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Buffalo Bill’s Brewery “America’s Original Pumpkin Ale”

23 Sep

The Pitch:

From Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale is one of the most sought after seasonal beers.  It is believed that George Washington brewed beer using this bright orange squash.  In modern times, Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale is a true original microbrew that uses baked and roasted pumpkins.  Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are added to create what has been described as “pumpkin ale in a bottle.”

http://www.buffalobillsbrewery.com/bbb_brewery.htm

Stats:

MALTS: Pale, Crystal

HOPS: Nugget

ALCOHOL: 5.2% alcohol, by volume

IBU’s: 11-12

http://www.buffalobillsbrewery.com/bbb_brewery.htm

Buffalo Bill's Brewery "America's Original Pumpkin Ale"

The Skinny:

After the first drink I had to double check the bottle to ensure I wasn’t drinking pumpkin flavored sparkling water.  To say “America’s Original Pumpkin Ale” is watered down is an understatement.  There is a slight pumpkin taste, but that’s about where this one ends.  If you prefer a BMC (Budweiser, Millers or Coors) then you just may enjoy this one, as it reminded me of a light beer with a splash of pumpkin.   This beer is getting a one out of four knuckles.  The only reason it gets one knuckle is because the brewery’s website says there’s alcohol in there somewhere.

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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Beer Reviews

 

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