Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Steve_0 (2576) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jredmond (5296) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
blipp (5978) - 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 (6584) - 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 (8185) - , 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 (1481) - 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 (3217) - 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 (2370) - 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.