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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
22oz bomber. Pours a deep cloudy orange with a thin white head that leaves many small spots of lace on the glass. Aroma is tart with hints of acid and berries over a thin bit of golden malt. Flavor starts complex and fruity with a mix of sour tart fruit (cranberries, citrus) and touches of honey-like malts. Mouthpuckering tartness throughout with a dry grassy character and some malts. Strange fruitiness and strong acidity towards a very dry finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and carbonated with tingly but velvety bubbles and a medium body. Overall, interesting - no pumpkin or spice character to speak of that I can tell. More like a cranberry sour ale. Not bad, but the pumpkins on the label are a bit misleading.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Draft - Sour something, could be pumpkin? Orange and white grape are also there. Cloudy orange with a white head. Sour pumpkin? Berry and oak. Little to lively on the carb but a nice refreshing sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Draft to tulip at RBWG. Looks good; a hazy orange with thin white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart and wild with notes of cranberry. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blomster (255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
On tap at Barley’s, Asheville. Aroma and taste of berries, spices. Not getting alot of pumpkin. Medium bitter, medium sweet. Just ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Interesting take from a couple of love birds. A: pours golden with a finger of ephemeral head which falls to a tortuous sheet of the same and some spotty lace. Near excellent clarity. S: Interesting. The cranberries are king here and second fiddle is sour lacto smells. No real pumpkin - hooray! Some hints of leather and cinnamon of all things. T: Tart, cranberries are evident, plenty of woody malts in the back. This is pretty drinkable. M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Semi dry finish. O: Well done experiment IMO. Serving type: bottle 10-21-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bomber aged a little over 2 years. Poured into my New Belgium globe glass. Pours a ruby amber color with a off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of Cranberry, pumpkin, spices and sour yeast. Tastes of the same thing in the smell with the sour cranberry flavor being the forefront. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. A lot more sour than I thought it would be but mellows as it warms and the pumpkin and spices shine through more. Pretty flavorful sour beer. It aged really well i think.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is lemon peel and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with light spice and lingering dry finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a light golden color with a one finger white head that leaves light lacing. The smell is of acidic citrus tartness, and slight nutmeg spice. Taste is surprisingly prominent dry lemon acidity up front. Nutmeg flavor comes in as the beer warms in your mouth. Cranberry is a bit of an afterthought but there on the finish. Sour lemon mustiness first, with some nice flavoring lingering on the palette. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Shared bomber. Pours orange/gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, pumpking, spice, and malt. Taste is similar. Somewhat tart. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3143) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2013
Sour cranberry, tart crisp nose. The mouth isn’t superbly balanced with wood and cranberries. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4909) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Reddish in color light head. Big aroma with lots of cranberry and sour flavors. This was a KICK to drink nice sour ale.


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