Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale

Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale

Rated 3.168 by BeerPals

Brewed by Buffalo Bill's Brewery

Hayward, CA, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

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An amber style ale, originally brewed by George Washington, brewed with fresh roasted pumpkins, malted barley. Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are added. Malts: Pale, Crystal Hops: Nugget

ID: 1318 Last updated 1 month ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank21910
Overall Percentile52.9
Style Rank510 of 1207
Style Percentile57.7
Lowest Score1.9
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.177
Weighted Score3.168
Standard Deviation0.685

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  • CHOPZ 5347 reviews
    rated 3.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Got a 6-pack of this one at Walgreens in Vegas. Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a fizzy warm cap that disappears quickly and leaves not much lace. Smells like pumpkin purée at first, but then the spices come out (cinnamon, nutmeg). Same for taste with just a little sourness, and less spices. Seems like a decent brew for those who prefer more pumpkin than spices.

  • CYBERCAT 9603 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Firm aroma is malty with an overtone of cinnamon and a strong hint of pumpkin. It pours a nice clear amber with minimal head or lacing. Malty flavor has a pumpkiny undertone and a hint of spice, mainly cinnamon. At least this pumpkin ale tastes more of ale than pumpkin! Fizziness is minimal - but this may be because this bottle was in the car for a couple days during hot Atlanta weather.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 2.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Pours a golden orange - hazy - with a thin white head. From the minute you crack open the cap, you're greated with cinnamon, nutmeg/pumpkin pie spice - quite nice, although it may still be a bit early in the season for such around here (still in the mid 90s with 100-degree heat index) and 90% humidity... I digress... very thin on the pallette and the flavor was not on par with the aroma. As a matter of fact, it was really short on any flavor at all - quite a disappointment in that catagory. Overall not bad - just not as good as I had expected.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I'm thinking this is going to be a beer you either love or hat. This is something I can have in small doses and enjoy. Flavor of pumpkin pie spice and is very smooth. A enjoyable fall beer.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Sometimes pumpkin beers are good fro the flavour, sometimes because they don't have flavour.. this is the latter .. Pours a murky orange brown .. light foam ,,no real sticky lacing .. muddles sweet maple and very light spice .. one of the better pumpkin brews i've had but ehh.. the best piece of meat the preist had was nun..

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    A cloudy orange colored ale. If there was a head I missed it. Something white and frothy popped above the body but disappeared quickly, leaving nothing but the orange body. This is about pumpkin. The aroma is pumpkin. The taste is pumpkin spices, which actually get better as this one warms. The body is thin, crisp and carbonated.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I was a little apprehensive about trying this one for a while, but it was decent. Aroma of pumpkin (of course)and malt. Flavor had a intial clove and nutmeg bite, but not much pumpkin in the taste. Body was an orange-amber with a thin fizzy, fast fading cap. Overall it is one of the better pumpkin ales, simply because it isnt so overwhelming.

  • CRIASIA 200 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I really enjoyed this beer. There was a strong pumpkin and spice flavor to this one. pour was golden and orange, small head. Mouthfeel was average. Aroma was of spices as well. overall pretty good.

  • R.ROUX 395 reviews
    rated 2.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Pours a golden color with a small, quickly disappearing head. Cloves, Cinnamon, and nutmeg on the nose. Spices drown out whatever pumpkin flavor was supposed to be there. Thin and bodiless.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    they did a great job with heavy use of pumpkin and spices to cover up what would be a very boring beer. low on "beer", high on spice. still thin, but if you like pumpkin and allspice, this one's for you.

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