The first day of Pumpkin week was Lakefront Brewery’s Pumpkin Lager. Day 2 was O’Fallon’s Pumpkin Beer. And now Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale. Each one has been really good and seems to get better as we go. I don’t know about that. They’ve all been really good. Buffalo Bill’s Brewery makes a really good pumpkin beer. It tastes kind of similar to the O’Fallon just without the creaminess.
Like most of the pumpkin beers we’ve reviewed, this one is an orange amber with an off white head. It smells sweeter and less spicy than most of the others, but that could be that I didn’t get to smell it until a little while after it was poured. I was pleasantly surprised by the malty sweetness and subtle spiciness. It has the spices in the aroma with a malty pumpkin middle and a cinnamony finish. Good times.
The best way to drink this beer is to breathe through your nose while you pull in some beer to your mouth. Then close your mouth and swallow. It provides a lovely spice addition to the beer without tasting like you swallowed a bottle of pumpkin spice like some other pumpkin beers.