KickInChalice (851) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/14/2011. Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a stemmed tulip.
The beer itself is a murky tangerine orange color with a brown center. Splotches of head exist instead of a real head.
Lemon zest, barnyard funk, dry pumpkin, and some fall spices compose the aroma.
It is sweet and sour up front but not overly sour, with lemon zest combining with the dry malt up front. Pumpkin, clove, and allspice contribute to a dry, pumpkin tartness that combines a bit of malt and lemon zest at the end.
It starts medium bodied with a soft creamy sweetness, then slowly becomes more acetic, dries out and finishes with a lighter body. A bit of residue sits on the inside of my lips.
This is not my favorite sour. The other guys in my tasting group liked it better than me.
readbaron (70) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is acidic - some oak, a bit of funk and some freshly carved pumpkin odors. Pours a murky light tan color with white foam and a bit of lacing. Taste is more sour than the nose indicates. Itís acidic and faintly vegetal. At first it was pleasant, but the more I drank, the less I liked it. Feel was nice - crisp, decently carbed and on the heavier side of light bodied.
craftbeerdesign (2124) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. orange pour with a white head. brett / oak / wine / light pumpkin on the nose. med body - perfect levels of funk and wine notes with a touch of pumpkin. semi-dry finish with more brett and light pumpkin. one of my favorites at Brewvival this year!
Butters (3356) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Brewvival 2012. Ghoulschip. Clear light amber pour with small whitish head. Good funky earthy cheesy aroma. Flavor was tart acidic cheese, and not very ícleaní, but in a good way. I really didnít particularly pick out the pumpkin notes, but there was a vegetalness to it. I found it to be less complex than the mattina rossa. Very solid sour though.
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Brewvival under the Ghoulschip label. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, pumpkin, spice and a tart finish. The taste is pumpkin, earthy notes and an earthy, vegetal finish. Medium bodied.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured cloudy orange copper color with a large off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin, floral and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced pumpkin floral bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex beer.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maxís. Hazy orange-brown pour with a thin white head. Sour aroma with a bit of vinegar. Sour metallic flavor. Woody and vanilla bourbon notes. Tart finish.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy orange amber, slight chill haze. Nose has huge fruit presence in acetic, lightly dry oak, high citrus. Flavor shows huge citrus and acetic notes at front, skin-like grape through mid, dry brett b finish, moderate acetic but little burn, very stale grains remain behind lightest dry spice. More acetic than spice but controlled.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as Ghoulship. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of sour orange. Taste is orange peel and white bread. Nice.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cherry brett and light acetic acid nose with lots of honey and sugar. Taste is fairly sweet, lots of honey and cherry, light acidity, some vinegar and a vegetal note that I assume is the pumpkin.