jgb9348 (3962) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super hazy, funky light brown and gold coloured body with a very thin tan head. Aroma of mild squash and malts coming through with very little else, perhaps some sugar. Light-bodied; Strong squash and honey flavour up front with some lighter nuts and a bit of caramel. Light aftertaste with some earth, light squash and a mild sweetness. Overall, nice to try - very light and worth tasting, but not exceptional. A good alternative to some of the higher octane beers from the brewery! I sampled this pint on draught at the brewpub in Portland, Oregon on 25-April for US$4.50.
Bule (177) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 Vintage on tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy mud brown color with no head at all. I've not tasted the regular Greg for comparison. Lovely balance of sweetness and malt.
TAR (2346) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hair of the Dog, circa 2008: Misty honeyed-copper. Tight and creamy head slowly diminishes. Muddled but intriguing nose of butter toffee, dried apples, vanilla taffy, leather, and caramelized sugar. Soft pinpricks of scant carbonation. Dense honey-packed sweetness unites with copious amounts of brown sugar, though the sugars are kept in check by a light leathery astringency and squash-derived starches. A date and baked yam sweetness renders the core fairly flabby. Squash generates a quite vibrant toasted-nut dimension. Malt sweetness is seamlessly integrated with the teasing sugars provided by the squash. Finishes pleasantly soft yet with a firm dose of minerals which slices the malt and squash beefiness. It does exhibit good malt persistence and depth, though it does suffer from excessive sweetness at times. But no doubt a fun creation that proves to be more than a novelty.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange and a soapy white head. Sweet bread, some biscuit, and a bit of a butternut squash note. Pumpkin, a hint of spice, some yeast, and maybe some tea. Nice sweet flavor that is mostly bread, biscuit, and toast. A bit of toast. Nice sweet and earthy squash notes, light yeast, and hints of spice.
blutt59 (5648) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, orange color with some frothing foam, aroma and flavor has strong vegetal squash note but not off putting, celery stalk, parsley, nice finish
beernovice39 (2761) - Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy golden pour with a small white head. Scent is fruity, spicy and malty. Taste of squash does through after a grainy start.
DuffMan (5183) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HOTD brewpub in Portland. Light amber-gold, thin head. Aroma is grainy, with nuances of cooked noodles, buckwheat, and I guess squash? Fairly chewy malty palate, like sampling wort really, with some neat earthy undertones and a clay-like note in the finish. I can’t honest;y say I’m picking up gourd/pumpkin here. Cool idea though.
DWestrick (375) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at tasting room in Portland. Interesting aroma with the inclusion of squash - not bad but not my favorite
PorterPounder (4609) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Portland, Or. - on tap at the brewpub. Murky light brown pour, medium thick off-white head. Aroma is earthy and clay-like, some faint floral notes. Flavor has some ripening vegetable notes, faint chocolate, finishes with brown sugar and black tea. Very earthy. Velvety smooth mouthfeel.
KyotoLefty (4719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Peach-yellow-brown color. Flat. Aroma of squash, spices, soft malts. Rich and potent. Sweet squash flavor with honey, some alcohol and spices. Quite flavorful. Soft, silky palate, a bit light. Strange, sweet, a bit cloying, but nice.