Sunday, September 15, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Cisco Brewers Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale

(6.00% ABV) Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter after an evening spent studying our fantasy football team for the rich reward offered by the farlieonfootie office football pool. Pumple Drumkin poured a deep copper color with a massive head of caramel colored foam.

The smell was quite mild, actually. The beer offered some very slight spices and some breadiness.  This was definitely not the heavily spiced, pumpkin pie-like aroma that many other brewers have chosen to feature.

Even upon tasting, the pumpkin doesn't smack you in the face as with some other harvest-themed beers. Cisco's offering has more of a bitter finish than many fall beers, as well, and has a certain earthy, vegetal quality. It's tingly on the tongue, rather thin bodied and refreshing.  Try it if you want something different: B

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