jason (1686) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Poured a light golden body. Light vegatable aroma. Flavor is light vegatable taste, sugary, yeast. Very earthy and intresting. Very quaffable.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yobdoog shared this at YEHA. lightly hazy orange in color with a light ring of bubbles around the glass. Aroma was caramel as well as weird vegetable, obviously from the squash. Taste is smooth pale malts with some squash. Interesting beer. Thanks Trevor, wanted to try this one for a long time.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this one. Thank you SamuraiArtist for the hand bottle. Aroma of some spices and roasted vegetables but very mild. A slight bitterness to balance to sweet roast aroma. Taste was also a bit sweet, maybe caramel or brown sugar with some bitter raw vegetable. Definitely a bit foody from the squash which does stand out which I was hoping for and contributed to the nice body. Glad I got this oddball, very nice.
alobar (2952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber color with no head. Aroma of citrus, spice and squash. Taste is heavy on the squash as advertised. A bit too vegetabley.
beastiefan2k (2647) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Madness@the Moose YEHA. 1 Liter handbottle provided by yobdoog, I think it was filled at Higgins restaurant. I was excited to try this. Aroma is not surprisingly weird with light sweetness and definitely vegetable but not in a bad way. Taste is actually pretty plain, tastes like a pale ale with a bit more crystal malt sweetness. It very easy drinking and definitely a fine beer without using any hops. Extra points for creativity and being able to pull this off.
hopdog (9423) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium orange color with a very small sized heat. Aromas of yeast, earthy, citrus, spices, and squash. Tastes of spices, squash, and caramel. There was definitely squash in there that made this one different and interesting.
egajdzis (5460) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy yellow orange color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, orange, squash, bread, and toffee. Taste was dry, bready, light spices, and a mild, toffee finish. Pretty interesting / nice.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle from Samurai Artist. Thanks Ezra! Pours a nice hazy amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of herbs, spices, malt and bread. Taste was different from any other beer I have had, but in a pleasant way. The flavor is well balanced, smooth and very easy to drink. Has a sweet dry finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest
hazy dark gold, frothy beige head,
light sweet malt aroma,
sweet malt flavor, big starchy character, lots of spicy character to balance the sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
BBB63 (6304) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks WeeHeavySD for the taste at the 2007 PP SAF:
Amber hued with a splash of bubbles and no lace. The aroma has notes of veggies (the squash I guess) grass, herbs, caramel, and doughy yeast esters. The taste was sweet but not has I feared with some lactic acid and bitterness in balance. For something with no hops, where did the bitterness come from? Chewy and sticky mouth feel. Very different and warmed up to me.