Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale
Cisco Brewers Inc.

Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale
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Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #187
Ranked #28,091
3.45 | pDev: 18.84%
Nov 29, 2021
Sep 22, 2008
Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale
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5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Nov 29, 2021
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2.24/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

Look – Pours out bright orange in color with a slightly hazy body and two fingers of white head

Aroma – More of a squash aroma than pumpkin and some deeply hidden flowers/potpourri. Other than that it doesn’t have a lot here.

Taste – It’s mostly those flowers from the aroma, but dirtier. Mossy, grassy notes, but not in a good, bitter, wet hop way. I said squash on the aroma too, but here it is super vegetal and off-putting. Why am I tasting green beans? This is just plain bad.

Mouthfeel – Light-bodied, but not watery. Would be easy to drink if it didn’t taste terrible.

Overall – Not good. Really not good. I know I’m putting this beer through the ringer, but this is one pumpkin beer that gets a thumbs down.

Oct 29, 2021
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3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Fekim from Connecticut

Just the right amount of pumpkin and spice flavor. Not overpowering so you can still taste the ale. Solid seasonal choice.

Oct 07, 2021
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3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by 1009 from Massachusetts

The little pumpkin guy caught my eye. Tis the season, right? Ordered myself this pumpkin beer at Cisco Seaport and could not have been more underwhelmed. Color-wise, it was promising with a nice dark amber tint, limited head though. An aroma of spices and pumpkin is there, but not as pronounced as some people describe. I have had pumpkin beers smell like a pumpkin pie, and this doesn't have that wow factor. In my opinion, the taste is less pumpkin-like and tastes more seasonal fall spices/cinnamon. Wanted more fall gourd flavor. The aftertaste is bitter and wasn't particularly pleasant. My first pumpkin beer of the season, so we will go up from there.

Sep 22, 2021
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3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Nass from Florida

The pour is sort of a bright looking orange. The nose is not as big as other pumpkin ales I've had of late. The pumpkin is there in the taste but it's light & I want to taste more of it but they do a good on addin the right amount of spice into the mix without spoiling the beer. There is no date anywhere on the can just a set of numbers that I can't seem to figure out what they mean. This beer drinks quite smooth, I think I would pick this up again. Cheers! B-

Oct 30, 2019
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Update of Pumpkin Beer from 2013-2019 Blind Tastings.


Oct 12, 2019
3.46 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

12 oz bottle into Sam Adams glass. No date.
Semi-clear pumpkin color. nose is spice, mostly clove and cinnamon. Taste follows nose. Feel is light. Overall very nice for what it is but more spice here than pumpkin.

Oct 16, 2018
3.21 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Sep 24, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Smells and looks like pumpkin. Very cute can. Taste is like Whale's Tale Pale Ale with some spices that don't super taste like pumpkin. Overall a solid seasonal, but nothing super special.

Sep 23, 2018
3.49 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jun 09, 2018
3.73 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Apr 13, 2018
3.62 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Oct 08, 2017
3.5 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Sep 30, 2017
3.82 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Sep 08, 2017
4.26 by Golfontap from Maryland on May 04, 2017
3.15 by mitch3114 from New York on Dec 10, 2016
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4.99/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

Served out of a can.

A bright pumpkin orange color beer with a one finger head of tiny, finely compacted off-white bubbles. Minimal retention and lacing.

The aroma is delicious, with a slight yeast profile and big notes of fresh baked pumpkin pie and gingerbread. Aroma is predominantly caramel malt dominated. Big notes of sticky toffee and butterscotch alongside ginger and cinnamon spice in the background.

Upfront you get sweet flavors of savory toffee and light butterscotch candy. Gradually, a restrained but noticeably pungent pumpkin, cinnamon and gingerbread flavor sets in midpalate, finishing with more malty notes of creme brulee and caramel syrup, drizzled over french toast. There is also a moderate yeast profile lingering somewhere amongst the palate with flavors of vanilla, clove, parsley and mild bubblegum. Lightly hopped with notes of mildly bitter pine resin throughout so as to counteract the sweetness. It's important to note everything is in perfect balance here. At no time does this become overtly sugary or cloying

Creamy in body with medium weight and moderate carbonation. Smooth and crisp. Highly drinkable. Abv non-existant.

Overall Comments: One of the best pumpkin ales I've ever had. An extremely delicious, creamy, mid strength, pumpkin ale that offers sessionability and doesn't compromise on flavor.

Nov 05, 2016
3.33 by logicalparadox from New York on Oct 26, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Im4jojo from Massachusetts

Not sure if it's this batch or not, but it tastes a little too bitter to me. Perhaps it is one of the pumpkin pie spices, like cardamom or clove. The bitterness lingers way past each sip, making it difficult for me to enjoy. Nice color, though: beautiful orange glow with two-finger head. Legions of tiny bubbles rise to join said head.

After bitterness fades, the tongue is left with a thick coating. Nice aroma of pumpkin pie.

Overall, this beer was not as enjoyable as the other pumpkin ales I've tried, like Shipyard's Pumkin Ale or Harpoon's Pumkin UFO. If I have time within the season, I may try it again.

Oct 22, 2016
3.72 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Oct 14, 2016
3.5 by edthehead from New York on Sep 19, 2016
3.73 by williahd from Maine on Sep 17, 2016
4 by seakayak from Massachusetts on Sep 11, 2016
3.63 by TildenKatz from Florida on Apr 20, 2016
3.75 by jheezee from Texas on Mar 23, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by schoolboy from Ohio

This baby is way past it's prime, but I scored a sixer real cheap here in FLA. I needed some beers I didn't need to think about.

This baby is pretty in the glass. Slightly red, a little hazy and a medium head. The aroma is fresh and slightly malty. There might be a hint of pumpkin.

The taste is of a very mild brown ale with a hint of pumpkin. The aftertaste is clean with just the tiniest bit of bitter and pumpkin coming through.

I got spoiled by Jackie O's pumkpin beer this year - one of the best ever. This is an OK mild one and the sixer of cans was a buck less than one little bottle of Jackie O's.

Mar 15, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by KrissyKat6 from New York


Mar 13, 2016
3.25 by Chucker17 from South Dakota on Feb 11, 2016
3.55 by abkayak from New York on Jan 21, 2016
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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by tillmac62 from South Carolina

Clear amber pour with a slightly garnet cast. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Light nose of pumpkin and spice. Lighter than typical in intensity.

Light body slightly smoother than water. Below normal carbonation level with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a somewhat stronger finish.

The flavor profile is rather good. It is flavorful, not very complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of spices that never really separate. The middle shows a bit of pumpkin and no hop flavor. As the finish fades, pumpkin makes its strongest showing and a bit of hop bitterness surfaces.

Jan 05, 2016
4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Dec 25, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JackieTH from Minnesota

Orange-gold beer with a thin foam that recedes quickly. Smells faintly of nutmeg and allspice, gourd and citrus. Taste is bready and malty with some nutmeg presence, lightly citrus, faint sweetness. Body is medium. Finish is clean. This reminds me of a marzen with a washing of pumpkin pie spices. Decent enough and not overly spiced which is a good thing.

Nov 23, 2015
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1.13/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
by joecon from Pennsylvania

YUCK-Pure crap!

Nov 12, 2015
3.5 by Martelljw2 from New York on Oct 31, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CAC329 from New York

I enjoyed this pumpkin spiced beer. Nothing overpowered me, I found it to be beer with a warm friendly aftertaste of pumpkin/spices. I would buy again!

Oct 30, 2015
4 by Lucienbel from Massachusetts on Oct 29, 2015
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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Greg2977 from Connecticut

Was a hit at Pumpkinfest this year. Right up in the top 2. Full spice and pumpkin flavor. Nice look to it and a great finish.

Oct 29, 2015
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