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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. Itís a treat that does the trick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Really good. Itís a blend of a sour and barrel aged (pale?) ale, which lends itself to drinkability. The aroma is nice... floral and fruity, tart as well. Has a touch of cloudiness and a pumpkin hue. The flavour is pleasant, filled with berries and maybe a touch of pumpkin, and is somewhat reminiscent of a cider A great fall ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2011
A lightly sour aroma; interesting that the cranberries totally dominates the pumpkins. How to describe this - some definite tart notes, really more than sour. Some pumpkin comes out real late in the aroma. This is good, but not really an excellent sharing beer. Weird. Really grows on you late.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (2047) - Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a nice four finger head, Aroma is tart, which is nice, cranberry and apple also come through. The flavor is very tart, nice, I want a good sour ale, and cranberry only adds to the hype, nice and interesting. Body is a full mouthfeel, nice beer, maybe not as good as the la folie, but pretty damn good, so shut the fuck up and just drink up, you little bitches!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3184) - 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. Flavorís 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (2000) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Pretty good. A nearly clear amber color, sour, very detectable cranberry taste and notes of pumpkin. A beer for a sunny fall day, surrounded by orange leaves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Orange color. Slight off white head. Slightly spiced smell. Sour aroma. Very pleasing. Very smooth with a tart finish. Interesting taste with sourness from the cranberries and a slight earthiness coming from the pumpkin. A very refreshing ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21671) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
(22oz bottle from AJís Arcadia). Pours a somewhat hazy dark orange color with some pink hues and white head that fades to a small ring. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma has big cranberry and sour notes that border on vinegar. Iím not getting pumpkin at this time. Taste has some sweetness to go with more sour. Nice! Medium bodied with an oily/slick texture. Finish is a bit puckering and dry. Alcohol is warming. I didnít get a ton of pumpkin, but I still really liked this one. Good job New Belgium!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Flavor is tart, close to a Sour Ale, but it is from the fruit. A complex flavor profile, complicated from the use of a barrel. At only 25% barrel aged ale it leads to a dominating character to the beer only to be seconded by the use of fruit and squash. A light lemon citrus - lactic character to the finish is balanced out by the sweetness of the overall beer. The complexity makes this perhaps the second best New Belgium brew Iíve had to a close La Folie! I cannot wait to have this brew again.

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