FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled At Beveridge Place, Seattle Wa; October 2013
Arrives from the tap with a hazy, pale amber / honey color. The head is a thin, pale, off-white color. The aroma has an earthy, hay like grain character to it up front that yields to a lactic tartness, and a general aromatic spiciness that softly reminds of nutmeg and ginger somehow. A touch evocative of lemons, and the funkiness is really quite clean here.There is a touch of woodiness to the aroma, smells like saw dust a bit.
Tart, prickly, with a finish that reminds me of prickly pears; there is an interesting grassy / vegetal fruitiness to the finish, yet sort of medicinal somehow (aspirin, a bit of plastic, and some touches of phenolic cleaners). Lots of raw grain character leans towards fresh thrushed barley / wheat, sun dried straw, and a touch of pale-wheat crackers. The fruitiness in the flavor leans towards not quite ripe honey dew, a spicy melon of some sort, soft green apple, and some peppery pear, if that makes sense.
An interesting beer, the aroma is a bit better than the flavor due to the interesting vegetal / prickly-pear flavor; but that same prickly pear definitely adds a dimension to this beer since it is so distinct, I had never previously associated pumpkin and prickly pear and wonder what the connection is here. In the end this is interesting, and worth the experience.
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Horse Brass Pub for their 37th anniversary. Fizzy, hazy golden color. Aroma is bready, tart sourness, and a hint of fruit, though not necessarily pumpkin. Taste is tart, semisweet fruit, slight pumpkin, and an underlying bitterness. Pleasantly sour, but a little too light-bodied and lacking in full-on pumpkin.
mansquito (3350) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore tap: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is vinegar and sugar. I didn’t really get too much pumpkin. I did, however, get a rather pleasant sour ale, with some light sweetness. Maybe there is a little spice, but yeah not too much.
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color thin head. Super huge sour and pumpkin flavor with a lingering sour aroma. Tasty sour Mr Yuck.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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 (1399) - 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. It’s decent, but I had no idea it was a pumpkin sour until I saw the listing on here, there’s nothing about it that screamed pumpkin to me except maybe the color.
bu11zeye (11940) - 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 (2253) - 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 (7854) - 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 (8566) - 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.