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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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. It’s a treat that does the trick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
A nice hazy orange pour with some tart and spicey, maybe a little bit of pumpkin. Taste is tart, but the pumpkin is very faint. Enjoyable, but missing something overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3125) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pretty good, accessible sour fruit beer. Served with an average sized very frothy, off-white head that slowly settled to a light cover which lasted all the way down and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is fruity sour and fresh. Flavor’s like nose with the Brett and carbonation up front with fruit right behind and taming it down along with slight bitter. Body is relatively soft for a sour beer and carbonation is spot on. Finish is like flavor, slightly long and fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4667) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating (but was from the release in Fall 2011). Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of tart apple, lemon, cranberry, hay, grass, pepper, earth, cherry, raspberry, funk, and yeast spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with nice complexity. Taste of tart apple, lemon, cranberry, cherry, grass, hay, earth, pepper, funk, bread, and yeast spices. Light puckering acidity on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, lemon, cranberry, pepper, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of flavors with nice complexities; with a nice balance of tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice slightly slick and crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice blended wild ale. Very nice flavor complexity, and very smooth and easy to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours deep orange with a couple fingers white head and good retention. Smell is candy like with a hint of pumpkin spice. Taste is lightly tart, pumpkin and sour funk, a bit off in the tail. Almost chewy, vegetable qualities. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
On tap at Falling Rock. Poured a clear, pumpkin orange, with a huge frothy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is tart cranberry, some spice, some pumpkin, and funk. Taste is light spice, only moderately tart, but it seems to linger long after I put it down. Not picking up pumpkin at all in the taste. Sticky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Well-balanced and not overly sour, good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
From 650ml bottle purchased Oct 2011. Pours a wonderful russet hazy amber, large fluffy white head dies to a nice lacing. Subtle aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, some sourness & bready malt. Flavour is nicely tart & sour, biting the sides of your tongue. A little oaky with a good blend of pumpkin, spice and bitterness coming from the cranberries. Very refreshing on the tongue with the perky, tight carbonation. The finish, though a little short, is nice sour/bitter/tarty fruit with the cranberries showing through the most. A real nice slightly sour, refreshingly good balanced ale. Could easily drink this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at Max’s for the TURD Tasting. Pours a light reddish amber body with no head, light white lacing brimming. Aroma is light, sour fruit and some spice. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of pumpkin spice, and tart cranberry. Not as gross as the recipe would suggest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Hazy gold with a white head. This was an odd one. Weird fruity and wine barrel-like notes, a bit of strange vegetal notes. Not awful, but whatever they were trying to do, it really didn’t come together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at Max’s for Sam’s visit. Pours a mostly clear gold with a thin white head. Super sweet, weird tart sourness, strange. No idea what is going on here, but it’s not pleasant. Do not want.

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