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Butternuts Autumn Harvest 2008

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Autumn Harvest 2008 is brewed with Roasted Pumpkin and Butternut squash grown at the Butternut Valley farm. Infused into the mash along with Roasted Sweet Potato these ingredients impart color and earthy flavor tones. Spices are added to the kettle and the beer is fermented with our house ale and Saison yeast strains. The beer is spontaneously soured and aged creating flavors of sour candy and mild spice with a clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
The sour pours amber orange with a very light off white head head. The aroma is excellent, light sweet candy pumpkin/squash notes so pleasant in the nose. The flavor is light smooth tart with light earthy squash notes that have some sweetness before the tart rounds it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Draft, BCTC 2010. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is quite spicy with pumpkin, nutmeg, some slight sourness, and some light pixie stick like sugar notes. The flavor is sour, slightly vinegary, with some light pumpkin and spice notes. Just a light ’wildness’ quality to it. Light to medium bodied with fizzy spritzy carbonation. Pretty decent overall, especially from Butternuts. I think their best stuff probably comes from accidents.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Well shit. I’m not really into ratings these days, but since I paid two bucks for this app, I should probably get some use out of it.

Sour pumpkin beers are so hit and miss for me. From the sublime (Ichabod 07) to the vile (Barrel Fermented Autumn Maple), I do like to try them, though. This particular beer pours a slightly hazed orange/copper with a small but mostly lasting off-white head. Just a few bubbles slowly meander their way to the top. Sweet potato and squash most notably on the nose with a hint of spice (nutmeg). Perhaps a hint of brett and other "wild" aromas lurking in the background. Very pleasant and balanced flavor profile. The combo of roasted vegetable (pumpkin/squash), spice (cinnamon/nutmeg), drying oak tannin and souring bugs/yeast is very nice. Everything is balanced quite well, without one element overpowering the other. Slightly reminiscent of the 07 Ichabod. Creamy texture with spot-on carbonation. A good amount of spice mid-palate with the oak tannin really showing itself on the finish.

A damn fine rendition of the too-oft mishandled sour pumpkin beer. All of the elements are balanced so very well here. Almost 3 years old and not showing the smallest hint of age. Seek this beer out. Thanks a ton for the treat Joe! Pic of the beer: http://hpstm.tc/p/y5rd

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Cloudy amber. Nose is pumpkin, sweet potato, and squash, its all in there. Lightly tart with a sweet potato background, touches of cinnamon. This is seriously well done, even though we speculated that the souring may have been accidental, I felt it worked. This is actually the first pumpkin beer I have even remotely enjoyed, so good on that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pouring from their booth at BCTC. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Vinegar and tartness, tons of acetone, very nutty. Quite tart. I don’t get a lot of the pumpkin or other stuff. Soft musk on the finish, a bit too nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrooHa (121) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2010
POurs a hazy orange with minimal head. Sourness in the nose. Booze as well. A little perfumy. Medium mouthfeel. Tart. Lemon citrusy. Slightly peppery. Sharp, crisp finish. I like it but ama little udnerwhelmed. I’ll need to develop my appreciation of sours and re-rate this one. (10 min later)- I am noticing pumpkin and cinnamon in the finish now perhaps as the beer warms. It’s odd. Starts like a sour but finishes like a pumpkin ale?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2010
[BCTC 2010] Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, brett, wood, cinnamon, spices, and light pumpkin. Taste of caramel, spices, brett, wood, and a semi-sweet finish. This actually wasn’t that bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. poured amber with a white head. nice tartness, funky fruits, and wood on the nose. solid palate, flavor is rather tart, acidic, squash, light pumpkin, and a great barrel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
big thanks to brooha for sending this rare gem my way as a bonus. thanks BJ!! poured yellowish gold with a white head. aroma was pumpkin, sweet potato, and cinnamon. flavor was much the same plus some sour and peach. light and dry body. Excellent stuff and cant wait to get more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a light orangish-brown color with a white head. The aroma is brown sugar and allspice. The flavor is slightly tart with some brown sugar and the regular pumpkin pie spices: allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You also get a lot of caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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