CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from the brewery. Hazy golden appearance with a strong head. The bartender had quite the difficult time pouring it, because it was quite carbonated. Prickly carbonation on the tongue. Not a lot of squash is hitting my taste buds. Iím getting a TON of that pilsner malt. Subtle vegetable backing, but I wouldnít say that it could be easily identified as squash; however, there is a distinct earthy/vegetable taste to the beer. The beer seems to settle quite a bit, carbonation wise. I love Hair of the Dog stuff, but I donít know, this beer seems to be dominated by that pilsner malt flavor. The squash addition seems to play only a minimal role. It was quite the pungent brew (Iím speaking in past-tense because I had this last night), but I didnít get much squash. Overall, this was a unique experience, but I was expecting a different dimension. Iíve been waiting to try this for years.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm, an interesting brew, this - light body, tangy, wheaty - a bit of honey and wildflower - squash adds an interesting sweetness to the mix - a touch of phenols add further depth - a light tingly acidity on the tail end - interesting.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours a cloudy blond with a small white head. Aroma of candied fruits, pineapple and squash. Flavour of squash, candied pineapple, spices, cinnamon - similar to a pumpkin beer. Dirty flavour, interesting, but not a fan of this style.
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of squash, candied pineapple. Flavour of squash, spices (like pumpkin), with a very dry palate. Fairly simple and uninteresting. Decent.
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 on Draft. Aroma: Ripe, rich malt plus a little pumpkin
Flavor: Rich, mild, full-bodied initially, then malt with a slight pumpkin note. Finishes very soft and round.
dchmela (2485) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a light gold with a thin white head. Musty hops, squash in the aroma. Smooth malt taste, yams and a touch of hop bitterness. Weird brew.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bready, slightly sweet and tart aroma. Very light clear straw color with small bubbly head. Cereal grain, flaked corn flavor with biscuit like finish. Hay on the finish. Soft and smooth and light motuhfeel. A good pilsner style that is more substantial in malt ocmplexity. Enjoyable yet approachable.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, brewpub. Pale gold, clean. Aroma is lightly bready. Flavor has sweeter malts, light apple. Great clarity, both flavor, color, finish.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light, transparent yellow. Grains and some vegetal notes on the nose, which really come through in the flavor. Sort of like a tea - just not my cup.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazed almost murkey orange with a thin yet lasting head. Aroma is sweet, nutty, grain, gritty, vetetable, squash, herbs and light spice. Flavor is a light caramel, weedy, earth, vege, squash, light metallic hint, orange zest, and light maple syrup? Finish is a bit gritty, but overall kinda interesting beer.