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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Elaborative Two was brewed September 2012 with our friends Brad Clark and Ryan Burke. We crafted this farmstead ale with pumpkins grown by Benís Pumpkins. The beer was aged in a variety of wine barrels ó as well as a barrel from Virtue Cider in Michigan ó with wild yeast and bacteria. After a year, the unique threads were blended together and conditioned in the bottle.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Nice hazy yellow-brown, whitish foam. Earthy yeast, a little spice. Subtle earthy sour. Smooth, full malty body, complex, soft sour. Stunning, lovely, could drink gallons. Pumpkin-earthiness is welcome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Thanks to beace for the bottle. The beer pours a slightly hazy bright orange color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually to a dense rocky film. Sticky large patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of vinous oak, spice, oak and malt. Medium body with flavors of brett yeast, white wine, spice and a touch of grainy malt. I donít really detect anything typically associated with a pumpkin beer, so maybe it is more of a texture thing. The finish is funky vine fruit and floral yeast. Good beer all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Pours milky and straw-colored with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Yeasty, citric, oaken nose. Light to medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is tart and mildly sweet with a raspy, dry, tongue-numbing finish. Big THANKS to landhoney for sharing this world-class beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky gold, thin large bubbled white head, decent lacing. Highly citric nose, lemon and leather, tons of dusty wheat farmhouse character. Husky flavor, grains all over front, full bodied with high carbonation. No allspice or cinnamon, tons of citric farmhouse, carbonation high across the back, lightly green flesh/seeds but very clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3966) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle courtesy of noodleuser at the DC Pre-Turkey Day Tasting, Novemeber 9, 2014. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Belgian yeast aroma. Flavors of tropical fruit, sour apple and some oak. My first from this vaunted brewery and its a good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1723) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle shared by Noodleuser at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Cloudy gold with small offwhite head. Sweet and sour with some floral and citrus notes. Some slight vegetable and spice presence from the pumpkin (which I may have missed if I hadnít known pumpkin was involved ahead of tasting it.) Probably not accurate to call this a "pumpkin beer," but if it is, it is the best "pumpkin beer" I have had by a country mile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by noodleuser at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma was citrus notes, some floral character. Flavor had some orange citrus zest notes, some funky character. Didnít pick up a lot of pumpkin, but at least didnít taste like pie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2713) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC tasting, thanks noodleuser! Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, spice, citrus. Tastes of light tart notes, pumpkin, spice, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Interesting and pretty good!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1239) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle at a beer share in dc courtesy of noodle user. It is a cloudy golden with a slight head. The aroma is sour fruit. The taste is an interesting combination of some sweetness that morphs into a tart flavor

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thank you sir! Nice dusty and funky aroma with a decent helping of summer fruit. Taste is softly sour and moderately funky stonefruit. Very tasty.


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