tectactoe (3080) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Tap: deep, dark mahogany body with mild clarity & a beige head that quickly settles to a chunky collar. Aroma is very spiced, almost edging on pumpkin spices with a slight, hard-to-identify twang. I don’t know if I could pick out the aroma of squash, so maybe that’s it. Getting more ginger & clove as it warms. Taste includes some lightly tart fruits, even some apple & lemon, along with lighter spices like faint cinnamon, clove, ginger. The finish has a sharp tartness & an undeniable astringency. Doesn’t really suit the flavor profile well, tart & spiced. A little too sharp on the finish, mildly spiced aftertaste. Kind of strange. Not bad, but pretty weird.
firstsip (590) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Detroit Fall Beer Fest. Pretty sure name of beer was just "Cucurbita"? Dark brown pour. Sour! A bit like their "Great Pumpkin Ale," squash presence adds more to a full, creamy body and richness than actual root flavor. Good, sharp sourness--not too vinegary or funky.