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
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of LiquidAmber
2.61/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Black Raven imperial pint Pours a slightly hazy medium orange amber. Thin head that fizzes out instantaneously (but made an interesting sound as it did so). No head, lacing or carbonation. Light aroma of sweet malt and pumpkin pie spices. Taste is dry pumpkin, with a distinct earthy note that had a hint of moldiness. Finishes with a slightly sour, dry flavor. Light bodied. Not that good.

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Smurf2055
2.64/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Wing Central in U district into a pint glass. Aroma was of mild pumpkin, yeast, cinnamon and sugar. Appearance was very bubbly. Very dark orange, fizzy, and head leaves quick. Almost glassy. Lots of bubbles stick to the side of the glass. It’s more like a pumpkin soda than an ale. Taste was bland pumpkins. Sweet and not a really big profile. Too much carbonation with the sting to go with it. Palate was soda-like. Sticky and strong carbonation is all I can say. Overall, if you are looking for a good pumpkin beer, keep clear. I’ve spoiled myself having had Pumpking and Great Pumpkin as some of my first pumpkin beers. I really appreciate the style of beer. Having said that, this is not a quality pumpkin beer. I can appreciate it, but it’s for sure not a beer drinkers beer. Alcoholic pumpkin soda

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of fsimcox
2.34/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy, off-orange color. Fizzy head dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.

Smells like pumpkin pie. Some spicy cinnamon and nutmeg.

Sweet, fizzy, pumpkin taste. The taste is a lot weaker than I expected, given the smell. There are some holiday spice notes, and a hint of sour apple in the finish.

Mouthfeel is fizzy, lots of carbonation, and a warm finish. A syrup feeling lingers.

I’m not fond of this beer.

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3/5  rDev +2%

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Photo of DoktorZee
2.9/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. No best before on the bottle.

A - pours a very unremarkable amber, and after about 2 minutes there is no hint of any head or lacing. A few small carbonation bubbles are rising in the glass, but it's pretty sedate.

S - nose isn't as expected with a bit of cinnamon and candy rather than pumpkin.

T- on tasting it's definitely interesting, with a light hops bite and very quick (and dilute) resolution with just a hint of malt. Behind everything is just a hint of spicy pumpkin. It's not unpleasant, but it's very subtle.

M - mouthfeel is unremarkable with a light to medium body backed by some sharp carbonation.

O - overall this is really drinkable, thought exceptionally unremarkable. In a sense, it is less than the sum of its parts, with just a hint of spicy pumpkin holding it up. Ultimately it's a bit dilute and subtle versus a lot of more direct pumpkin beers out there.

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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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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