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

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69
poor
1,192 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,192
Reviews:
638
Avg:
2.94
pDev:
22.45%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,192 |  Reviews: 638
Photo of mlockman
3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid pumpkin/yam beer right here

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alcohline_trip
2.99/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of almostjay
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 5EKF
2.56/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craftaholic
2.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kevin55
2.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/13/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, toasted biscuit, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of bready malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of pumpkin, toasted biscuit, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, toasted biscuit, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid robustness of bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is ok. A little watered down feeling in mouthfeel, but not bad. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid pumpkin ale. All around good balance and solid robustness/complexity of bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.52/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
2.87/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.29/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a murky amber-orange color with a small foamy white head that disappears quickly, leaving just some film on top, no lacing

S- nutmeg-forward on the spicing with aromas of raw pumpkin, cola & fermented ketchup

T- slightly sweet, malty & nutty up front, vegetal notes and grains, faint nutmeg and clove, more grains on the finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- not a lot of pumpkin flavor, drinks more like an amber ale

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Photo of Jeffreysan
2.89/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, golden, copper/amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that completely dissolved away into nothing.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that, or I’m stuffed up. I do get some faint notes of pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, but not much, and nothing at all of malt or hops.

Taste: What it likes in aroma, it sort of makes up for in flavor. Stronger notes (compared to the aroma at least) of pumpkin, all-spice and brown sugar. There’s an interesting little bit of sourness at the finish that I’m not used to in pumpkin beers, but it’s not a hoppy bitterness, in fact, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer, it’s more like a sour fruit-like bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with absolutely no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Pretty decent pumpkin beer, but nothing great. The little bit of sourness at the finish is interesting. I’m glad I tried it, and if offered, I wouldn’t turn it down, but I probably won’t get it again next autumn.

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Photo of tbryan5
2.9/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brewqueno
3.24/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.22/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of blinky1717
2.56/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of chris1919
3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BabaBeer
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of dsshuck
3.12/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Gpaetzold
3/5  rDev +2%

Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
2.94 out of 5 based on 1,192 ratings.
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