Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by corey0212 on 09-22-2008

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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Julian date code printed on the bottle: 2332

Dark amber orange with a steady column of rising bubbles. Lasting soapy skim, rings of drippy lacing. Surface is pitted with larger bubbles bursting and forming craters. Looks good by all accounts.

Smells good, some of the usual nutmeg and earthy squashy pumpkin.

Taste is alright, fairly mild and easy drinking. Seems a little watery and flimsy after sitting with it for a bit. Lacks much pumpkin character, though some mild spice does linger (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.). Plain and not over the top. Could do worse, though this beer isn't offering much in the originality department.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Brownish copper color, with an off white head of about two fingers. Very little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malts, Hops, and some mild pumpkin and spices.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied and very smooth and dry. Taste mostly of malts and hops with mild pumpkin and spices in the backround, enough to be tasted but not overpowering.

Overall: Very enjoyable brew. certainly one of the better pumpkins ales.

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/02/12 notes. Had on tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a medium, amber-orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spice, pepper, pumpkin, dough, and bready malts. Pretty nice, a little heavy on the spice.

t - Tastes of pumpkin, dough, earthy notes, spice, bready malts, toasted malts, and light caramel malts. Taste has less spice than the nose and more dough and earthy notes. Pretty nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, body is pretty smooth. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty good pumpkin beer. A decent amount of spice and pepper to it, but easy to drink. Would have it again, though I drank it side by side with the Greenport Harbor Leaf Pile Pumpkin ale and preferred that one a little more.

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2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Neat looking beer. Pours a hazy orange with nice layering of shades from top to bottom. Pretty distinctively pumpkin as the color gives of that ideal. A crisp off white head sits atop again making it very aesthetically pleasing.

S-Very very faint on the nose, but in given the proper amount of patience the scents reveal themselves to be a nice blend of ingredients. The nose presents more muted pumpkin than other pumpkin brews I have had, not sugary sweet however which was personally appreciated. The pumpkin is paired with hints of cinnamon and what may be allspice.

M-A decent body, nothing too exceptional. It is carbonated enough to make it a drinkable ale, but it does not enhance the flavor.

M-As with the nose, the flavors presented here are incredibly faint. Pumpkin is there, but hardly noticeable as are the spices and nearly non existent malts. The beer is very drinkable, but in the way that seltzer water can be. I appreciated the subtitles, but any overtones would have made this much more enjoyable.

O-Not for the untrained palate, as the notes are practically unnoticeable, but a decent ale for the time of the year.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a brownish orange color with a white head on top. The dead settles not leaving much behind on the glass. The smell of the beer is moderately spiced with a subtle malt profile to it. The taste of the beer has a decent amount of spices in there too, there is a decent malt base to this beer also. The mouthfeel is a little sharp on the carbonation, there is a bit of warming sensation going on too from the spices. Overall this beer is pretty good, not something I'd look forward too having each year but it was nice to try.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-ish color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent, but not great, aroma of pumpkin, malt, and some spices.

T: Kind of goes off the rails here. There were traces of pumpkin, spices (a little cinnamon), and malt, but they were very low. The amount of pumpkin was negligible. Simply a thin flavor, with a decidedly herbal harshness.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Certainly, this beer could have been better. It seems to be one of those brews that was half formed.

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3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin spices (which intensifies as the beer warms up) - the spice hints are primarily cinnamon with lighter notes of nutmeg and allspice.

T: This beer has a taste to similar to the smell with the primary flavors being those of pumpkin and pumpkin spices - possibly a little too much of the spice. The spice flavors are cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, coriander, and very light ginger. Light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The best aspect of this beer is that while you have the flavors and pumpkin and traditional pumpkin pie spices but not added sweetness. This is a decent pumpkin beer and has none of the artificial flavors that you often get in this style.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumple Drumkin pour a really clear amber with a decent foamy offwhite head that pretty much disappears entirely leaving next to no lacing on the glass at all.

The aroma has nice pumpkin pie spicing with a solid cooked pumpkin background backing up a clean malt scent.

The flavor for me is pretty much the standard pumpkin ale, seeming a bit over-spiced in the clove and coriander department. There is ample cooked pumpkin which is always a plus, nicely balanced with a clean moderatly sweet malt. The finish is lightly sour, and dries up quite a bit from hop bitterness and the pumpkin pie spicing. Warming does wonders for this beer, rounding out the rough edges of the spicing and bringing, nearly eliminating any sourness and bringing an even better balance between pumpkin and the malts.

The mouthfeel is medium, slick but lacking much creaminess from the sharp carbonation.

Overall this is an above average pumpkin ale, my wife says this is a pumpkin she could actually drink and she does not like pumpkin ales at all. Wasn't quite up my alley so draw your own conclusions there.

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3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a beautiful orange hue with a fluffy 1.5" head that leaves good lacing

S- Lots of pumpkin which I like. A little bit of spice in the nose and just a touch of booze

T- Spices come through a lot more in the taste. Not much pumpkin but its a decently balanced spiced beer

M- Little too carbonated for my liking. I like my pumpkin beers smoother

O- Started out promising and ended up just decent. Glad I tried it but much better options out there

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