America’s Original Pumpkin Ale – Buffalo Bill’s Brewery (USA)

America’s Original Pumpkin Ale – Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, 5.2% ABV, (Seattle/Portland/Berkeley, USA)

On the label;

“Ale brewed with real pumpkin and natural spice flavor”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: C+
  • Why I like it: spices in beer, my fav
  • Where I got it: Legacy Liquor Store
  • How much: $17 (after 10%)  for 6pack, Oct 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: Nope
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting notes: Pours cloudy malted orange with small head, small floating retention, torrents of fast-moving CO2 streams, glass-clinging/sliding lacing, micro CO2. Pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg + malt on the nose. Burst of nutmeg/cinnamon up front, sharp and heavily carbonated, light-medium mouthfeel, some malts and pumpkin, carbonated finish. Not quite balanced – overly carbonated, good flavour, but not much carry in the watery finish. Medium complexity, medium depth, short-medium length, not-good-enough carry, medium-bodied. Spices and flavour are good, but burpy carbonation and watery finish no good.