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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Buffalo Bill's Original Pumpkin Ale

Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale
Buffalo Bill's Original Pumpkin Ale:

Gee, that's a really special pumpkin brew. Medium-bodied ale (on the lighter side of medium) with a little pumpkin flavor and a little spicy flavor and a little beer flavor and it tastes exactly like pumpkin ale should taste. Extremely even-tempered and assertively subtle. Ok, no one really knows what that means but I guess what I'm trying to say is: "Gosh, that's just right."

My tastes lean toward a bigger beer with more body, more style, more sexiness. But Buffalo Bill's gives just enough. Really smooth and drinkable despite a tell-tale pumpkin flavor. Not overdone at all. I really think that most pumpkin ales (not all, mind you, but most) are shooting for a certain something. Most brewers miss that mark. Buffalo Bill's Original Pumpkin Ale does not.

Buffalo Bill's Original Pumpkin Ale:

Representation: .95
Accessibility: .95
Style: .90
Personal Preference: .95

Total Score: 3.75 Flags

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3 comments:

betty said...

My husband & I tried this one this past weekend and it we weren't so thrilled with it. Disappointed for my first pumpkin ale. Can you suggest any others? Stop by check out his review let us know what you think thanks.
http://thejoereview.com/category/beer/

thejoereview said...

Out of these I have tried Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale & I did not enjoy it. Will have to keep the others in mind. Thanks for the info.
have you tried any of the ones I have reviewed? Come by and let me know.
http://thejoereview.com/category/beer/

Ferment Nation said...

Betty,

Sorry you didn't enjoy Buffalo Bill's. I really liked it. Smuttynose Pumpkin is similar but takes it to the next level. If you are looking for a gentler pumpkin octane, try the Shipyard. Do you like jazzy and daring? Wine-like Dogfish Head Punk might be for you. For over-the-top pumpkin pie in a glass, do the Southern Tier Pumpking. Let me know the results!

Yours,

El Presidente

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