Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear and radiant pumpkin orange, with a small head that leaves sparse lacing. The aroma brings some squash flavors, along with a touch of alcohol, malt, and spice. The flavor is spicy, mostly cinnamon and perhaps nutmeg. Pumpkin pie, but a bit too sweet. The cranberry flavor is there, but sweetness prevails over tartness. An overall lack of a cohesion. A bit cloying, I canít imagine drinking much more than a snifter sized portion of this. Sweet and fruity, with moderately low carbonation. Ok stuff, but I wouldnít seek this out again. I have had it twice now, and been unimpressed on both occasions.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2011
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle purchased for $6, not a bad price. Clear light orange color and not much head. Smells sour with a hi t of funk and just the slightest touch of cranberry. The taste was mostly sour ale and reminded me a lot of the sourness in Ericís Ale and Le Terroir, maybe itís the yeast. This was a great sour beer value and Iíd definitely purchase this again if I saw it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-08-2011 20:20:12
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber light in color with a pink hue and creamy white head. The aroma brings sweet cranberry tart. The flavor has not lost cranberry at all after a year either bringing palatable tart cranberry notes dominating, a small sweetness to them as well. The body is not thick, thin and quite crisp.
robforbes (2090) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-clear orangish with a small snow white head, and a little lacing.
smell is of pumpkin, coriander, malt, spice, and wild yeast.
taste is sour, pumpkin, spice, cranberry in back, and malt.
Beerdedone (3114) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of cranberries, light pumpkin, and some funk. Flavor was lightly tart with cranberries, faint pumpkin, lemon and had some funky sourness.
eaglefan538 (2983) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canít believe how high in style this thing is... and overall? You all are frigginí nutz. Pour was orangey and the head was small. The aroma was cranberries and pumpkin. The flavor was the same, cheap friggin cranberry juice, nothing wood or elegant about this thing at all, some random messed up spices. A sloppy mess. Brutal.
GarrettB (1315) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/2/2011 - Iíve had the privilege of living in both Denver and Seattle. Both are relaxed cities, reeking of the West Coast insouciance that irks my East Coast friends. Hiking in the morning, beer in the afternoon, and an obscure hobby in the evening. Itís no wonder that Elysian and New Belgium jive so well. I got my first taste of their collaborative potential when I first had the Elysian Night Owl, which is apparently brewed with some help from the folks at New Belgium. The Lips of Faith Kick is more vocal about its heritage. From the aroma to the taste, this beer obviously benefits from the collective wisdom of two craft beer powerhouses. Opening the bottle releases a bright lemon and citrus aroma, topped by a ripe cherry tanginess. A yeasty Belgian quality is also evident, with some banana esters to round out the brighter fruit flavors, and a touch of bubblegum to give it a frolicking quality. I can register only one complaint: I canít smell any pumpkin. No raw pumpkin, no vegetal pumpkin, no pumpkin spice, no pumpkin pie, nothing! This tastes much, much more like a Spring beer than a Fall beer, and while Iím not crushed to go without my pumpkin fix, I find it odd that a beer wrapped in the visages of pumpkins would abandon that theme in the aroma. The touted sourness comes in on the first sip, plying the to tongue with a mild cherry acidity before yielding to strawberry and cherry notes. In spite of the sourness, this beer is on the whole light, fruity and refreshing; this is why it feels so well tailored to Spring, and somewhat about of place in Fall. All the same, it is a measure of the excellence of oneís beer when a consumer drinks it, finds the exact opposite of what he was primed for, and still finds lots of beer love for it. The Kick is a fantastic collaboration, and I hope to see more soon.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange/yellow colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of fruits, a lot of grapefruits, sweet. The taste of sweet fruits, grapefruits, a little bitter notes and little sour hints. the aftertaste is sweet with a very little sour. Not my kind of beer.
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this one quite a bit. Deep red colored body, thin head. The slightly tart cranberry infusion helped the pumpkin and spice out to make this not-your-average-seasonal. I wouldnít mind sitting down with a bottle of this on a late fall evening.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose on this was full of yeast and sour notes, like some sort of sour ale. A taste reveals cranberries, some honey and light nuttiness. Crazy drinkable for the abv, and is more tart and dry in the finish rather than warm.