of subhumans15
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of RussBecker1
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of skaboom420
1.75/5  rDev -49%

Photo of markgoodman10
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of avalon07
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin spices (which intensifies as the beer warms up) - the spice hints are primarily cinnamon with lighter notes of nutmeg and allspice.

T: This beer has a taste to similar to the smell with the primary flavors being those of pumpkin and pumpkin spices - possibly a little too much of the spice. The spice flavors are cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, coriander, and very light ginger. Light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The best aspect of this beer is that while you have the flavors and pumpkin and traditional pumpkin pie spices but not added sweetness. This is a decent pumpkin beer and has none of the artificial flavors that you often get in this style.

Photo of Softestdog
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BlackBearForge
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumple Drumkin pour a really clear amber with a decent foamy offwhite head that pretty much disappears entirely leaving next to no lacing on the glass at all.

The aroma has nice pumpkin pie spicing with a solid cooked pumpkin background backing up a clean malt scent.

The flavor for me is pretty much the standard pumpkin ale, seeming a bit over-spiced in the clove and coriander department. There is ample cooked pumpkin which is always a plus, nicely balanced with a clean moderatly sweet malt. The finish is lightly sour, and dries up quite a bit from hop bitterness and the pumpkin pie spicing. Warming does wonders for this beer, rounding out the rough edges of the spicing and bringing, nearly eliminating any sourness and bringing an even better balance between pumpkin and the malts.

The mouthfeel is medium, slick but lacking much creaminess from the sharp carbonation.

Overall this is an above average pumpkin ale, my wife says this is a pumpkin she could actually drink and she does not like pumpkin ales at all. Wasn't quite up my alley so draw your own conclusions there.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JoeD
1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of pschul4
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a beautiful orange hue with a fluffy 1.5" head that leaves good lacing

S- Lots of pumpkin which I like. A little bit of spice in the nose and just a touch of booze

T- Spices come through a lot more in the taste. Not much pumpkin but its a decently balanced spiced beer

M- Little too carbonated for my liking. I like my pumpkin beers smoother

O- Started out promising and ended up just decent. Glad I tried it but much better options out there

Photo of alexgash
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Medium copper body. Clear and clean. Small, gauzy, eggshell white head. Not much lacing. Nose of caramel malts, pumpkin pie, citrus-leaning fruit, and a mishmash of spices (cinnamon, clove, maybe allspice, orange zest).

Toasted malts up front. Singed caramel and pulpy gourd maltiness fills in. Again, as in the nose, there is a zesty citrus element livening up the palate. Peppery, floral, herbal hop bitterness in the latter half as well. Requisite pumpkin beer spices show up too, but they are not too brash and fit in nicely. Medium body with a lively feel. One of the better pumpkin beers so far this season.

Photo of GPHarris
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick, creamy eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - a hint of cinnamon and spice but it was very understated. pumpkin comes through very well.
t - very much the same as the aroma.
m - crisp and medium.
o - this is what a pumpkin beer should be. i'm not a fan of ones that dominate with spices and don't let pumpkin flavor and aroma come through. this is very balanced and drinkable.

Photo of nickfl
2.62/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured with one finger of off-white foam on top of a clear, copper-brown body. The head settles rapidly and leaves only light traces of lace.

S - Lightly vegetal notes of squash with some cinnamon and nutmeg.

T - Brown, toasty malt up front. Some dry caramel and herbal notes in the middle with a finish of burnt toast and phenolic, but nondescript, spices.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a bone dry finish.

D - Yikes, the aroma is about what one would expect, but the flavor profile is really bland and the extra dry finish doesn't help things. Very little identifiable spice character, though there is some hotdog water like character in the background. I'm really unimpressed with this...

Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.