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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9503) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber with orange highlights and a thick light golden head. Aroma is fantastically complex-- rye bread, pumpkin, crushed nettles, verbena, and black pepper. Sweet entry, again suggesting light rye bread, pumpkin, caramel, perfumey spice, with a surprisingly assertive hop bitterness finishing it all off. A really interesting beer that does not get lost in the creative process. It is not only interesting and complex, but is surprisingly drinkable, even sessionable for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle, pours a deep ruby brown with massive off white foamy head, thick lacing patterns. Aromas of pumpkin spice, sweet potato pie from the yams, fresh lemon juice, spicy wood, honey, saison notes, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Taste is delicious bready malts, figs, root beer, pumpkin puree, hops are very present with a nice floral flavor and aftertaste. Surprised the shit out of me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Ar: Very complex - toasted nutmeg, bread crust, bit of citrus, salt water - very herbal. Ap: Chestnut brown, clear - medium-small light tan head with decent retention and a thin ring of lacing. T: Bread crust, light coffee, mildly sweet up front - soy and fruity peppers - some very light spicy heat - caramel and chestnut. P: Medium body with medium carbonation - finish is dry. O: Really a stand-out fall beer - great earthy and spicy flavors with a depth of malt that matches the dept of spice flavor!

   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).

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yackery (165) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 12 oz bottle from Bristol Farms but widely available on draught in the SoCal. Aroma is woody, nuts, herbs, and clove. There’s a pine bite, but this is moonlight in the pines! The pine bites ever more as it warms and starts to overwhelm. But the aromatic experience is uniquely and well crafted. The fenugreek (licorice), yams and sugars are burnt in giving a baked, spiced yam holiday quality about this beer. Appearance is dark brown but quite translucent under a lively head and very fast lacing. Taste is mildly salty / sweet, and umami and carrying the comistible aroma well. Palate is quite lively at the very front but quite mild in the back with an enjoyable swallow. This is the best unique piney beer absent the coffee/chocolatey subleties that I have enjoyed in a long time - a chewable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Very good. Color deep dark red-ish copper with a thin white head. Smells veg/pumpkin spice. Tastes smooth and slightly crisp on the palate. Definite pumpkin/fall beer flavors...but without using the usual ingredients to achieve this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (312) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
12 oz. Bottle in pint glass. Pours medium brown like a slightly darker and more opaque Newcastle Brown. Aroma - interesting! I don’t know what it is but it strikes my nose like a pine or sap type of scent. Presumably it’s hops, as the first taste seems quite hoppy without being too out front. Seems a pretty unique flavor. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Serving type: bottle Aroma: Smells mostly bready with a hint of spice and fig. Smells more like an English bitter to me. The Lemon verbena kicks in as it gets warmer. Appearance: Deep ruby brown. Medium head with a slight bit of lacing. Taste: starts with tastes of dark fruit, sweet, then moves to a little chalkiness, then to bitter and slightly tart after taste with not much lingerjng sweetness. Almost refreshing which is not expected from a darker beer. Overall: Very cool/unique purchase. Was expecting Pumpkin spice beer and got none of that, although stil pleased. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 26, 2012
Delicious, interesting, complex, satisfying, and most importantly, made me want another one.

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