Full Review

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery
Pumpkin Ale

Category: Flavored Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery
Pumpkin Ale

Category: Flavored Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Brilliant sunburst color. Spicy aromas and flavors of fresh baked pumpkin pie with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish with notes of celery soda and sasparilla, gingerbread with pears, carrot cake, and radish finish. A nice pumpkin beer that will appeal to many.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh baked pumpkin pie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of celery soda and sasparilla, gingerbread with pears, carrot cake, and radish
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Cassoulet, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice pumpkin beer that will appeal to many.

The Producer

Buffalo Bill's Brewery

The Producer
1082 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541-4108
USA
1 510-888-0695

Flavored Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Flavored ales may be flavored with, or affected by, the addition of unusual ingredients including chocolate, coffee, chili peppers or even juniper. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, Southern Tier Pumking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.