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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Spiced squash ale.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (356) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
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.


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