Friday, September 23, 2005

Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale

Ok, following through with my pledge to try a seasonal pumpkin beer I purchased (and shared) a six pack of Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale from D. Schulers. While I stand very firm on my stance against fruit in a beer my wife has reminded me that a pumpkin is a gourd, a vegetable... so I'm having an easier time liking this one. The pour produced a decent but short lived head. The color is a golden amber. The first scent that I can detect is cinnamon with hops coming in second. The pumpkin scent is there, but it's either hiding or being drowned out by the cinnamon. I can definitely taste the cinnamon... clean finish... pumpkin? Oh, wait, there it is, it's lingering in the back. Being a fan of pumpkin pie I would say this is not "mom's pie in a beer" as it was advertised to me. I won't complain, however, as I am enjoy it well enough. Is it worth the $8.00? Maybe, I'm not regretting it. I might buy it again for a party just for the novelty. Hey, my wife actually liked it too.


Blogger koorndyk said...

Todd shared two of the Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale with me. I'm trying my first bottle right now as I write this comment. The only real thing I have to add is the strong cinnamon sent to this beer. It's somewhat smoother than the Ichabod and I didn't detect much of a pumpkin flavor. Overall a decent novelty beer, but I would probably buy the Ichabod again over this pumpkin ale.

8:15 PM  

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