GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL thanks to Travlr. Pours a clear light amber with a decent yellowish off-white head. Nose is wildly herbal heavy with big lavender, candied yams, and other spices that seem familiar but I can’t quite place like powerful lemon herbal tea (I see now lemon verbena and fenugreek which I am not familiar with). Good combo though- no complaints but get ready for herbal overload. Taste is surprisingly neutral with a sessionable, light palate. Not expecting something so balanced and calm given Stone and the Bruery having their hands in this. Full attenuation, long bitter lemon finish. Refreshing herbal tea and fresh garden character. I really enjoyed this but I love herbal beers like Stillwater Cellar Door etc.
Travlr (12348) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle recommended by Eric, thanks. Clear maroon color. Aroma of gourd and light spice. Nice mix of fruit and vegetable.
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blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and clear brown. 1-finger off-white head. Smells like a great kitchen on Thanksgiving day, minus the turkey. Flavor includes strong smokey and roasted notes, similar to a porter. Then you taste the lemony spice. This brew has vegetables and herbs, making it a real meal in a glass, yet the flavors remain balanced and restrained, leading to an end result that succeeds as a hearty winter beer and not just a novelty.
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper color with tan white head.The aroma is of pumpkin spice with some earthy intestinal to it.The flavor was of spices and grains.Goes down clean with a slight bitter spice aftertaste.Overall a good beer.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought from the brewery. Looks ruby, brown, clear. Smells of amber, clean, sweet, spices. Tastes of amber plus spices and slight yams. Lovely autumn ale. Overall 6.5 of 10.
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 11/12/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours a nearly opaque dark amber with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to an even layer of lace. The nose is spicy and herbal with anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, lightly earthy yeast, and bread malt. The flavor is spiced and herbal with the same cinnamon, nutmeg, and malty bread bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long spiced cinnamon and nutmeg finish.
Chuckaduck (651) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is spicy, grassy, hay, dark fruit, floral and some caramel malt on the back end. Flavor is grassy, spicy, crisp, refreshing, wheat with a mild bitter finish. Very clean mouth feel with light carbonation. This is a really nice beer. I like it.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to thome50. Poured brown with ruby hues and an off white head. Aroma was pumpkin, roots, earth, dirt, and spice. Flavor was dirt, earth, spice, and a slight floral note. Body seemed kinda thin.
jstraw (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red amber with fair, creamy, tan head / Complex, bright, floral, soapy, lemony, nose / Light body, acidic and lively, with long, dry, moderately bitter finish / Delicate, flavors of lemon, sweet potatoes, soap, grass, ginger, and chocolate / I wish it were still summer.
ketchepillar (1092) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jubilation. Pours a medium brown with little head. Aroma is bready with a bit of light herbiness (mint, lemon). Flavor has more bread and some molasses. The pumpkin is detectable, but that’s about it. The yam actually affects the flavor-and even more surprisingly, it’s kinda good. I can’t distinguish a number of the spices that come through in the finish, but they’re quite good for the most part. Oddly enough, it’s a bit chalky.