Pawola22 (3096) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Elysian Brewing Company. Pours a lightly hazed, orange-gold colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is smooth pumpkin with a good amount of sour fruits. A thin grainy caramel, touches of spice, and a bit of an acidic twang. Flavor is similar. Sour fruity esters with a thin, grainy caramel and wheat, an acidic lemon, a light pumpkin towards the end, and touches of spice. Finishes dry, slightly acidic, and fairly sour with a touch of sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a light carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. A bit more pumpkin on the aroma while the flavor was clean, fruity, and sour. Not bad.
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange with little head. Smell is sweet, tart, sugary. Taste is mild, a bit hoppy, a bit like orange juice. Itís decent, but I had no idea it was a pumpkin sour until I saw the listing on here, thereís nothing about it that screamed pumpkin to me except maybe the color.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, sour fruit, caramel, some garbage can, and spices. Flavor of pumpkin, light citrus, and grain.
Gription79 (1578) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Falling Rock Tap House during GABF.
Aroma: hints of sour/ wild yeast, cherry, spices, pumpkin
Taste: pumpkin and spices, bread malts, cherry, funk
Elysian does pumpkin beers well. I am glad to have had the chance to try this. It may be young for a sour.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours with a minimal head over a hazed orange hued body. Aromas are fruity, estery, lightly spicy, grainy and funky. FLavors are lightly sour, cherios (young sour character). Grainy. Medium to light bubbles, cleanly lactic, dry. Seems young.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Blue Tusk. WIld strong aromas, traditional pumpkin beer tastes are there in the secondary. Sweaty spit taste. Wildest pumpkin beer ever had.No head on light brown body.
boFNjackson (3574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Elysianís Great Pumpkin Beer Fest... Poured orange with a white head. One of my favorites from the fest. Brett, horse blanket and funk forward for sure. Especially on the nose. Bready with pumpkin squash in the flavor with a drying yeast finish.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Falling Rock Elysian pumpkin fest í11. Mainly flat and hazy. Aroma of toasted granola, and pumpkin nut crunch cereal. Mild, light carbonation. Is light on the tongue. Astringent finish is resinous. Not sour. Is quite mild, really. Actually there are some lactic tones, but itís not really sour. Itís more in the nutty pocket with some raw, soaked almond flavors. Is a little disappointing in the lack of depth and body but still pretty good.
crackedmachine (412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GPBF. Not especially sour. More of a bacterial funk, with elements of earth, dirt, and yeast alongside a mild pumpkin flavor. Not bogged down with the pumpkin pie spice that overwhelms so many pumpkin ales.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, tan. Acids on the aroma. Pumpkin, spice and a mild tartness define this beer. An odd duck, and not really one that I would want to drink.