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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 654 |  Reviews: 186
Photo of nuebs
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jera1350
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jpuetz
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of reichBier
4.66/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of J30wang
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful amber orange to red and smells like a boozy fall. This is a solid pumpkin ale and I would do again. Would have to try Pumking by Southern Tier first though.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
2.07/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of RyanByorick
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mknoecklein
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Beautifal Amber-red color with excellent clarity. Two fat fingers of pillowy head retain very well. Very appealing to the eye.


S: Sweet pumpkin flesh and a good dose of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Toasty malt base and a kiss of citric hops.

T: Earthy and rind-like hop flavors vacillate with pie spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Touch of sweet pumpkin. Toasty and nutty malt base holds it all together. Hints of vague fruit. Pie spices ride out the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Fluffy and creamy texture, sharp and crisp carbonation.

O: Better than the majority of pumpkin ales on the market. The spicing is forward, but it still feels very much like a beer. A solid grab if you're feeling festive.

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Photo of Timmie
4.14/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SLeffler27
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear, glowing, golden-orange, with a 1/2"" off white head that quickly drops to a veil, leaving spotty lace on the wall of a Cisco Fisheye pint glass.
The pie spices are light here, with pumpkin as a secondary player to the alcohol fumes.

The flavor is that of an Oktoberfest with pie spices. Bitter/sweet balance is maintained, but the alcohol solvency is pronounced, some high tannic attributes.

The medium body and satin texture combine with ample carbonation. Alcohol is definitely present, but about as expected for 6%.

Every year I try a few pumpkin beers, hoping one will suit my taste. This one was about average. I like the seasonality, appearance, and aromas of the style, but rarely the flavors. Just as the journey is part of the fun, the hunt keeps me searching for a pumpkin ale that fits the hype. Maybe next year I'll try the smoked pumpkin offering from Cisco.

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Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

All in all it's a pretty tasty pumpkin beer, and one of the few that you can get in cans, which makes it a hint better. Nice gentle aroma and good flavor with a decent amount of spice. Nothing off-putting or artificial. Not the strongest pumpkin, but because of that it has a spot of it's own.

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Photo of rypkr
2.86/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Its tough for me to not like a pumpkin beer but man did Cisco botch this one

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Photo of LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brycepelletier
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep orange color with a white head. The smell was great with a lot of spice to it and the pumpkin scent coming through. The taste was a bit different though with a balance between allspice, nutmeg, and pumpkin, with the hops in the beer. A light pumpkin ale, but still has a great flavor to it.

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Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, hazy, golden, brownish/orange with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a very thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that collected in the center of the glass.

Aroma: Very spicy! Lots of nutmeg, all-spice, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, and even notes of ginger. Malty too, like freshly baked ginger bread. Not much in the way of hops however.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma! Lots of pumpkin and spices! Strong notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Pumpkin pie in a glass. Finally, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. Good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Delicious beer! Tons of pumpkin pie flavors, but not too sweet. I’ll certainly get it again next fall.

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.51 out of 5 based on 654 ratings.
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