twindog (265) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a great orange color and a crisp white head. Flavors of the sourness of the cranberry is the for front of this beer. The cranberry is the stand up flavor of this beer. The cranberry is the dominant flavor. This is another great beer.
emacgee (4138) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks turd. Pours soft sharp gold with one finger offwhite head. Nose is an interesting blend of cranberry acidity, a light sweetness, and pie spice character. Nice tartness in the mouth with a mild tannic bite and sweet spice character. Notes of lemongrass and citrus zest. Dry spicy palate with a lasting finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with small white head. Nose is tart fruits--apricot, peach, cranberry is harder to pick out. Also some leather, wood, light pumpkin flesh. A little heavier than I’d like, but overall pretty refreshing.
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber split and crushed with Ronbra. Pours a glowing orange with a bubbly head that disappears quickly. Cranberry dominates the aroma and the flavor. Nice and tart with the pumpkin and wood mellowing it out in the finish. Tasty and refreshing.
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden brown pour, fruity aroma. I only bought this because it was the New Belgium release in the area, so I bought them all. I hate pumpkin beers. But this was great. A light body, but full flavored ale. It’s wonderfully zingy and tart and has a moderate cranberry flavor. I can’t say I got very much pumpkin flavor in it...and no goofy spicing.
HonkeyBra (3516) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours an orangish hue with twinges of red. Almost no head, the little head that there is sits atop in whisps. Aroma has light oak, mild pumpkin sweetness and apparent cranberries impart some tartness. Flavor focuses on the mildly tart cranberries and pumpkin sweetness. Some mild wood notes, mostly light vanilla. Light lingering tartness towards the finish. This is an interesting beer, and definitely above average. It has a lot going on and the flavor is pretty good. I’m not sure I’d ever think about it again, though.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Cool bottle; very reasonably priced. Pours light yellowish orange with slightly pinkish tint. Soft, foamy head. Nose of sour apricot, tart wood, pumpkin, pie crust. Taste adds odd cranberry tartness as well as bitterness. Odd combination, but I like it.
Travlr (13222) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden color, white edge head. Aroma of sour grapes and apricots. Taste is smooth, soft sourness and a bit of a brett kick at the finish. Very nice.
drjay44 (2729) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, lasting white head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy, golden orange (SRM 6) body....nose is light cereal, light pear, apple, light hint of citrus....taste is light acid fruit to start, then a mid layer of light allspice, then a touch of clove, finishing with a light sour twang....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation high. Despite the funky ingredient combination, this beer works. It has a pleasantly complex nose, a nice series of flavors, finishing with a mild sour bite. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7
arminjewell (6416) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Falling Rock, pours orange-ish yellow with an off white almost yellow head. Very interesting, was not expecting this color out of the beer. Aroma has notes of tart fruit with the cranberry being the most forward, some notes of lemon, apple as well, goes into some notes of slight spice and a touch of vegetal pumpkin, very faint but there, picks up some funk as well. Taste was very nice, somehow balanced between pumpkin, clove notes, with a tart fruity cranberry, lemon, funky middle. Started with the tart fruit, went into the pumpkin notes for a second, then came back to the tart fruit with more funk on the back. Pretty well done.