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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2775) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle from Asahiya. Flowery aroma, with miso notes. Dark brown, clear, very little head. The pumpkin is there, the spices even more; mid goes tangy and bitter, with some prune and spices (fenugreek!, birch bark); finish is sweet and satisfying. Thin-medium bosy. I’m not a big fan of pumpkin brews, but this one is fine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4631) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
From a bottle shared at lost dog. Pours a cloudy dark cola color with a tan head. Aroma of fenugreek. Notes of cloves. Bitter spice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2914) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
$2 single at Lemon Tree. I find after reading an article about the increase in pumpkin acreage in Illinois. Odd, what? Big head in the pour. A brown beer underneath, dark but looks clean otherwise. A lot of flecks in the foam. Smell is a little bit of pumpkin pie spice and fennel. Taste is mainly a lightly spiced brew, but at least the spices aren’t in your face. Malts don’t have much of a chance. I’m not bowled over, per se, but it’s saved by being really well made. This blend of spices might even make a good soda.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium sized yellowish off white head. The aroma has pumpkin, but it is mostly hidden by the spices, citrus, grass, herbal and floral notes. Caramel malt adds some sweetness. The flavor has the caramel malt, lightly toasted notes, pumpkin with the usual spices with a strong herbal grassy presence. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3075) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man. The beer is dark brown / orange with a sparse, beige head that leaves random traces of lacing on the tulip. The aroma brings abundant spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg. Smells like autumn. The aroma offers a lot of sweetness as well. Odd flavor, though not necessarily off or bad. Some Fall spices, light malt body, present sweetness. Thin body with adequate carbonation. Overall, a decent Autumn seasonal, but not something I need to have again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-17-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is lemons, pumpkin, sage, pecans and fennel. Taste is sweet at first with mild bitterness. No frills here. Nearly bland. Mouthfeel is soft yet crisp and the body is light with a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Figured a pumpkin and yam beer over the T’day weekend would be appropriate. Poured a medium brown, slight head faded fast. Aroma was lightly nutty and vaguely spicy. Flavor matched. It really came across as a sort of uninspired brown ale, with a finish that was spiced, but sort of a vague muddle that only came off as being bitter as opposed to anything interesting. Perhaps it fell off some over time, but I can’t help but think that this was an interesting experiment that was ultimately a miss.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2011 bottle gifted to me recently; unintentionally aged. Translucent, dark brown pour. Verbena and birch wood aroma. Slightly sweet and earthy flavors from the yams well balanced by the hops and verbena. Roasty malt. And a pretty clean finish. Well,done but a little faded from age.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle thanks to Jstax. Pours a medium to dark brown color with a big frothy head that settles but sticks around... Aromas are very rustic. autumn leaves, warm spice, brown sugar. squash. On the palate the mouthfeel is dead on. Nice rich bubbles bring the forward sweet malts to the front as a nutty spice moves in mid palate. As the flavors meld and morph you get a kola nut, creamy late palate that finishes with a nice rich finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Frankly, the ingredient list doesn’t sound all that enticing, but I love The Bruery and Stone. Bottle is over a year old. Lets have a look. Nice dark brown pour with amber hues. Good sized head that holds. Complex aroma. Lemon verbena, earth, chocolate, pumpkin and some other spicy notes and birch I suppose. Flavor is pumpkin and toastiness. A little sweet. Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky texture, finishes a bit flat with earthy veg and light bitterness. I’d say this has held up well. However, it’s only the third best Spice/Herb/Veg brew I’ve tried today.


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