Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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3.39/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A - dark orange-brown. slightly hazy. head reached just over an inch after first pour. quickly dissipated in about 5 minutes.
S - predominantly pumpkin and malt. also has 'earthy' scent. light spices too.
T - primarily darker malts and pumpkin. though, it left a slightly metallic aftertaste which flattened its potential.
M - lightly carbonated.
O - solid pumpkin brew. pumpkin beers tend to be (1) overly sweet or (2) make up for taste with higher alcohol volume.
drumkin tastes better after it's had a chance to warm slightly.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 16:14:52 | More by crc1935
3.41/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
We have begun getting distribution of Cisco Brewers' beers here in PA and when I saw a CAN of this over at The Fridge back in late-August (!), I knew to pick it up and set it aside for the advent of October. The CANQuest (TM) CANtinues in search of good seasonal beers as a result.
From the CAN: "On Nantucket, a Pumple named Drumkin, brewed up some great ale with his pumpkins. One and all came to savor the delicious flavor, then wobbled around like bumpkins. At Cisco they thought, 'This is De-Lish! This is the best ale that we [CAN] accomplish![']"
Mr. Drumkin emitted a loud Crack and cried out for an inverted Glug, so I indulged the happy little fellow. I was rewarded with three fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Dense lacing was beginning to form pretty quickly and Mr. Drumkin was cautioned that he would have to clean up his mess when he leaves. Nose was mildly spicy, primarily cinnamon, but perhaps also nutmeg or allspice. It was fairly weak in terms of its nose, especially given the style. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a definite immediate cinnamon presence on the tongue, followed by a ginger-like flavor, which combined with the malt, made me think more of a gingerbread cookie than a pumpkin pie. Finish was semi-dry, mostly due to all of the spices, but I was still thinking Christmas, not Hallowe'en.
Did anyone else see today's "Brevity" comic strip in which Linus goes into shock upon hearing a young woman exiting Starbucks say, "This is a Great Pumpkin Latte!" Ha!
Serving type: can
10-23-2013 20:53:04 | More by woodychandler
2.21/5 rDev -36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Picked up a sixer of this, now just wishing I opted for a single...
Pours orange/copper with 3 fingers of tan head. Nice head retention & lacing
S: All spice & vegtal notes , even some tomato & metallic notes
T: All spice, a little nutmeg, metallic notes & ever so faint squashyness. Nutmeg, pears & metallic notes as this warms. More tomato & metallic notes in the finish, nasty
MF: Prickly carbonation, thin body, thickened up a bit a as this warmed, but only slightly
A poor example of the style & none of the cisco beer's I tried as of late (purchased in Arkansas) are worth a damn. Not buying any more with doing a ton of research. The only thing I liked about this? The label...
This was fairly drinkable the other night after my tastebuds were fried, for what that's worth
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 04:57:37 | More by russpowell
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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