Review: Buffalo Bill’s Brewery Pumpkin Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Pumpkin Ale

ABV: 6.0

90/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery Pumpkin Ale

What the brewers say

“Pumpkin pie in a bottle. America’s Original Pumpkin Ale is made with real pumpkin. It has a golden amber color and the sweet aroma of pumpkin pie.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strong, almost overwhelming, spice notes up front, with clove, cinnamon, and ginger dominating. Caramel malt sweetness follows the spices. Nutmeg and a touch of caramel create a nice image of pumpkin pie.”

Flavor: “Lots of spice with notes of cinnamon, ginger, and maybe nutmeg. A touch of caramel malt sweetness, but spices are center stage here. It’s balanced without being too sweet, but a bit dry in the finish. Finish is sweet but not cloying, leaving a spicy aftertaste and medium-low bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel with a substantial carbonic bite.”

Overall: “A tasty pumpkin beer that is sure to please any pumpkin-pie spice fans. A bit more body and sweetness would help balance the spices but otherwise, it’s a well-executed, spicy pumpkin beer that hits dead-center on the style.”

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