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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Slight foamy head, color of oatmeal. Body is dark brown. Odd spicy aroma. Mild flavors, probably from the yams. Sort of like a "dusky" pale ale. Ehh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a fairly dark amber/brown color with a small off-white head. An intensely herbal aroma to this, which I would imagine is the fenugreek. There’s a bit of a lemon aroma to it, which is actually sort of nice. Not much else to it except for those two dominating smells, though. The flavor has a bit of roasted malt flavor, maybe a hint of coffee, to go along with all of the herbaceousness. There is still a little bit of lemon on the finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Not really my favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
tap at pap 12/22/11 orangey brown with a slightly ow white - tan head head. aroma and flavor are...confusing at best....citrus, spiciness, dust, cola, caramel,flowers and sweet...rather full bodied for the alcohol but that might be the most impressive part of this confounding mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours clear amber brown with off-white foam. Smells lightly sweet and bitter of brown sugar and tubers. Tastes bitter with hints of yam and brown sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7364) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), with medicinal notes of clove, cardamom, menthol, orange peel, sage. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Well, it’s certainly overspiced. Not much "beer aroma" to it...it smells like chai tea or perhaps something you would apply to a sore to reduce inflammation. Not unpleasant exactly, but it’s strong and medicinal. The mouth experience is tart and overly bitter. It’s a novelty beer, after all...something you buy once, take a few sniffs and sips of, mutter "oh, that’s interesting", and then pour down the drain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle from Bottle Barn. I smelled the lemon verbena and fenugreek. Straightforward support hops were present, but there was no malt backbone to support the pumpkin and yam, which I was really looking forward to. Unfortunately, Stone likely had a greater say in the making than The Bruery because they feature the hop and make thin beers. Eh...near drain pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigDaveE59 (30) - - MAR 29, 2012
Never tried a collaberation beer before, this was all stone brewery. Not much change, really couldn’t tel it was a pumpkin beer. Quite disappointed as far as my expectations go, but I like stone brewery products, so, this beer gets ok ratings from me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: La Citrueille Celeste Citracado
Date: June 03, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: clear dark caramel, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet herbal aroma, caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, herbal, spicy, just a hint of the gourds, bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12oz bottle, tasted last night. I figured that this one would be a winner, all three breweries are really top notch. Aromas were good, decent nutmeg and cinnamon, not overpowering, which is what I like about good pumpkin offerings. Palate is really jumbled however, front end is overly spiced and bitter and there is some sort of tartness like licking a lemon peel, just awkward. Super dry finish. Nothing I would really want again.

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