blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by me at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours orange. off white head. Nose/taste of cranberry, slightly soured pumpkins and light grains and malt. Medium body. Interesting.
italarican (1138) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting. Pours orange. Slightly tart lemon notes with vegetal notes. Some celery character. Pleasant amount of tartness, but the vegetal notes don’t mix all that well with it.
vtafro (2160) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange pour with tan heAd. Fruity cranberry and other light fruit aromas. Flavor is lighter fruit, but drinkable none the less.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin white head of varying sized bubbles with light carbonation. Light fruity aroma with some pears, strawberries, yeast and some grainy malts. Color is a cloudy orange. Wow, lively in the mouth with lots of zippy carbonation, a nice puckering/salivating tartness with some more yeasty and herbal flavors along with some lemon and straw. Kind of reminds me of a slightly funky saison. Very easy drinking and the tartness really plays the flavors off the tongue. I am impressed with this brew and am really enjoying it.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of cranberry and pumpkin with some pumpkin pie spices, sourness and funk, some oak, with a touch of bready malt.
T - Starts off with some cranberry sweetness with some funkiness and tart and sour flavors growing from the background with some yeast flavor. Through the middle some more sourness comes through with some oak and some pumpkin flavor and a touch of bready malt. The finish is a mix sweet fruity berries with cranberry being the strongest, some pumpkin, sourness, and a bit of oak and bready malt.
M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. The balance of the sweet berry flavors with the sourness, oak, and pumpkin is really nice here and has some great complexity.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber at azwine 9/6/11.
clear. pale orange with a soft white head. some spots of lacy foam get left on the glass.
the nose is mildly tart... vinegar/acetic mixed with earthy gourd sweetness, lemon peels, cobwebs/cellar, faint vanilla/oak/wood and brown fallen leaves.
the flavor = the aroma but without the earthy gourd business until it warms past room temperature. cranberries are quite noticeable along with some other notes of orange and a cinnamon-y aftertaste. i wish there were more richness/depth to the flavor...maybe with some time?
it is medium bodied, crisp and sharp but it has a phlegmy feeling in the back of the throat after it has been swallowed. 7/3/7/3/15
burg326 (2707) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle that poured a cloudy orangish color with aromas of funky pumpkin, caramel, vinegar, and some oak. Flavor is an interesting mixture of tart fruit, pumpkin, oak, overall not what I was expecting from the aromas being all over the place, but I really liked this one overall.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Randall!. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity spicy pumpkin aroma with some tart hints. Fruity malty slightly tart spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish with weak tart hints.