Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

BA SCORE
80
good
654 Ratings
Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by corey0212 on 09-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
654
Reviews:
186
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
18.52%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Golfontap
4.26/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mitch3114
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.99/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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: An extremely delicious, creamy, mid strength, pumpkin ale that offers sessionability and doesn't compromise on flavor. This is definitely up there on the list of my top 10 pumpkin ales.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Im4jojo
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williahd
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TildenKatz
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh.

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Photo of LisaInFL
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abkayak
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieTH
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of joecon
1.13/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

YUCK-Pure crap!

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Photo of Martelljw2
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CAC329
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of Lucienbel
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greg2977
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Marraybay
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This reminded me in a very subtle way of New Belgium's "Pumpkick," given the introduction of a countering citrus - sour note in the middle-finish. Cisco does a nice job of providing deviation from the standard pumpkin-spiced seasonal, although I believe New Belgium's offering is more successful at it.

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