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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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We get a kick out of collaborating. Harvesting the creativity of Kim Jordan of New Belgium and Dick Cantwell of Elysian produced this ruby-hued, slightly sour, pumpkin, cranberry ale. Itís a treat that does the trick.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2011
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 Iíd like, but overall pretty refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1868) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2011
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. Itís wonderfully zingy and tart and has a moderate cranberry flavor. I canít say I got very much pumpkin flavor in it...and no goofy spicing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3114) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
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. Iím not sure Iíd ever think about it again, though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2011
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2486) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3088) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2011
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.


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