anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ HOTD. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some spicy hints. Sweetish malty fruity spicy flavor. Has a fruity spicy finish.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright amber colour. A bit strange - not distinctively gourdy, but at least a clean, crisp, moderately malty amber ale with toasty/caramelly accent. Hrm.
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 (2003): Sweet herbal aroma, with some candy sugar/bubblegum. Taste is sweet, light Tripelesque, herbal and mint. Different squash from last year, with a better taste.
(2002): Cloudy golden in appearance, with a mild fruity aroma. I'd never guess the squash without being told -- the flavor is very fruity and mild, with hint of alcohol. No noticeable bitterness. (6/3/6/3/12)
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler @Tampa Wkly Gathering-pours a white head that bubbles and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet light malt, vegetal. Taste is sweet light malt, vegetal, some spice, creamy. OK/mild effervescence. Thanks fishingnet.
kp (10886) - 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
brokensail (10607) - Orange County, 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.
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed amber orange ale with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant fruity malt with caramel and some nice madera tones. In mouth, a good caramel and fruity malt, a bit maderized, very smooth, no hops, as promised, but good. On tap at Hair of the Dog, Sept. 4, 2010.
hopdog (8773) - 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.
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ brewery, RBSG 2004. Clear light yellow. Spicy nose, some definite squash there, with some yeast and alcohol... spicy peach, very light and fresh tasting. Nice, even carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of fishingnet. It pours coppery gold with tiny white head. The aroma is modest in strength with spices, sweetness and smooth chewy squash like veggies. The taste is sweet up front with maltiness then moving into sugary-ness and squash goodness. The malts grow a bit into the finish. Nice stuff. It seems a tad on the sweet side overall.