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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2063) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2012
12 oz bottle from Lifesource, Salem. $3.49 Nice chestnut brown body with a nice thick ,creamy light tan head. Attractive Some nice stuff going on in the "nose" : dark chocolate,coffee,lemongrass,resiny hop. Taste is weird it has all sorts of wonderful flavours..all swirled up together as in a tornado..with aspects of each individual flavour popping out from time to time.bitter herbal finish I liked. I especially liked the mouthfeel its pretty nice and smooth yet of course complex . Unusual but i enjoyed this one..though maybe one at a time is fine!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (606) - Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
This is an interesting beer. Pours a nice full brown color with thick creamy head. The head presents a citrus-pumpkin aroma. The taste is not as great as the aroma, but still good. There is a distinct bitterness, moderately through the whole taste. THere is a slight squash flavor following the prominant lemony-grass flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pras (528) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Medium bodied, I picked up a minty note along with a citrusy finish. For a relatively low alcohol content beer, I thought it was full bodied and full flavored.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4533) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
64 ounce growler shared in Greenville from the Greenville Beer Exchange. Poured brown color with aromas of pumpkin spice, yams, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and a touch of cumin. Flavor was all sweet potatoes to me, some of the other aromas was lost because the yams and sweet potatoes were so prominent. Interesting beer, and would love to try again, or try to do it as a homebrew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Meant to buy the The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown than Black IPA but bought this one instead but was not disappointed at all. Nice pumpkin spiced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (525) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Ruby brown color with very thin layer of head. Pronounced pumpkin aroma with some orange peel. Tastes very much like a nice Holiday ale with an orange ginger flavor. Picking up the well balanced use of fenugreek on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (7560) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle - Toasted malts, chocolate and spices. Complex but sweet and pleasant nose much like gingerbread. Dark brown and clear with a off white head. Pumpkin, molasses and gingerbread. Mellow bitterness, a great dark pumpkin beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
La Citrueille, a 5% abv ale, was one of the more non-standard pumpkin beers I’ve tried, with one of the more esoteric list of ingredients: yams, sugar pumpkins, fenugreek, lemon verbena, rye malt (both regular and dark), brown and honey malts, C-15 dextrine malt, birch bark in the whirlpool, New Zealand Motueka hops. It was earthy and a bit herbal, and intentionally far from the pumpkin pie spice characteristics of other pumpkin beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
A lightly hazed dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, smooth molasses and dark fruits, with light ginger, orange peels, lemon touches, and licorice. In mouth, a rich bodied burned caramel malt with light licorice, treacle, light alcohol (noting the 5%), very roasted, well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (744) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz bottle into a snifter. From October 2011. Pours a dark red that lets a little light through. Massive foam up from pouring. Takes a while to settle into a thin cap of khaki head. Nose is spiced yams. Herbal and smokey with some chocolate, maple and caramel. It smells exactly like Thanksgiving. Taste is similar, smokey caramel malts with squash and spices. Prickly aftertaste of maple candied ham and some lemon grass. This is really delicious and a perfect fall beer. A little thin on the feel but I’m surprised how well this held up given the ingredient list. No jumbled or awkward aftertaste, in fact it finishes quite clean. Just a damn good pumpkin beer.


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