jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber-caramel with fine bubble, creamy, tan head, decent lacing / Light, delicate nose of caramel, pumpkin, spice / Light to medium body, creamy, modest sweetness, good balance, toasty / Simpler, clean flavors of pumpkin, caramel, apple, clove, cinmamon / A solid pumpkin ale, while not remarkable. The Belgian and more complex spice elements don’t really come through.
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour. Brown orange pour with some light tan head. Spice, pumpkin, light malt aromas. Full pumpkin, lighter spice and sweet malt tones.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Atlas. Pours a deep amber with a sticky offwhite head. The nose is raw grain, some vegetal notes and spicing. Cinnamon and nutmeg, along with some phenolic yeast notes. Clove and cocoa. On tasting, moderately sweet with a drying finish. A phenolic sharpness persists. Spicing borders on muddy. Some astringency and the raw grain comes back again. bready. Okay overall, pretty generic.