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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
This NW style sour old ale is no trick, itís all treat. We smashed and triple roasted 50 lbs of pumpkin down to 6 lbs, then aged the beer for 11 months on the roasted pumpkin in rum barrels. The aromas of spiced rum, mingled with the soft notes of roasted pumpkin, are notice up front. Spice, roasted pumpkin and rum is followed by a soft warming from within. Be warned, you might get pumpkin smashed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Reddish brown with lace. Spicy, tart flavor, caramel, light chocolate, pumpkin. Lactic acid with yogurt and some vinegar notes. Nice stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8296) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish amber with a tiny beige head and a pumpkin and fruit aroma. There is a moderately sour fruit flavor with a hint of spice and a warm alcohol trail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2041) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft, 2014 at the barrel house. Copper amber pour with a heavy foam head. Very mild aroma of soft grain and spice. Flavor is sour berry up front, but transitions quickly to a pumpkin like flavor that?s a bit of a rough mix. Got better as i went, and some green apple notes came through. Weirs sour for me, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4100) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2014 Project; Sampled December 2015
A steady pour into my Spiegelau wheat glass produces a one-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart up front (lactic) with a backing of soft pumpkin pie spices; there is perhaps even a touch of pumpkin flesh aromatics here. Soft toasted oak notes accentuate a nutty character, and there is even some spicy, woody aromatics. As the beer warms up, barrel notes add some heat, a bit of hot alcohol, and some spicy wood character to the nose. General fruit aromas suggest notes of brandy, tart plums.

Sour, tart, and with a finish that joins this with oaky astringency and woody flavors. This has a light carbonation that adds a touch of prickliness to the texture and the body is fairly light for a beer of this strength, but there is some soft tannic structure, perhaps a touch of residual malt, but really this finishes quite clean and light. Hints of spices add a roundness to the finish, almost savory in character; woody cinnamon and nutmeg, with hints of ginger and sweet suggesting cinnamon notes. Toasted oak notes, perhaps a touch of nutty grain, and a bit of toasted brown grain character subtly infuse the flavor here.

This is a pretty nice beer. An 11% soured Pumpkin beer, I definitely did not know what to expect, this is certainly dangerous at this strength, but is a nice sipping beer. I like that the barrel character is soft and subtle, as it could easily be overwhelming, and the spices too are defined well enough in the nose, but on the subtle side, and quite subtle in the flavor, which is also really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (1044) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2014 project: Blend of select quad ales aged in bourbon and brandy barrels for up to 22 months with pumpkin and spices. REVIEW: aroma of oaky wood and brandy with lactic sour and some nutmeg pumpkin spice. The pumpkin is an after thought. Mostly sour, oaky, brandy. Taste is a full flavored, lactic sour beer. Maybe 6 of 10 sour. Pumpkin and nutmeg spice is subtle and a very good authentic flavor, but is subdued. Really nice. Really nice bourbon/brandy oakyness. Sweetness of the quad is not noticeable as it is all sour, but almost get some of the fig/date like flavors of the quad. Lots going on with this one and all the flavors really work great. Best pumpkin beer ever and a really good sour in general. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Aged bottle from 2014. Pours a hazy lighter brown color with off-white head. Rum, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove), and funky tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes very tart, but with some spice, and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2554) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Hazy amber brown in color... Aroma of pumpkins, spices, rum barrel, vinegar... Flavor is more mildly tart than most cascade beers... Pumpkin, rum, spices, yam, light lemony citrus notes... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 5, 2015
750 c&c from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark translucent orange copper with a few bubbles. Aroma of veg, wood, treacle, and maybe rum. Med + body. Flavor is moderately sour, spicy, woody, a bit veg. Interesting effect this production had on rum. Itís fairly tasty, and theirs some strong flavor, but I would prefer more emphasis on the rum. Good drink tho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Tap at the Barrel House. Spectacular beer. Murky orange-amber pour with a monster head. Pumpkin pie spices and rum jump out on the aroma. Similar taste, with some tart fruit skins - grape/cherry maybe. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (15008) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Keg at the taproom in PDX, 11/11/14. Lightly hazed chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that dissipates then retains as edgeing. Nose is tangy orange marmalade, spice, pumpkin essence, tarte green berry, light fart. Taste comprises more pumpkin notes, light acidity, tangy berry fruit, must, spice, cherry skins, figs, nutmeg, damp wood. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy licks and moderate puckerings in the close. Solid pumpkin sour - impressive stuff.

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