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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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grimreaperguru (252) - santee, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
12oz bottle shared with mattyb83. Pours opaque brown with a minimal head. Soapy aroma with potpourri, pumpkin, and notes of a leeann chin restaurant. Literally smells like someone bathing in basin in the middle of a fast food Asian restaurant. Strangely sweet, this beer has notes of pumpkin and a weird spice profile that is quite earthy and rustic. Flavor is slightly metallic in the finish. Too bad it didn’t taste like P.F. Changs. You know, healthy stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Aroma is yams, pumpkin roasty, not spicy with some lemongrass hints on the back end, and a nose full of the pacific coast yeast. Appearance is garnett with a pillowy tan head, nice. Taste is nice and earthy, savory, pumpkin, not sweet or spicy in the typical pumpkin ale way. Backed by lemongrass. Palate is thick, nice. Overall I prefer this savory approach over any pumpkin ale type beer I’ve had before. Really kind of nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Very herbal, almost medicinal. Some gourd and spice also, faint citrus on finish. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours dark brown, with a slightly orange hue, and a nice thick beige head. Nice earthy aroma, with a dominate citrus note. The Pumpkin and yams are also present, along with some spices. Very light, crisp and refreshing, with lemons, yams, and mild spices. Finishes with a crisp, with lemons lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleph (231) - - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Hops, citrus, pine, very fresh until the spicy notes, which define the beverage. Pumpkin and caramel comes out at this point. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Not sure where to go with this one. Pours darker than I was expecting with mild aroma of pumpkin spice. Tastes like Scrubbing Bubbles. It seriously makes me think I’m cleaning my bathtub with every sip. Aftertaste pulls in some pumpkin and citrus to remind me that I didn’t just poison myself...and it actually doesn’t taste bad....just a little scary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2011
#200. 12oz bottle. Pours dark ruby red/brown with a small off-white head and some decent lacing. Big birch aroma and taste, reminding me of a quality root beer. Also has moderate lemon citrus notes with the pumpkin and yam character coming in towards the end. Not really sure what fenugreek tastes like on its own but it’s probably in there too, especially since there’s a nice toasty finish. Very drinkable and unique. Certainly something to try at least once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
Pours a rusty brown color with a red hue. The nose just screams lemon verbena followed by earthy fenugreek. Has a very floral pine nose to it as well. Has a very light mouth feel. The initial flavors is a sweet floral, followed by a spicy and earthy flavor. Finishes with floral and astringent lemon verbena flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with foamy tan head. Aroma is wood and other grasses, some spice, lemon, some sweetness. A bit dry, the presence of pumpkins and/or yams is completely absent, but this still a decent drink. Finishes with an earthy, woody, herbal-like taste that is very reminiscent of Stone’s recent green tea IPA collab.

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