michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of malt, squash, gourds, pumpkin, maple, slight spices, brown sugar, a hint of Earth, and some vegetables. Poured a muddy brown/very deep amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white/tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and a touch bitter. Tastes of malt, pumpkin, gourd, squash, light maple, light caramel, cinnamon, spices, light hops, and a hint of Earth. Medium body. Slick, smooth, then lightly dry and lightly chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, slightly bitter, squash, pumpkin, cinnamon, spice, gourd, slight maple, light caramel finish is lightly dry and lightly chalky.
beastiefan2k (3329) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cicero’s in STL. Snifter poured with a thick head and an autumnal brown color. Nose is very fragrant with what I though was flowers at first. But if really is a sweet squash. Has a slightly slick mouthfeel but not heavy. Its sweet but not with residual sugars, a well developed brown sugar sweetness without the sugariness. Goes down easy. Its a sweet beer but in a good manner; novel and atypical for sure.
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pumpkin and spice aroma
Pours a nice dark golden brown
You taste the pumpkin and spice as it warms up the hoppiness goes away
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour, white head. Cinnamon, pumpkin, maple aroma. Flavor is sweet with pumpkin, spice, cookies, light hops. Nice!
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Cory. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malts, light spices, toast and cinnamon. Flavor is clove, cinnamon, toast, nutty and malty. Its hard to pick up the squash, but its there. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a nice smooth and balanced finish.
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured an amber/copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma was some caramel, spice, and a little floral with some hoppy bitterness. The aroma was a bit of squash with a little cinnamon and some clove. A very good Brown Ale.
thegreenrooster (3895) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a clear brown with a small white head. Aroma is an intense cinnamon and clove. This smells just like fresh baked apple pie. Flavor is some more cinnamon and spice but I do detect a nice squash flavor in there as well. This was a very tasty beer but also one of those beers that you love but I don’t know If i could drink too much of this in one sitting. It is a cinnamon and spice bomb.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewery-pours lite brown with a very small off-white head. nose of spice and squash with lite metallic notes. lots of clove and cinnamon on the flavors. finish shows some brown sugar qualities. THis is pretty tasty-long spicy and lite mineral qualities to the finish but its great. VEry solid spice/veg beer here, which is usually a style that i dont like at all. In this beer, you can taste all the REAL squash made for this beer.
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle... bright amber with copper... light subtle aroma with spice, brown sugar, and a pumpkin note that is the squash... the taste is subtle as well, but that’s how one of these beers should be, accented with squash, light brown sugar... quite good, worth having
phaleslu (9020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by Cory, who hand-labeled this one he was calling "Bottle #1"- thanks a ton, Cory! Pours a rich brown-amber color with a small off-white head. Great aroma of clove, cinnamon, toasted malts, nuts, and what seems like nutmeg and brown sugar, even though they didn’t add any. The flavor is so well balanced, with the American brown ale maltiness, nuttiness, and toastiness, and the cinnamon and clove spice. The squash is present in both aroma and flavor but so subtle. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, balanced, beautiful mouthfeel. The ratings for the tap version are solid but I’m wondering if this one works better in the bottle because I thought it was awesome (and I’m not just kissing ass because Cory was there).