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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Yams, sugar pumpkins, fenugreek, lemon verbena all made their way into this crazy pumpkin collaboration. There was rye malt (both regular and dark), brown and honey malts, and some C-15 dextrine malt. They also put birch bark in the whirlpool–why not? It’s woodsy and sort of autumnal, after all. La Citrueille was finished with New Zealand Motueka hops. And if you were wondering, the name means the heavenly pumpkin of Citricado, which is the street the Stone digs are on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle and cask at Falling Rock. Rating from the bottle. Pours with a clear very deep (mahogany) brown pour with orange to red highlights. Large off-white to mildly tan head that leaves some pretty good lace. Aromas are earthy, light toasted yam, lemon zest, maple, alcohol (surprising at 5%). Soil/damp leaves. Grainy, bready, pumpernickel (rye?), nutty malt character. Seems to be some light esters, but it is hard to tell over the lemon notes. Minimal hop presence. Flavors are earthy, roasty, toasty, nutty with a light fruity/citrus/acidity towards the finish. A hint of maple (fenugreek?). Nice and light bodied. No pumpkin pie spices that I can detect. Seems to be a pretty good, characterful brown ale in my opinion. A bit of toasted yam like character. Medium to light bodied, soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation, a bit creamy. Good, but without the expected/typical pumpkin pie spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Clear dark copper with a thick creamy tan head. Earthy spicy aroma with the fenugreek and pumpkin showing through nicely with some citrus and woody notes. Nice slightly lively and bright palate. Roasted grain and pumpkin tastes are followed by spicy flavors and finishing with strong citrus notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
12 oz bottle. Dark mahogany with an off-white head. Lots of curry spice in the nose. Pumpkin, curry, wood, some sweet dark malt, but well balanced with herbal hops to make it feel quite dry, and light lemon notes. A very nice complex pumpkin beer, not overly sweet or heavy. I would actually like slightly less carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
12oz bottle This is a brownish red pour with an off-white head. I didn’t get much pumpkin or yam flavor. The beer tasted somewhat dry, roasty, with some woodiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Cask pour @ Elysian pumpkin fest ’11. Color of a dunkel. Dark reddish-brown. Smells like an Indian kitchen, like curry permanently embedded in the walls. Which is apparently a smell that some ppl find offensive but not me. Smooth palate. Spicy but then boom, has characteristic dark malts and hops like a dark IPA concoction. Mellow and balanced. Great pumpkin character adds lots of depth and complements the malts. Licorice here is welcome too. This is sooo balanced, it’s well-hopped without being hoppy and has great malt character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2011
On tap at Falling Rock at the Pumpkin event, wow was this an interesting brew. Poured dark orangeish-red with slightly off white head, aroma had some wood, spice, pumpkin, some tart lemon and fruit notes as well in there. Taste was pretty smooth but not as complex as I’d hoped, with notes of the pumpkin, spices, toffee, wood, some nice sweet biscuit, tart notes of lemon as well, finished oaky and tart. Nice brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Had this from the cask at the Falling Rock release. I just hope they change the name before they sell the bottles because they misspelled Citrouille Céleste. The beer is golden-brown in colour. It has some dark rye notes, roasty pumpkin seed character. Roasty, bitter, toasty and unique beverage. A really nice, unique beer. (Yes, I’ll probably get a bottle and write better notes, but this is a good beer people should seek out).

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