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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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608 Ratings

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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 36
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: corey0212 on 09-22-2008

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Ratings: 608 | Reviews: 174
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...

Photo of Gatch
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of seaweedsoup
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of reynolds2121
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of daliandragon
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last of a group of Pumpkin beers I picked up for last weekend at the Beer dispensary in Apex. The others I didn't review because my internet was down most of the weekend and I still wanted to drink them so this is something of a salvage job.

This starts mighty fine. A layered, translucent light brown hue and a decent head of beige lace is accompanied by an aggressive, juiced up assortment of pumpkin spice notes:cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and of course the pumpkins themselves. Light malt backbone is noticeable just beneath the first layer.

The pumpkin flavors in the first sip seem muted and garbled. The malt is the strongest and most consistent taste coming off the blocks. I'm going to let it warm for a few minutes and see if that improves matters. The quick break also seems to embolden the hop flavors, which control the finish and aftertaste. Mouthfeel could use a little more stiffness. Not a bad little pumpkin, but a little disappointing after the great first impression.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rusty amber color with a dense, dimpled head. According to the label the original recipe was brewed by a Pumple named Drumkin. Good Pumple-y rention.

Leafy, wet earth aroma. Very mild pie spice.

Subtle pumpkin spice with more wet earthiness. I like the earthiness of this beer. I feel that a beer brewed with vegetables from the ground should taste a little dirty.

Pumpkin ales walk a fine line between too spicy and not spicy enough. This is the latter.

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of DyrtyByrd
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was a fantastic full bodied pumpkin flavored and spiced beer. The flavors are not too overwhelming, but compliment the beer in a fantastic way. Cisco Brewery makes a great select of beers include Grey Lady and Whale's Tale Pale Ale. I wish Cisco Brewery made kegs.

Photo of Chaney
1.97/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My wife and I had a blind pumpkin ale tasting and ranked this one #7 out of the 7 that we tried.

Served in a Port City tasting glass.

A: Crystal clear, yet still opaque orange with a pretty substantial head.

S: Elmer's glue. Need I say more?

T: Really no pumpkin taste whatsoever. Seriously, I've taste Octoberfests with more pumpkin flavor than this. Still, I got lots of yeast and water.

M: Thin and watery. This is one of the more "beery" pumpkin ales I've tasted. No lacing.

O: I will not be drinking this again.

Photo of Bank_of_Bad_Habits
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of kindbill
2/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of n2185
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear orange with two fingers of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Pumpkin spices up front with creamy vanilla and some squashy pumpkin aromas as well. Nice.

T: Pumpkin spices here as well followed by an odd, slightly sour flavor with a bready finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is carbonated enough to avoid being watery, though I'd like it a bit creamier.

O: A fairly mediocre pumpkin ale overall. It smells nice, but the taste is rather bland and odd.

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and webs of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of pumpkin spices in the nose—cinnamon and nutmeg seem to stand out in particular. Notes of pumpkin also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and seems to have a little more of a pumpkin flavor, especially as the beer begins to warm up. There is also a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: This is an enjoyable pumpkin beer if you want some flavors of spices and pumpkins and something that doesn’t seem sweet and artificial.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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