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 Samís. 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 (9833) - 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 (2340) - 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 (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The Mayor Foco. Beautiful orange, somewhat hazy pour with an off white head. Fairly sweet, yet spicy, pumpkin, tangy, red fruity nose. Moderately tart, cranberry, red fruity, somewhat spicy, pumpkin vegetal flavor with a tart, slightly spicy aftertaste. I think it would make more sense to classify this as a sour ale since itís more dominant in flavor than the pumpkin spiciness. Very weird, yet fairly tasty beer.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy red-orange with a small white head. Aroma is tart citrus and berry. Flavor is way more cranberry than pumpkin. Slightly sour at the end but not too puckering. A nice cranberry is left on the tounge after the swallow. Kinda dissapointing that I did not get any kind of pumpkin but as a fruit-sour ale this was adequate.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a completely clear deep gold to light orange hued body. Tons of bubbles jumping up the sides of the glass. A thick, fluffy head on top. Just a few shades off-white. Lacing is decent and retention is good. Aromas are tart, with a light funk and oak quality. A bit of spice that reminds me of a pumpkin beer. Tart acidic notes, lemon zest, cranberry. Light esters reminiscent of red grapes and raspberries. Malt profile is minimal: lightly bready, some graham cracker. No hop aromas. Flavors are decently tart overall, although not quite sour. Long duration, a little funk. Surprisingly malty compared to the aroma. Malty throughout: fresh bready, biscuits, warming malt character. Finish has a hint of alcohol and a sharp malic or citric tartness reminiscent of cranberries or even exceptionally tart cherries. Very long duration. Lightly tannic in the aftertaste. Juicy and fruity on the mid palate. A hint of spice and lightly earthy or vegital notes. Tart balance, medium to low bitterness. Medium level of carbonation with a bit of creaminess. Acid keeps a slightly sharp, un-smooth edge to the beer. Medium alcohol warming given the abv. Medium to slightly light bodied with a dry finish. A very interesting and unique beer. A lot of different elements going on with no one direction. Possibly confused purpose, but still quite tasty.
Guerde (1113) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a hazed dark orange with a large white head that has a pinkish tinge when looking at it from above. Substantial lacing on the glass as well. Aroma is pretty nice and strikingly reminiscent of New Glarus Cran Bic. Not getting pumpkin here, but thereís plenty of cranberry, lemon squares, and warheads candy. Also present is a subtle kick of spice with funk. The pumpkin scent strengthens as the beer warms. Flavor also possesses some baked pumpkin right off the bat, thatís not too strong, with plenty of crisp sourness, cranberry skin, and some more baked pumpkin with light spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is rather lively. Was a pretty big fan of this, and every element of the beer was integrated quite well. Will definitely purchase again.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber pours orange with slight amber hue and a small white head. Aroma has a slight funk and sour notes with a fruity tartness and some spice. Taste is sour into fading tartness and finishing with subtle wood flavors and a not overbearing alcohol presence. Iím just not picking up an distinctive flavors in the taste here, kinda bland, disappointing.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange color. Slight off white head. Slightly spiced smell. Sour aroma. Very pleasing. Very smooth with a tart finish. Interesting taste with sourness from the cranberries and a slight earthiness coming from the pumpkin. A very refreshing ale.