Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale | Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin AleBuffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
California, United States
buffalobillsbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,895
Reviews:
639
Ratings:
1,201
pDev:
22.15%
Bros Score:
3.01
 
 
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Photo of MLoxxer
3.19/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I am judging this beer based on what it is, a pumpkin ale and not against a higher standard of the brewing art. Pouring this beer out of a 12oz glass bottle seemed somehow like pouring soda pop. The head was coarse, consisting of large bubbles. Color-wise, it is ruby-ish brown, a dark brown.From an aroma point of view it is very adjuncty with a strong spice character, kind of reminds me of one of those essential oil-based cinnamon air fresheners. I could also detect a nose that reminds me of the amateurish home brews my friend and I used to make. Flavor-wise it has a definite pumpkin and spice character. The after taste is slightly bitter, and a hint metallic. I think this beer would be suitable for someone who doesn't have a developed beer palate and is looking for a "pumpkin beer." Its certainly not overpowering, but not overly watery. Although I probably won't be buying this stuff again I can't say it's bad. For what it is, this pumpkin ale is just fine.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.68/5  rDev +57%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale brewed Buffalo Bill's Brewery, with an ABV of 6.0%. This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice off white head. I really like the color of this brew. The smell of Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale , is rich with pumpkin and spices. There is also some nice grins,malts and hit of hops , in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up a nice rich pumpkin spice with some nice grains at the end .This brew smell and taste like pumpkin pie, not saying that is a bad thing. Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel of Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale ,is rich ,bold ,spicy, and smooth. Overall I'm giving Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale a 4.75 out of 5. Buffalo Bill's Brewery,did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. This is one of the more balance pumpkin brews on the market. Not to much spice, not to much pumpkin.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.66/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.19/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amvrana
3.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.82/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Topskee
4.31/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i really liked this beer. i feel it had a lot more notes of real pumpkin than just the spices like most of them are becoming. maybe the fact that i live fairly close to the brewery affects my beer's taste, you know, the fresher the better? ...or something like that.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.4/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.28/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trying this one on for the first time before a gig at an Oktoberfest later this evening. Served in a nonic pint.

Appearance : It pours a tea/root beer colored body, like leaves trampled in the mud. The yellow-grey head is initially 2 fingers but recedes within a minute to a silky ring on top. Lacing is sparse and barely hanging on. Opacity is 80%.

Smell : I would say this is probably the most honest representation of a pumpkin ale from the nose. All of the elements are here right off the bat - pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and even some brown sugar and maple syrup. It all comes together in the nose for me. I can't improve on it whatsoever.

Taste : Delicious pumpkin flavor, with pumpkin pie filling and flaky crust, followed by clove and nutmeg, cinnamon, a pinch of sappy brown sugar, ending slightly spiced/bitter with coriander. There is a faint hint of diacetyl in here which I can't say is very rewarding, but the rest of the flavors cover it up pretty well.

Feel : Medium bodied is this beer's home. Appropriate carbonation, delectable and balanced creaminess. The finish is slightly buzzing and nipped.

Overall : When I put this to my lips my hands went up in the air as if to say "why the poor ratings?". I don't know what people look for in a Pumpkin ale, but this one nails it for me. I've had plenty of Pumpkin ales in my time, many of them worthy of a drain pour. This is not one of them. I intend on finishing...nay, enjoying this one till its gone. After that, who knows, I'll probably buy some more.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.12/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of vanilla, not getting a lot of pumpkin spice sent. It feels a little watery. I actually enjoyed the flavor or the beer but tasted hardly any pumpkin. Got a much stronger taste of vanilla over anything else. I enjoy sweet beers so I enjoyed this but it was not a great pumpkin beer.

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Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Secondfiddle7
2.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Super carbonated and slightly watery mouthfeel, no discernable spice or pumpkin on this beer. Taste like a chai tea soda. Definitely the poorest pumpkin beer tasted this season.

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Photo of Beejay
3.19/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: A deep murky brown in color, with a mostly white head on top.

S: Pumpkin aroma, as well as vanilla and cinnamon. There is a bready aroma in there as well.. I think the vanilla note almost makes me think of whipped cream.

T: Lot's of pumpkin and spice, with a long lingering spice flavor. Just a lot of spice...

M: Light bodied, with very high carbonation.

O: Overall this one isn't for me.. too much spice and the mouthfeel is off. There is almost a soda thing happening.. not my bag.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leocolgan
4.5/5  rDev +51%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice smooth sweet with pumpkin pie spices.

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Photo of onlymurderers
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.07/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.11/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fatehunter
3.85/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a dark body.
The aroma is brown sugar, smoke, pumpkin and milk.
The taste is bread and mild spice.
The texture is thicker and smooth.
Nice.

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Photo of tmcfad
4.15/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.49/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 1,201 ratings