ROGUE (2156) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a light golden color with a one finger white head that leaves light lacing. The smell is of acidic citrus tartness, and slight nutmeg spice. Taste is surprisingly prominent dry lemon acidity up front. Nutmeg flavor comes in as the beer warms in your mouth. Cranberry is a bit of an afterthought but there on the finish. Sour lemon mustiness first, with some nice flavoring lingering on the palette. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
RobertDale (5260) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber. Pours orange/gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, pumpking, spice, and malt. Taste is similar. Somewhat tart. Decent enough.
TimE (4884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour cranberry, tart crisp nose. The mouth isn’t superbly balanced with wood and cranberries. Meh.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish in color light head. Big aroma with lots of cranberry and sour flavors. This was a KICK to drink nice sour ale.
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly tasty and a nice sour. Very lacey, on Orange peach body, a great picture.A little funky yeast. Orange citrus taste, the cranberry is there and its just observable. The pumpkin is in the secondary. A good pumpkin for people like me outpumpkined. December 2011 bottle. My only complaint is the cranberry should be natural cranberries and not added in j. Thanks FlandersNed.
solidfunk (7222) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This really tastes like it’s on the verges of a sour. Has a pumpkin smell, though once the liquid is on the lips the sense of gourd is gone - it’s good for someone like me who doesn’t much like pumpkin beers. Cranberry comes through in taste more than anything. Pours cloudy blond with some lacing. Finishes light sour with some astringency. Bottle thanks to Sammy.
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sour peaches, and pumpkin spice. The taste is sour pumpkins and cranberries, amazing! I’d get this all the time if I could find it. Really good!
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlogged rating from bottle: Rich deep gold hue with minimal head. Nose of cranberries, ginger, mint, hibiscus, biscuity malts and some herbal hops. The taste is twangy, acidic, with plenty of pale and caramel malts. Clean and actually sort of simple but tasty, light alcohol presence noted. Some spicy notes but not much pumpkin character. The mouth feel is refreshing and tart with a light tannic finish. Pretty nice but not sure I would buy again.
indigentone (10) - Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber purchased at my local liquor store. The beer poured a hazy orange with slight foam and lacing that dies away quickly. Initial aroma is sour with some obvious funkiness. I didn’t get much pumpkin, perhaps some cranberry from the overall sour aroma. The taste pretty much mirrored the aroma though the more I drank of it the less tart it felt. As it warmed it still remained nice. Medium mouthfeel and not too much carbonation. Sour finish that dies pretty qucikly with just a touch of the sour lingering for a while. In my mind the beer inproved as I drank it, perhaps because my palate grew more accustomed to the sour element. The sour is by no means over the top.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep gold with a small but lasting white head. An odd musty metallic nose. The flavor has a unique tartness with a hint of sweetness around the edges. The cranberry really comes through, but the pumpkin adds a hint of earthiness. Medium bodied with a lingering sour and bitter cranberry finish. Unfortunately that finish starts to wear on you after half a pint. Unlike most sours that end refreshingly, this one just gets less and less inviting.